Thursday, February 29, 2024

Audio Book Review: Killer's Kiss by Keri Arthur

Killer's Kiss (Lizzie Grace, #11)Killer's Kiss by Keri Arthur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG. I devoured these books. I'm at a place that I'm good to wait for the 12th, and final Lizzie book. These books are great to read/listen to back to back. There are details that are shared again when we come to them, but nothing overly to feel like you're repeating the story.

Each book has a story and a baddie to fight. Each baddie is different than the previous ones so we see the team grow in strength, knowledge, magic, and work together better and better. Life moves forward and it does here too. Lizzie's life is the main arc to the series, and we see how she grows in her magic along with love. She's a stronger person and witch with all she's learned and experienced. She's becoming bolder in her actions and in talking to people. Dare I say, she's becoming an alpha of her own. And she's aware of her power now. She also knows she has limits.

I know the previous book was Lizzie dealing with family things back at her family home, and we didn't see Aiden there. But, I feel that was needed to get through some of Lizzie's trauma along with standing on her own. She learned valuable things there. And, should I say, Aiden learned a few things without Lizzie in town.

There is a big battle to come in the next book, and I'm good with waiting for it.

Again, the narrator is great at voicing the characters. I really enjoyed her accents and voices for them.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Audio Book Review: Wraith's Revenge by Keri Arthur

Wraith's Revenge (Lizzie Grace, #10)Wraith's Revenge by Keri Arthur
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So glad Lizzie's family battles are finished. It was neat to see Canberra that Lizzie talked about. We didn't get the in's and out's of it as much as hints of it with all the events happening. Lizzie doesn't want to be here, and I'm with her.

*phew* This was a needed book to get through the family battles Lizzie had on her plate. With her trip to Canberra, there was much more that surfaced. She's in court against her father for raffling her off for money and power, dealing with the family of Clayton's for the inheritance, dealing with SEEING the family that never treated her well.... and all to lead to the sorcerer that killed Cat is back, and has a taste for her family's blood.

This is a lot to deal with! Wowzah lady. I'm surprised Lizzie didn't start drinking again. I would have.

Lizzie gets some of her reconning done with a few family members. A few...not so well, but Lizzie is a strong person and she gets her feelings and words said.

This book doesn't have Aiden or Monty in it, it's all Lizzie and how she's grown and facing her past. This feels like something to help move Lizzie on to better things in life. She has that terrible weight lifted from her worries and fears.

There are things happening at the Reservation with Lizzie's absence though. And I want to hear about those now that she's home. And a little secret to share as well.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Audio Book Review: Sorrow's Song by Keri Arthur

Sorrow's Song (Lizzie Grace, #9)Sorrow's Song by Keri Arthur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can't finish these books fast enough! I want it all and to see how things go for Lizzie and her created family. I have a feeling for what's to come, and can't wait to see if it's true and how it unfolds.

I'm cheering Lizzie on. I'm over here with, "Go Girl," "You are amazing," "You show them!" Because Lizzie is doing ALL of this and so so much more. This girl has come into her power, magically, physically, and emotionally. She has become so much more and is finally seeing what she has become. No more that underpowered witch her parents would tell was worth no good. She's an amazing, caring person and she is so much more than her parents ever saw.

And, I also know.... Lizzie had to live this life to become this person.

This story had me wondering if her power really did draw that "siren" to the reservation. Lizzie is powered by the Wild Magic and not sure how to control it. She's so worried about using it wrong and staining the well spring. And it could be....

Lizzie's actions also brings others to realizations. Huge realizations on how they feel and act.

There's so much to this story. So powerful. The emotions are running high. The battles to be fought physically with what's here. And the bonds that have been created are tested.

Well written and performed in audio book.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Audio Book Review: Broken Bonds by Keri Arthur

Broken Bonds (Lizzie Grace, #8)Broken Bonds by Keri Arthur
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh the realizations here. Lizzie has decided to face her fears, and she does.

Lizzie knows Mia is going to return. But when? And what does it mean for Lizzie's heart?
As Lizzie starts to think on this and as Mia does return, Lizzie sees what she needs to do even though it's not what she wants. We get insight into Mia as we meet her. Lizzie grows stronger to have that conversation that's been needed to happen, especially since it's obvious she loves Aiden. And it appears he may feel the same, but will he admit it?

The creature they hunt is one that's after those who cheat on their significate other. But I like the little twist with this one. And how it's dealt with. Interesting.

Lizzie is learning she's got more power and growing rather attached to the Well Springs. I'm curious to learn what's in the Earth magic book and if it'll help. And how far will the connection and magic go?

Katherine is once again amazing. Thank you for continuing to voice the emotions and characters for us.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Audio book Review: Magic Misled by Keri Arthur

Magic Misled (Lizzie Grace, #7)Magic Misled by Keri Arthur
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book opens the doors to all the things to come. I just know it. So many things are put in motion and shared about here with the wolves.... For Lizzie and Aiden.

The potential hope she had of maybe a family with Aiden... we see from a baddie that arrives what could possibly happen, with exception of the dark magic that is present with the baddie. And the celebration of Aiden's 30th birthday... oh his mother. She's a piece of work.

I love how Lizzie is determined to enjoy what she can with Aiden now. It's just going to make it that much harder for me (us the readers) when things change.

I love how Lizzie is able to detect out things and with her created family can find the details. She's great at doing the leg work and putting the pieces together. Along with her magic usage. She does usually get hurt while doing it though. And things are changing with her wild magic.

Monty! I love the fun Monty brings to the story. And his determination with Belle. lol. So fun seeing those two banter and yet grow closer.

Once again, Katherine Littrell is amazing as the narrator. So so thankful she's stayed with the series.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Audio Book Review: Deadly Vows by Keri Arthur

Deadly Vows (Lizzie Grace, #6)Deadly Vows by Keri Arthur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Keri is not scared to put her characters through their nightmares. And keep me holding my breath as she does it. Amazing writing.

As I've said, Keri doesn't repeat herself in events. Each book ups the game. The terrible that can happen is something different here. We do have a dark entity that arrives and haunts the reservation. But we also have one that is in human form that comes looking for revenge on Lizzie and Belle.

This book REALLY shows Lizzie's growth with where she started as these ladies ran when they were 16 years old, and even in their short months here in the reservation. She has a lot of trauma from her past to face, and she sure faces it all.

Lizzie faces her blood family past, but also sees she has created a loving family of dear people close to her in the reservation. She has what she always wanted and never received elsewhere.

The power show in this book! Wowza! I want to see what this means for Lizzie and her blooming magic. She's a LOT more than she ever thought she was.

Once again, I have to give a huge shout out to the narrator of this series. Katherine Littrell. Amazing vocal work with the characters. They each have their own voice, accent, and personality that comes through.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Audio Book Review: Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur

Wicked Wings (Lizzie Grace, #5)Wicked Wings by Keri Arthur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you read a series that binge worth and doesn't repeat itself?
This one is TOTALLY that! I'm never bored with these books. And want to keep going one after the other.

Keri is amazing at writing these books so they move forward for the characters. How they grow personally and in power along with together as a selected family.

We have our baddie that attacks, a new dark creature that causes death and wounds. Lizzie, Belle, Aiden, and more that have joined the group fight hard together to stop it. Along with a White Lady that's haunting the area...who's here to help or take on life...?

The baddie is similar as we know more are coming with the Well Spring, but it's something different and has to be dealt with differently.

I love how the overall arching story line of Lizzie is always progressing forward. I can't wait to dive into the next book to see some of that come to life and see others get what they deserve (or I hope!).

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Audio Book: Demon's Dance by Keri Arthur

Demon's Dance (Lizzie Grace, #4)Demon's Dance by Keri Arthur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you read or listened to a book and just didn't think of why you're enjoying it so much because you're so emersed in the story, characters, and events?

Yeah, that's how I feel with this book and series.

Keri's writing is amazing. She never overwhelms me with world details. She layers them in with the events happening and why things are the way they are. She drops tidbits that I know will come up later in Lizzie's life, or Aiden's life, or any characters life. You know there's going to be more details to come and there's likely going to be events that have it surface. And I look forward to learning them.

The narrator. I've not mentioned much about her yet, and that's a shame on me. The narrator for the audio books is amazing. She voices each character in their own fashion. They each have a voice, tone, and personality that comes through. Also, the accent. Out of the park! The world is set in Australia, and Katherine voices it. I like that the accent is there, but it's not overly done to make it hard to listen to the story. So well done.

I'm already listening to the next book. :)

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Audio Book Review: Hunter Hunted by Keri Arthur

Hunter Hunted (Lizzie Grace, #3)Hunter Hunted by Keri Arthur
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay. I'm beyond hooked on this series! I'm going to listen straight through, and I am not a binge reader/listener. But this series is worth it.

I love how Keri tells the story in each book and does NOT repeat herself. Each event is new as new dark magics are attracted to the Well Spring of the Wild Magic. We knew that but to see's amazing. I'm looking forward to all the baddies that come a looking to take the power for themselves. And seeing Lizzie STOP THEM.

This book had a Dark Witch, a heretic, that has his sights on the Well Spring. And wow. The dark power he brings is insane! Lizzie, Belle, and their new friends have their hands full with trying to catch up to and stop this man.

I do love the characters we have. Lizzie is very, very humble. Belle is the boost to all situations, I love her for being direct and fun. Ashworth is a new character in the previous book, but he's one I love. And his partner! We meet Ashworth's partner and he's a great addition.

We see Lizzie start to grow more and more here. Something is happening with her and the Wild Magic, and I have an idea as to part of the connection. There's more happening here. Ashworth and his partner see it happening. And I'm afraid it's going to draw more attention in the future.

We also see more into the wolf way of things. Which, can be a damper for Lizzie and Aiden's budding....relationship? There are some signals being crossed and lost, and I love that I can see them happening.

I see more and more of the world, witch and wolf, with each book. It's not hitting us hard, but affiliated with the events and time of year.

So well written. I love it. Onward I go!

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