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Under Witch Aura (Moon Shadows #2)

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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  12 reviews
There's an ill wind blowing in Santa Fe, and it's touching every witch Adriel knows, including White Feather, who is far more important to Adriel than just any warlock. In search of answers, she delves into ancient magic, a family secret and dangerous religious rituals. Whoever is manipulating the elements appears to be after the ultimate goal: forbidden power over life an ...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published December 15th 2011 by Bear Mountain Books (first published December 13th 2011)
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Alisha
I received this book as part of the first-read program on goodreads. Below is my review...

Another great and unique book in this supernatural series. I've honestly never read anything that quite feels like this, and I've read a lot of supernatural books. Maria manages to weave a story and world that is both familiar and totally unique. It could possibly be because I've never been out west, but her setting makes the supernatural seem even more natural. The way she talks about the desert, the Nav
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Mallory Heart Reviews
Jul 11, 2012 Mallory Heart Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Mallory Heart by: Maria E. Schneider
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“Under Witch Aura” is a tremendously exciting story, the sequel to “Under Witch Moon.” Even deeper in characterization and intensity of plotting (if that could be possible), “Under Witch Aura,” like its predecessor, kept me riveted. Author Maria E. Schneider packs a lifetime of worthwhile reading into each of these novels, which are definitely multiple rereaders.

Santa Fe area Hispanic witch Adriel is at an apparent standstill in her blooming relationship with White Feather; an inexplicable frost
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Michelle
When Adriel, a witch whose magic is grounded in earth power, crosses paths with the ghost of a murdered woman, she turns to the uber-hot warlock, White Feather, to help put the spirit to rest. What she doesn't count on is that White Feather is being haunted by his own peculiar demon.

One of the things I admire about this author is that she writes urban fantasy that is different from the ho-hum world of vamps and weres. To be sure, there is plenty of magic, but the fantasy element is unique from m
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Grace Krispy
The second installment in the Moon Shadow Series by Maria E Schneider, this book is very satisfying. I’ve read several of this author’s books, and this has to be my favorite thus far. First and foremost, I loved the character development, and I think this is an area where this author excels. I felt I really got to know the characters in this book, and it really added to my enjoyment. As Adriel and White Feather’s relationship deepened and we got a better picture of their histories and ther famil ...more
Jim
Note: This review was originally published at Red Adept Reviews on January 13, 2012.

Overall: 5 stars

Plot/Storyline: 5 stars

Having read Under Witch Moon, the first book in the author's Moon Shadow series, I was looking forward to the second book--Under Witch Aura. Both books could be read as standalones, but reading them in order gave a sense of continuity in the characters' introduction and development.

Under Witch Aura grabbed my attention on the first page, when the ghost of Sarah, a witch who
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
I'm at a 4.75-5 here, so rounding up to 5 stars. First thoughts: Damn good book.

I enjoyed book 1 in this series a lot. I thought that the characters were interesting, the magic rules were good, and I was really looking forward to how the characters grew in the next one.

With this one, I was expecting another fun story with interesting magicical logic, and a deepening of the relationships. I did get that, but the story was also more. The whole story, characters, magic, felt more grounded (somethin
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
What can I possibly say about this fantastic series?
Lets see, these words come to mind: beautifully written, fun, entertaining, exceptional, creative, original, mysterious, captivating, will suck you in and refuse to let go. Okay, okay, that last one was more than one word but, you get the point.

I adore this series. Maria is so utterly talented. Her writing just flows so nicely and is so descriptive that you feel like you become a part of the story. It makes me long to be in New Mexico and be a
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Shane Amazon
What I have found while reading Maria Schneider's books is that she has an incredible talent for casting a spell over her readers. Like the characters in her book I imagine her pacing the aisles of her local Witches Shop picking bottles full of different storylines to sprinkle over the reader. In Under Witch Aura, it is apparent that she took the essence of strong character's, suspenseful story arcs, and mysterious happenings, and mixed them into a brew to reap one potently exceptional book.

Wiel
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Karen
I must say from the top, that Under Witch Aura has become one of my favorite reads of 2011. This book has it all - mystery, suspense, steamy romance, humor, great characters. Other reviewers here have already given accurate synopses of the story, so just let me add my accolades to Maria Schneider's writing style and ability to weave a plot rich with magical elements while keeping the pace tight. I was never bored and found myself scraping minutes together in my day to get back to this book. I tr ...more
Marisa
If you have liked a lot the first book in a series, it's complicated that the next one fulfills your expectations. This book has done it and more. Not your traditional fantasy, but a "normal" world with magic around, you find real characters who have some additional layers. No big fires and fights (at least in fireworks), but some hard ones. The fears that the author describes are common ones (insects!), but you feel then.

Not your book if you like your heroines "super", or too quirky, but if you
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Terisa De Morgan
If you have liked a lot the first book in a series, it's complicated that the next one fulfills your expectations. This book has done it and more. Not your traditional fantasy, but a "normal" world with magic around, you find real characters who have some additional layers. No big fires and fights (at least in fireworks), but some hard ones. The fears that the author describes are common ones (insects!), but you feel then.

Not your book if you like your heroines "super", or too quirky, but if you
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