Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Audio Book Review: A Witch's Concern

A Witch's Concern

By:  N.E. Conneely

Publish Date:  August 1, 2015, Audiobook Release January 16, 2018

Format:  Audiobook - 7 hrs 25 mins
Narrated By:  Jeff Hays & Laurie Catherine Winkel

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  4th in Witch for Hire series; 1st Book ~ Witch for Hire, 2nd Book ~ A Witch's Path, 3rd Book ~ A Witch's Trial

Impression:  Michelle's clan scar is explained as she fights for her freedom.

Synopsis:
Michelle has been figuring out what her life is like now that the demon has been killed, and Sylvia and Varro are dead. Even the clans of witches trying to attract her to their way of life have backed off and given her a chance to grieve. Her relationship with Elron is stronger than ever, but there are things left unsaid.

On the way to her parents' wedding, the delicate calm she’d been living in is broken. Witches are out for her blood, her family is caught in the crossfire, and friendships are threatened. Work doesn’t let up either, and she partners up with Elron to deal with magic gone wild. Michelle finds that her problems are larger than one clan of witches, and is forced to choose between the people she holds dear and the way of life she loves.

This is the fourth book in a series, following A Witch's Trial. It is a standalone novel, however, your reading experience will be greatly enhanced if you've read the previous books.

First Sentence:
"Braden Reis."
He didn't look up at the sound of his own name being spoken from the doorway.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I like the blend of two narrators, dividing the male and female roles. It gives more dynamic to the characters. Jeff knows these characters well, and has all their voices ready to go for us here. Laurie is new to me and the series, and reads through the female cast with heart. When I first started I didn't know if I liked the up-swing at the end of her sentences when voicing Michelle. It gave Michelle a felling that she was better than others that I didn't think Michelle had. As the book went, it eased and Laurie fell into Michelle's voice for me.

Michelle is such a nice person/character. I like that about her. Trouble finds her because she works with the police on cases. But in this books, it's because she's a clanless witch and her grandmother is determined Michelle will take her rightful place in her clan. Michelle, however, likes the freedom of being clanless. Michelle doesn't want to hurt anyone, she wants to help and not be tied to a specific clans rules. However she still has lingering memories of what she had to do in the last book. It weighs on her mind, even though it was the only option and something Sylvia wanted. She worries about her and Elron as well as it's something she doesn't want to do.

Oh my. Elron is such a great person. He's an elf, and he's fighting his protective instincts when it comes to Michelle. Elron's feelings for Michelle are finally seen by Michelle. Michelle starts to see that even though she had to do what she did, Elron does not hold it against her. They are just so adorable!

We have a case of characters that live in the lodge. It's always great seeing them as they are friends and a few rotate through. We don't see as many of them in this book as this book is focused on Michelle and the problems that have found her - the clans. We do get answers to Michelle's clan scar and things with her grandmother. Michelle fights hard against many things, but she's going to have a very full future ahead of her.

This book felt to be a little different in the story line. We follow Michelle and the troubles that find her, bringing her to make some tough choices. We don't get a case she's working on, though there are small items that come up she tends to. This is mostly Michelle learning about herself and growing. The story still has the same action and full of spell being thrown around, but it's about Michelle this time and not just helping others.

There are more books in the series with Michelle. I'm looking forward to them as there are hints of what's to come in this book... what's next in Michelle's life, demons, and more I'm sure.



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5 comments:

  1. I didn't know about this series, but it seems to have some very interesting elements that I always enjoy. Hope you keep having a great time with it!

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  2. It looks good and I think I could enjoy it as well!

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  3. Oh sounds like a good one. It has been a while since I read a good book with Elves.

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