Author: Terry Maggert
Narrator: Erin Spencer
Length: 6h 56m
Publisher: Terry Maggert⎮2016
Release date: November 10, 2016
Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner.
A century old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time.
Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness. The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie’s spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers.
But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules:
1. Don’t complain about the diner’s waffles.
2. Don’t break the laws of magic.
3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf.
Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire’s curse without burning the waffles?
Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.
Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I’ve had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of– well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Nine books and counting, with no end in sight. You’ve been warned.
Erin loves audiobooks! As an actress, they have allowed her to creatively stretch by playing all kinds of characters, all kinds of ages and all kinds of accents! She voiced roles in the Audie award winning title, Illuminae and was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in the romance category. She has narrated over 100 titles and as an audiobook director has worked on at least 100 more. She has worked for most of the major publishers and also enjoys working with indie writers who are some of the most talented writers out there! Follow her on Twitter @ErinSpencerLA or find her on Facebook, Erin Spencer Actress.
I liked this book more than the previous two. To be honest, I finished the entire series in 4 days. I’ve read book number one and books number two and three were in audio format. All courtesy of Jess from the Audiobookworm. I can say that this last one was the best, mostly because the action did not feel as dragged as in the previous two and also the maturity of the characters is quite visible.
To get a little bit more into the details, the action happens in the same town of Halfway, having Carlie in the center of attention but this time trying to help Exit Wainwright who appears to be a time traveler. This time the action is far more complex and threats raised against her and her loved ones.
Also presented from Carly’s point of view, the plot evolves nicely, in a steady pace, with an increasing amount of suspense. The writing is very natural, the dialogue as well. The author has managed to keep the natural feel of the characters, even if we are in the world of vampires, witches and many other unworldly beings. The atmosphere at the diner is welcoming, all the descriptions and mentioning of it makes it a sanctuary to all the people in Halfway, locals or visitors. I loved how the warmth of this place manages to capture the reader or listener.
The characters have matured enough to show strength and Carly takes some decisions of her own. She can tap into some great magic. She will be faced with many difficult situations in this last book. The complexity of it all will make her a great character.
As for the narrator, I did enjoy her voice; I enjoyed the easy way in which she made everything feel natural. She could really connect with the main character but what I would have wanted is maybe a better way of changing her voice when interpreting some of the other characters.
So without adding too many unnecessary words, I’ll give my 4 stars to book number 3 in the Halfway Witchy series. It is the best of the three in my opinion. I’ll be posting my review for the other two books these days so stay around!
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Feb. 2: The Book Junkie (Review & Audio Excerpt)
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Feb. 4: The Desert Bibliophile (Review, Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)
Feb. 5: Totally Addicted to Reading (Spotlight & Audio Excerpt)
Feb. 6: Guilty Indulgence Book Club (Review & Audio Excerpt)
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