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Something Witchy This Way Comes (Jolie Wilkins #5)

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A witch’s work is never done, and in bestselling author H. P. Mallory’s mesmerizing new novel, Jolie Wilkins finds that the real magic is only just beginning.

For smart and sexy witch Jolie Wilkins, being Queen of the Underworld is a royal pain. Back from a round of time travel, Jolie must now protect her realm from the sinister Lurkers—a powerful breed of half-humans bent
ebook, 288 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2012)
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This is definitely a recovery from the previous book, but I am sadly disappointed in Jolie's continued attachment to Sinjin. I don't buy his excuse for going back in time, not at all. If all he wanted was to protect Jolie, ruining her life wasn't the way to do it. Not to mention, all that "extra" time she was supposed to have for training didn't happen because the Lurkers found her anyway and nearly killed her because she was so unprepared. And what was wrong with all of the training she receive ...more
The Flooze
ETA: Waiiiit a second. This is the END of the series?! No way in hell does this read like a wrap-up. Yes, we get some answers, but the action is far from finished. Too much regarding the enemy threat is left unresolved, not to mention my feelings of dissatisfaction when it comes to Jolie fully embracing her role. A final parting line saying she's ready means little when it's something she's proclaimed several times before. I want proof, dammit!

Ugh. In that light, downgrade to 2.5.

Book three see
Well, I have just finished reading this entire series in a week. I didn't realise until I went to find #6 that this book was the end of a series! It really just didn't read like a final book to me- even if there are plans for a spin off, it seems like a cop-out not to give the series a bit more justice and a proper send off.
I really love all these characters (although I will say that Rand seemed to become an extreme characture of himself from book 4 onwards). I love how Jolie finally seemed to
Shirley Frances

I have followed this series from its beginning and I have to say that I have some issues about this last installment. I will give an insight into my thoughts about the previous books so that maybe it will shed some light on my rating.

In the first book, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, I enjoyed Jolie's inner musings. They were witty and made her seem very real to me considering the world H.P. Mallory set her in. In Toil and Trouble, the author did a great job in presenting the full cast of char
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Jolie Wilkins is in trouble. Her heart tells her life belongs with Rand yet something also tells her Sinjin. All three are back again in a tale that will make you laugh, cry and unsure who to root for in this new one. Rand and Jolie have bonded considered married in the underworld department. Married in every way except human but Jolie loves him more than ever. The problem is that Rand is still jealous of her relationship with Sinjin and his interference in Los Angeles two years ago. Rand knows ...more
I am sad to see this series end. It is my favorite HP Mallory series, and this installment did not disappoint with a couple of surprises thrown in! I am looking forward to the spinoff.
Jon Allingham
I enjoyed this one better than the time travel one, although there was a certain contrivedness to this story as well.

But, as a series finale I thought it kind of sucked. There's really no resolution after all the build-up throughout the series. It's like the lurkers decided to take their marbles and go home.

Learning some of the back-story of Jolie's parents (and family) was interesting. But that was my problem with the whole story - there were lots of interesting possibilities and none of them w
TW Brown
Once again, I am weighing in with the "guy's" opinion here. I found this to be the strongest offering of the series. Jolie did something that is, in y opinion, vital to making a series something special: She matured as a character. It can be very easy to simply write the character as a static creation that plows ahead with the same mindset in offering after offering. What makes this work is the same thing that works for Kim Harrison's characters...the character grows from life events just as a " ...more
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Rick Mekemson
Before I buy a book and begin reading I usually rely on comments, reviews and ratings by my friends and editorials. Having said that...I never buy a book by the cover, you know the old saying "Never judge a book by it's cover". Well, this time I looked at the ratings and reviews and thought it looked pretty promising. But what really sold me on this book was it's cover (it reminded me for some reason of that 1960's sitcom "Bewitched"). While the book was laced with sarcasm, wit and good old basi ...more
Clarence Arreza
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Lore Lush Books
This book is full of revelations-good and bad. We find out more about Jolie's family and learn why her abilities surpass other witches and are introduced to the Lurkers and find out who they are.

I like the heroine, Jolie's character who goes through a whole lot in this book and she remained strong, smart and good throughout it all.

The only thing that kept me from giving this book 5 stars is that Jolie has too many inner conversations and arguments with herself,, and despite the fact that I lov
Melissa ownsbey
i ha just finshed this book and it was great i loved it it was so good
i really liked the cover the charters were also good loved all the
charterts even the bad ones i will tell all my friends to read this book cause they will love it
iwon this book on good reads
Layla Darnell
The end of a saga and it's sad to say goodbye to good friends. This book is full of twists and turns and focusing on Jolie and her future and backstory. She finally finds where her magic comes from and secrets are revealed . Sinjin is redeemed and love conquers all.
Jamie Russell
Honestly, pretty disappointed in this last one. It left you completely in the dark at the end. I understand the next series is from a different characters perspective but that just bothers me. Finish it out the way it was started. This was one of those books that you have to read because its the last in the series and who can read 4 books and not the 5th when its the last one, I mean come on. We don't get to find out what happens between jolie's people and the lurkers, we don't get to find out w ...more
Perfect ending to a great series!! Loved this one!
Love these books!!!
Romantic Reading Escapes
3.5 stars Read the full review at Romantic Reading Escapes.

It's been almost three years since I read the previous installment in the Jolie Wilkins series, and Something Witchy This Way Comes has been on my Kindle since its release day waiting for me to push it to the top of a long list, so I'm thankful the author chose to recap a bit in the first chapter of the book. However, I noticed during the recap that the previous books never really left me; I remembered so much that had happened, includin
Forgive me, but I'm going to rant. This book made me so mad at the end that I've completely stopped reading ALL H. P. Mallory "books". She wrote in her blog about "how sad" she was to see the series "end." IT DOESN'T END. There is no complete resolution to the story and the plot, and SWITCHING PROTAGONISTS DOES NOT EQUAL A SPIN-OFF....IT IS STILL A CONTINUATION OF THE SAME STORY. Just from a different pov. You'd think that someone who is writing books telling you how to become your own self-publ ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
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SOMETHING WITCHY THIS WAY COMES had an interesting lightness in its tone and humorous dialogue which fit surprisingly well with the very dark plot. There was quite a bit of rehashing of what happened in the previous four Jolie Wilkins books which was very helpful in understanding what was going on. Though considering the recaps involved discussions of time travel there was a natural if not expected confusion in what or when things happened.

Recaps aside,
Angel Mcleish
This book was so much better than the last book. I was starting to get a little bored with this series, but this book brought me right back to liking the series. That is, until I just found out that this is supposed to be the last book in this series...WHAT??? Although many questions were answered, this book set the scene perfectly for a final book. How can an author end a series by introducing a whole set of new characters and situations and not give the reader any conclusions to anything? The ...more
Something Witchy This Way Comes (Jolie Wilkins, #5) by H.P. Mallory

My original post is at my blog, FANGS, WANDS AND FAIRY DUST
SOMETHING WITCHY is coming from HP Mallory on August 26, 2012

A Jolie Wilkins Novel
H. P. Mallory (
Bantam Books, An Imprint of The Random House Publishing Group
On Sale Date: 9/25/2012
Paperback: 336 pages E-book: 228 pages
Disclosure: E-Galley loaned by publisher via NetGalley. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions expressed herein are my own unless noted otherwise.

A witch’s
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Caution: This review may contain a major spoiler--don't read if you want to be surprised.

I have been on the Joli/Rand/Sinjin love triangle train since the beginning. And man, has it been a ride.

The Jolie Wilkins series started out in small tarot shop where Jolie worked along side her bff, Christa. In walks the sexy, dark haired Brit, Rand Balfour, who tells her not only is he a powerful warlock, but that Jolie is a witch. I was instanly hooked on this series, and I fel
Jan Niblock
This book is truly the best one in the Jolie series. I am very sorry to see it end because there are so many things that remain unanswered. While this does not end with a cliff hanger like some of the others, there are many loose ends that scream for another story. But there will be a spin off that will continue the story line—cannot wait.

This book has so many twists and turns that it keeps you reading way past the time you should be doing something else. You have to have read the other books in
Jetches  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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To be 100% honest I felt like this was a bit disappointing for the ending of the series. I felt like many things were left unanswered and maybe she will answer them in the Sinjin Sinclair series...I hope she does. But really while I was reading this series I felt a lot of questions were answered, but with each answer came more questions that were later on answered...most of them. Basically there is a lot that happen
Lover of Romance
Jolie Wilkins, after her previous adventure with going back in time, is more than ready to take her full place as queen over her people, and to finally be a full part of Rand's life. Even though things seem to be looking up for her, she is still worried for the Lurker threat who endanger her people, and whom they will more than likely be at war with, but with the love of her life, Rand, by her side, she is confident, that as long as they are together, anything is possible. What she didn't take i ...more
Ever finish the final book in a series and not be totally satisfied that it’s over? Not just that you’ll miss the characters and you don’t want to say goodbye. More like there’s a lot more story to be told and it didn’t come to a satisfying end. Yep, that’s how I felt when I flipped to the last page of Something Witchy This Way Comes.

First, let me just say that I’m not bashing the book. Not by any means. I love this series and the characters are some of my favorites. I love Jolie’s ‘voice’ and H

Good-bye to the Jolie series. I have to say that I think this is a good time to call it an end for me as I think I’ve outgrown this series. Each book since about the second book, this series just hasn’t quite hit the spot for me.

Jolie just doesn’t fit into how a Queen ruler should act like in my opinion. She never makes any decisions for herself, always having Rand or Mercedes there to guide her. By the fifth book, Jolie should have been comfortable in her own skin, and I just didn’t feel th
Cristal (Professional Book Procrastinator)
Review found here

Jolie Wilkins has come a long way. She went from a physic who owned a small fortune-telling shop to a witch who is now the Queen of the Underworld. Currently she has a whole new set of problems though to deal with as she tries to find a way to take care of the Lurkers.
Even though Jolie and Rand are now bonded and together, the ever-present triangle with Jolie, Rand, and Sinjin still manages to pop up. Jolie loves Rand, but there is still some conflict between these three. To to
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