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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 ben
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ebook, 288 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2012)
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Becky
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
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Nicola
Nov 12, 2012 Nicola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Shirley Frances
3.5

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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Jacqueline
Sep 25, 2012 Jacqueline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
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Liz
Mar 09, 2012 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Melinda
Aug 20, 2012 Melinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Natalie
Nov 07, 2012 Natalie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jasmine
Sep 27, 2012 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epub
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.
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
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
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T.W. Brown
Sep 25, 2012 T.W. Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Clarence Arreza
Jan 07, 2014 Clarence Arreza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Lore Lush Books And Tours
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
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Jamie Russell
Aug 31, 2014 Jamie Russell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Melissa ownsbey
Aug 22, 2012 Melissa ownsbey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 26, 2012 Layla Darnell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
April
Love these books!!!
Kim
Aug 15, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013
Perfect ending to a great series!! Loved this one!
Christine
Aug 04, 2012 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I will be honest and say this is going to be a very difficult review for me to write. From the moment that I read the first sentence of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble I have loved Jolie Wilkins and the two men in her life, Rand and Sinjin. Of course I have always loved Sinjin more... much, much more in fact! So when I heard that this was going to be the final book in the Jolie Wilkins series I was filled with a mixture of emotions. I was sad because I love Sinjin and did not want his story to end ...more
Stephanie
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



SOMETHING WITCHY THIS WAY COMES
A Jolie Wilkins Novel
H. P. Mallory (http://hpmallory.com/)
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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Trish
ARC provided by NetGalley-

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
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Sandy
Sep 11, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SOMETHING WITCHY THIS WAYS COMES (Jolie Wilkins #5 ) by HP Mallory

SOMETHING WITCHY THIS WAY COMES is the 5th novel (September 25, 2012 releaese) in H.P. Mallory’s Jolie Wilkins series. Jolie is a 30 year old woman, believed to be a witch with the ability to re-animate the dead, who is now Queen of the Underworld. The Underworld consists of the supernatural powers such as vampires, werewolves, fae and witches. The Underworld is at war with the faction of supernatural society known as Lurkers. Lur
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Michala Tyann
Mar 27, 2013 Michala Tyann rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: Something Witchy This Way Comes


Something Witchy This Way Comes (Jolie Wilkins #5)
by H.P. Mallory
Reviewed by Michala T.


Jolie never asked to be Queen of the Underworld. She has been forced every step of the way. She never asked to be a witch. She never asked to wage war against others from the Underworld. Be that as it may, she takes everything very seriously. Especially the Lurkers who are threatening the very existence of the Underworld and all those she cares for and rules over.
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Kathy
Jun 18, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Michelle
Feb 27, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: witchery
Why?! I just, while I feel like this story improved since the idiocy of the last book, I can't help but be disappointed. It has so much potential and it fell flat. She is still stupidly attached to Sinjin. Look I like Sinjin, he is my fav character but Jolie's indecision between him and Rand is dumb. Pick one and be done with it. I thought we resolved this in the last book but apparently not completely.

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Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com

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
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Heather Boustead
Something Witchy This Way Comes
Jolies Wilkins Series Book Five
By H.P. Mallory

Back from time traveling to the past, Jolie Wilkins Queen of the Underworld is having a bit of a problem sorting through what are now her two realities. What she does know is that Sinjin, her sworn protector, went back into the past to protect her from the Lurker threat and may or may not have had designs on making her fall in love with him for his own selfish wants, either way he must face punishment, being stripped of
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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,
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I started my writing career as a self-published author and was lucky enough to hit both the Amazon and the Barnes and Noble bestseller’s lists with my two series, the Jolie Wilkins series and the Dulcie O’Neil series. Most recently I hit the New York Times and the USA Today lists with books in the Jolie series.

I signed with Random House (Bantam imprint) to write three books in the Jolie Wilkins se
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Other Books in the Series

Jolie Wilkins (5 books)
  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins, #1)
  • Toil and Trouble (Jolie Wilkins, #2)
  • Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins, #3)
  • The Witch Is Back (Jolie Wilkins, #4)

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