Unsympathetic Magic (Esther Diamond #3)
Acting jobs don't grow on fire escapes, so struggling actress Esther Diamond is outraged when her guest role as a hooker on controversial TV drama The Dirty Thirty is jeopardized by zombies, angry spirits, and a voodoo curse. But will Esther's courage backfire and e...more
Now for the bad news: the humor isn't a...more
I really enjoy this series, Esther is a lot of fun and not your typical kick butt tough UF herione - she's an actress who somehow al...more
I liked the previous novel more. At first I couldn't figure out why until Esther mentioned getting a postcard from Lucky who was summering in Italy. That was my clue! I miss Lucky. He's a fun, likeable character. I like his twisted view of the world and his romantic pragmatism. His influence on Max and Esther rounds out their charac...more
And I miss Lopez so much. He only appears like in the beginning, then gone missing, buried under all those conversations about Voudou, and not available until half of t...more
I wasn't familiar with this author, and just found this book at the library by chance. Although it's a continuing series and this was not the first book, I had no trouble following the story, as the author references enough of the history of the characters to allow you to keep up.
The story itself involves Voodoo, evil villains, zombies, mad dogs, and narcissistic New York actors, and, as so often with paranormal fiction, world peril. But it's a...more
This was just okay. Resnick continues her trend of telegraphing the villain way before the ending making things way too predictable. I also di...more
Unsympathetic Magic is the third book in the Esther Diamond series. It follows Dopplegangster by two months in the series time line. Esther, a part time actress and waitress at Bella Stella’s, has been cast to play Jilly C-Note, a bi-sexual hooker, junkie, and police stooge in the TV show The Dirty Thirty. Not something her parents are proud of, but, Esther has bills to pay, and needs to eat.
Esther is still apart from her almost ex-boyfriend Detective Connor Lop...more
Paperback: There's a point in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when Willow quickly summarizes to Oz, that not only are vampires real, but Sunnydale is on a Hellmouth. The wheels turn in Oz's head as he thinks of what he has just witnessed and he nods saying, "Actually, that explains a lot." It was time for Oz to learn the truth in the storyline.
That did not happen in this book. Lopez is still in the dark about Esther's world. Let's face it, he's a smart guy, but h...more
Esther, aspiring actress, is shooting on location when events conspire that have her run into a voodoo zombie. Quickly she is immersed in voodoo this and that, and the story finishes with what is actually quite an exciting battle to save the world from evil voodoo gods.
But where this story might have been a fresh take on supernatura...more
While I enjoyed the ride somewhat, I'm not sure its enough to get me to go back for another whirl. The Vodou plotline was a little different, though the mystery was way to transparent in my opinion.