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Bewitched & Betrayed (Raine Benares #4)

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Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people- usually alive. But now she's been bonde with the Saghred, a soul- stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her...

Paperback, 366 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Ace
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Felicia
Jun 01, 2010 Felicia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vaginal-fantasy
I'm a sucker for this series, as my blog can tell you. I really love this world, and the characters have some very satisfying stuff happen to this in this installment. If you haven't tried out the series and like RPG games and D&D, definitely try it out!!
Kyndall
Apr 04, 2014 Kyndall rated it liked it
Shelves: ok, romance
I want to like these books so much, but the writing is just awful sometimes. SO MANY RECAPS. I don't need that many, especially when I'm reading the books back to back its so annoying! The romance story is frustrating, I'm about 70% through this and she just had sex with Mycheal, worst sex scene I've read ever! I didn't think it was possible,or maybe I just read too many romances as it is. But the writing just isnt there and I feel like the story goes in circles sometimes. Raine's family and eve ...more
Kate
May 04, 2013 Kate rated it it was ok
Sadly, I have given up on this series. I like the blend of witty dialogue and urban fantasy tone with high fantasy setting. I like the main character, Raine, an elf who works for the law but has relatives who are pirates. But I'm also tired of the series, for two reasons.

First, so much of each book is spent re-capping what has already happened. The first fifty to a hundred pages of the book told me everything I already knew. Worse, this is interspersed with new action, so I can't just skip it. H
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Gina
May 25, 2010 Gina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fantasy lovers!!!
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Tracy
Apr 14, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I Love a Raine Night
Once a Seeker with modest magical talents, Raine Benares is now bonded to a soul-sucking rock known as the Saghred and got both a major power upgrade and a plethora of people out to kill her so they can steal it and use it for their own nefarious purposes. Fortunately, Raine's not dead yet, and neither are the people she cares most about. For Raine, that constitutes a good day. Unfortunately for Raine, that's all that constitutes a good day in the continuing nightmare that is
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Michelle
Nov 29, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, adventure, adult
There are a few things in the writing style that continued to irritate me. There is a continual repeating of events and information from the previous books. A little bit to help readers remember or get back up to speed is okay, but there was so much it really broke up the flow of the story. I am not finding the later stories as funny as the first because all the jokes are feeling the same. There is only so much mileage to be gotten from jokes about Raine's disreputable family or the character's ...more
Beth
Nov 14, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading
The triangle has been decided and the battle was won. Onto the war.
Sherie Davis
Aug 03, 2012 Sherie Davis rated it liked it
Ok, I haven't finished this yet but I am totally going to air my frustrations in case I later forget something. I want to start by saying I loved, I mean really loved the first book in this series. It was so promising. I loved the characters and the world building, the wit and just everything about it. It was fast paced and engaging. Each book since then has been progressively less so. So here is a list of what is pissing me off. (view spoiler) ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Jun 03, 2011 Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2010-release
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Fiction/Romance

Bewitched & Betrayed, by Lisa Shearin, is the fourth book in the Raine Benares series. This story continues Raines escapades as the bond servant to the Saghred, and a target for everyone, Elves and Goblins alike, who want to use her and her link to the soul sucking stone with unlimited powers.

Raine is a seeker who finds lost things and missing people, usually alive. She was born with moderate mage powers to begin, but now with the Saghred as her constan
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Barbara
Feb 16, 2016 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Another excellent episode of Raine Benares and friends in an action filled adventure, the fourth story in the series catches up with Raine as she’s trying to recover the souls of several mages that have escaped the Saghred, along with Sarad Nukpana, the most dangerous and evil of them all. His plans are to kill as many powerful elves as possible so he can gain strength and regenerate his body, and then regain control of the Saghred so he can conquer and lay waste to everything and everyone in si ...more
Aurian Booklover
Feb 13, 2014 Aurian Booklover rated it it was amazing
In the previous book, 7 souls managed to escape the Saghred when the Goblin Queen tried to rescue her King. Sarad Nukpana was one of them, 5 others were his accomplices, some of the blackest mages of all times. The seventh is Raines’ father, who took over the recently killed body of a young Guardian. Only a few people know it, but Raine is very happy to finally get to know her father, even though he looks younger than she is herself.
The other escaped souls have other plans though, than inhabiti
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Summer
May 26, 2010 Summer rated it it was amazing
I hardly have time anymore to say much on my reviews, but I had to say for this one that while I had a hunch what was going to happen, it still bummed me out.. slightly. Lisa Shearin's writing is always fantastic so I couldn't be disappointed for long. I was just rooting for the other team, so to speak. This series has been fantastic so far, this one was no less. If you haven't read this series yet, I'd definitely recommend it especially for people who like some romance and humor with their fant ...more
Lea Bourg'
Dec 27, 2014 Lea Bourg' rated it really liked it
A book just OMG
Raine's new mission ? Find the souls that have escaped from the Saghred including the one of Nukpana who is determined to take full advantage of his newfound freedom to avenge Raine by attacking those she cares the most.
Combining magic and politics, the plot still holds even if finally Raine spend more time trying to survive than finding a way to get rid of the stone. In my opinion, it's the style of the author that makes this series so much interesting and the characters above al
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Deborah Kehoe
Jan 03, 2016 Deborah Kehoe rated it really liked it
If you haven't read any of these books, please start with the first novel and read in order. These books have a storyline that continues through each book, and whereas each book has its own conclusion, the evil they are fighting continues to live on to be fought in the next novel.

It had been a few months since I had read the third novel The Trouble with Demons,but it was very easy to get caught up on the plot. Raine Benares is an interesting character, she is beautiful, as well as having a ste
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Unwisely
Mar 20, 2016 Unwisely rated it it was ok
For some reason I was reminded of this series while looking for something to read and I remembered liking it, so I got this book.

I just checked and apparently I liked the previous books in the series, but I wasn't really into this one. The good: it looks like they resolved the love triangle, so that won't go on forever and get annoying. The bad: the story wasn't very interesting. If the guy takes precedence over the action, by my definitions you've drifted into romance, and that's boring. This d
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Kris
Aug 29, 2010 Kris rated it really liked it
Best ending line of a book that I've read in ages: "It's not treason if you win." If that doesn't make you want to read the next book in the series than nothing will. *g*
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Jun 15, 2015 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
This installment was harder for me to get into. Not sure why, there was lots of action and revelations. Book does end on cliffhanger.
Tara (box5angel)
I said it before and I'll say it again. This series keeps getting better and better. I admit I do get a little annoyed when Raine keeps mentioning about her bring a Benares and her family (which I do love) does this and does that but it gets toned down the more you read. I was also annoyed about a few things not happening (ex., Raines enemies - too many still being around) and wondering about relationship development. But all I had to do was wait for this book and I got my wishes and answers. It ...more
Sharessa
Raiding Darth Em's books again.
Erin Penn
Oct 05, 2015 Erin Penn rated it really liked it
Another installment of Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares novels. Reads like Urban Fantasy in a Fantasy setting - kickass woman in leather with swords and magical powers off the charts (check), plucky friends (check), bad guy (check), politics stew (check), two love interests - one good but kind-of bad and one bad but kind-of good that are both total dish (check).

Love the main character's family with their questionable morals, but extreme loyalty. The behind the scenes political stuff does not usually
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Sidsel Pedersen
This book series feels like modern urban fantasy, but it is set in a secondary world with a technology level around 1600s (I think). It is high fantasy with elvers, goblins, magic items and all that jazz. I call it metropolitan fantasy because it is very much centered around huge cities in the same way that urban fantasy is, but to destivisage it from urban fantasy, that is my clever name for the genre. I have read a handful of secondary world fantasies that fits this genre and so far I liked al ...more
Mei-Lu
May 17, 2012 Mei-Lu rated it liked it
At the end of the 3rd book in this fantasy series, our plucky heroine, Raine Benares, accidentally released some of the souls from the Saghred (the soul sucking rock to which she is bonded). That's a little bit of good news and a lot of bad news. The good news is that one of those rock-denizens is a friendly face from her past, the bad news is that the rest of the escapees are bad guys of the worst sort. When we pick up the action, Raine is using her seeking skills to hunt down those souls befor ...more
Crystal
Jun 24, 2010 Crystal rated it liked it
I have followed this series from book 1 and I have been highly entertained from the get-go. If you have not read the previous 4 books in the series, I wouldn't suggest starting with this book. The author does include back story and some explanation but I think a new reader would be too confused to get much enjoyment from it.

In this book Raine an elf who is the bond servant for the Saghred, a rock that feeds on the souls of magic users and offers it's bond servant almost unlimited power, is hunti
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Kevin
Jan 14, 2012 Kevin rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved the first three books in the Raine Beanres series, but I hadn’t discovered them until just before the third book in the series was to be published. I like to read fantasy in trilogies so it worked out perfect for me. With the sixth book due out in May it’s time for me to get caught up with the soon to be sextet.

I loved this novel, at times I felt like I was in the streets of Waterdeep and was sneaking around looking to settle a score. Mid feels like a great place to RPG in, li
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Louis
Once again Lisa Shearin brings to life the heroine Raine Banares as she has to deal with a four way Magical marriage between herself, a Paladin, a Dark Mage Goblin and an ultra powerful rock called The Saghred. She does this while trying to protect others close to her.

All the time trying to capture other escaped mages and keep another thousand year old Dark Spellsinger from gaining power or the Saghred. And though the rock is powerful, she cannot use it without risking becoming lost.

The tension
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Li
Oct 20, 2012 Li rated it liked it
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Martina the Book Fairy
This series is not quite either paranormal romance or urban fantasy, but is more pure fantasy with romance/sexual tension/love triangle. It takes place in the fantasy land of Rheskilia, with this particular book exclusively on the Isle of Mid, which is essentially a university for mages.

Our protagonist is Raine Benares, an elf who has left her family of pirates to become a Seeker, which is basically just a thief-for-hire. In the first book, Raine is hired to steal a necklace, but gets a surprise
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Vi
May 11, 2010 Vi rated it really liked it
I've found that with each Raine Benares book, I have been enjoying the series more and more. Bewitched and Betrayed is my by far my favourite so far.

I won't spoil you all but I WILL say that Raine makes a choice in this book between her two suitors. It was done really well and I very much enjoyed all of the steamy bits.

Mychael's character was really well fleshed-out in this book. In the previous books I always felt like there was a lot more to know about him and in this one we really learn a lot
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Britt, Book Habitue
Aug 12, 2013 Britt, Book Habitue rated it it was amazing
Definitely more language than the last 3 and most definitely more risque. Not that Lisa didn't warn us, because she did. Let's just say there were a couple of pages I skimmed. I'm kind of hoping that's a blip and not a trend.

BUT OH MY GOSH-- if you loved the first three you will LOVE this one!! (And if you haven't read them yet, what the heck are you waiting for?!?!)

Action, adventure, our favorite kick-butt heroine.... Lisa's done it again.

Not to mention probably the best treatment of a long tri
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Ben Babcock
May 14, 2010 Ben Babcock rated it liked it
Shelves: own, fantasy, 2010-read
There are many ways to make it easier on oneself when constructing a protagonist. For example, a kickass, wise-cracking female heroine with magic and not one but two interested men is a good start. Couple that to a magical soul-sucking stone coveted by a mighty and nefarious goblin sorcerer on the lam, and you have both character and plot.

Not that I'm trying to suggest that these books are formulaic. Lisa Shearin, like all good authors, borrows from the fantasy tropes, but the Raine Benares seri
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“It's not treason if you win.” 25 likes
“I gave Carnades a slow, cold smile that told him that and much more. If Tam could act cool and confident, so could I. In reality I was scared shitless and mad as hell, but considering how close I was to a whole row of empty cells, I thought I'd keep that to myself for now. I could always let my rage out to play later. I didn't want to, but if Carnades pushed me too far, I would push back. He'd seen the Saghred's full power in me when I'd crushed a demon the size of a small house, right here in this very room. He know what I could do, but he thought I wouldn't do it. If he laid a hand on Tam or Mychael, I'd show him just how wrong he was.” 3 likes
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