This was very good. You get a lot from the short story and a strong sense of each character.
Romance: 4 Stars
Pacing: 4 Stars
Writing: 4 Stars
Plot: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars
I never got the impression that this main character would do any ass kicking, even if the opportunity had arisen-- which it didn't.
I'm throwing in the towel on this one. The book isn't terrible, it just isn't interesting enough for me. I'm over 50% into it and I still don't have any ambition to keep reading.
*The following ratings are based ONLY ON THE 56% THAT I READ.
Drugs: Alcohol & unidentified needle drugs
Romance: 3.5 Stars
Pacing: 1.5 Stars *It just felt like nothing ever happened.
Writing: 3 Stars
Plot: 2 Stars
She's suicidal through the first half of the book, which isn't a trait often (ever?) seen in a badass.
I think I would possibly make this 4.5 if I could. It was just that much fun to read. The story is go-go-go with tons of twists and turns. You expect it to be a "simple" read but by the end of it, you realize how very complex this story really was. The author did a great job of only telling you what you needed when you needed it. I would also like to point out that I think this book is mis-categorized as an Adult Romance. It is adult, but the romance is not the main theme and there is hardly any sex in it. It really should just be considered Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
*The following ratings are for Would-Be Witch. Click here if you would like to see ratings for Barely Bewitched or Halfway Hexed.
Recommended & Honorable Mention
Sex: Yes *But it's pretty well brushed over.
Gore: Sorta *A little blood and wounds.
Magic: Oh Yeah!
Drugs: Alcohol, cigarettes, and potions ;)
Romance: 4.5 Stars
Action: 4.5 Stars *It never stopped!
Pacing: 5 Stars *Boy, did this story move.
Writing: 4 Stars
Plot: 5 Stars *Deceptively complex story.
Overall: 4.5 Stars
I might as well put her in the middle. She's got the potential to be a kick ass witch, but it hasn't been realized quite yet. I'm truly hoping that we get some awesomeness from her in the future.