Friday, February 2, 2018

Blog Tour: Witch for Hire by N. E. Conneely

Witch for Hire by N.E. Conneely
Published January 11, 2014
Summary on Goodreads
A 3.5* review.  I received this book via an audiobook as a promotion for doing a blog tour.  That being said, an audiobook can definitely influence my perception on the book as a whole.

When I first started this book, the narrator had a very grating voice which was not a good start for me.  It was this weird, awkward falsetto that really annoyed me to no end.  The main character is female yet for some reason, the narrator was male who tried way too hard to sound feminine but failed miserably.  It took quite a while for me to finally get somewhat used to that voice before I could really enjoy the book. 

However, once I managed to put that aside, I started to get into the plot and the characters.  I found myself enjoying the story immensely.  I liked learning about Michelle and seeing how she goes about to solving all of these problems from the police.  The other character, Elron, is also a favorite of mine.  The squabbles that he and Michelle goes through are hilarious and entertaining but at this point, there aren’t too many interactions between the two.  However, you can definitely tell that there is tension, the good kind, between them. 

What I enjoy most about the book is all of the magical creatures involved.  There are elves, demons, unicorns, gargoyles, etc. and I love books like these where there is a plethora of various creatures.  And with Michelle’s work as a consultant for the police, she gets right in the middle of various issues and for this book, it mostly focused on trolls. 

At this point, I have finished the first three books and I have to say that the first one is probably the least interesting just because there is a lot of buildup with the characters and plot.  That’s not saying that the first book isn’t entertaining on its own but out of the three, I would consider this book as mostly meant for world-building. 

Overall, I did find this book an interesting read and I can’t wait to find out what the rest of the series has in store for Michelle (and Elron, hopefully).



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