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Hear no Evil is a great way to end this trilogy. It gives Riley his owI received a free copy of this book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.
Hear no Evil is a great way to end this trilogy. It gives Riley his own story and romance and wraps up most open plot lines and gives a satisfactory ending for all the couples. The epilogue is very sweet and it was so fun to see these characters all find their place and happiness. There were a few small things or side characters that I would've liked to hear from what happened with them, but besides that things got neatly wrapped up.
There is quite a bit of mystery and suspense in this one, more than the others which worked well. But sometimes the revelations followed so quickly after another that you hardly had time to let the things sink in before another thing happened. It also felt like the characters had little time to think or talk things through because of this. I also thought this book was a bit heavy on the drama at times. And a bit lighter on the romance than the previous books. But at the same time that did make sense with the more focus on the mystery and also on the previous main characters.
Riley was one of my favorite character of the three boys and I was happy to finally get his story. And in a sense I was really happy seeing his point of view and his character, but at the same time I had hoped for a bit more. Not sure exactly what but while we always see one side from Riley in the previous books the logical and calm and intense side. I felt that in this book that side was a bit less present. He was a bit more moody, troubled and emotional here. Again that did make sense with the plot and the direction things took, but that other side was one of the reasons why I liked his character so much and I would've liked seeing that a bit more here.
I did enjoy the mystery surrounding his parents death's and his uncle. There were a few twist I did predict, but also some surprises. I did like the focus on the mystery and suspense. I also liked how we got to see quite a bit of the other two couples as well in this book as this book also wrapped up their stories in a way. Seeing how close these characters are and how much they care about each other and formed their own family is one of my favorite parts of this series.
I liked getting to know Caitlin and I did think she and Riley were great for each other, but I wouldn't have minded to get to know Caitlin a bit more and a tad more romance. They already knew each other as they met in book 2 which we didn't get to see. It did work how in this book their connection build on that, but I guess I would've liked to see them together a bit more, figuring things out and talking. I also didn't quite care for Riley pushing her away to protect her, as she was already involved by then and it's just a bit overdone in books and I have trouble believing people would be that selfless. But despite the few issues I had there are also some great scenes where they are together and where we feel how much they care about each other. I just would've liked a bit more of that.
I liked how this story took place at Legacy, the cabin and the surrounding woods. As in the previous books we have had a few scenes there, but here the whole book takes place here and it was fun to get a better feel for the place. I also liked the setting, a small mountain town with lots of forest just is the type of place I enjoy reading about.
To summarize: this was a great ending to the trilogy. It wrapped thing up nicely and I liked how this finished the series. We get Riley his story, but this one wraps up the other two couples their stories as well in a way. I like reading about these characters and seeing how close they are and how they formed their own family. This book focuses a bit more on mystery and suspense than the other two, but it worked. I did predict a few things early on, but there were some nice twists as well. I liked getting Riley his story, although we see the calm logical side of him a bit less here. Caitlin is a great match for him and I liked them together. I just would've liked getting to know Caitlin a bit more and see them together a bit more. The setting in this small mountain town surrounded by forest was great. And all in all I am happy how this book ended the series and I really enjoyed reading this series....more
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The first book in this series was so good! So I was eager to return to this series aI received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it
The first book in this series was so good! So I was eager to return to this series and it was awesome that book 2 was already available too. Witch Chocolate Fudge is just as good as the first book. It continues the story of Caitlyn her stay in Tillyhenge, her search for the truth about her family, mouthwatering chocolates and her involvement in another murder mystery! I love the blend of paranormal and cozy mystery in this book! And while it means there's a bit less focus on the mystery, that's totally fine with me as all the other stuff going on is just as fun to read about.
This one had a nice mystery. In this case it's an unlikeable character who has been killed and I always like how in those cases there seems to be an abundance of suspects. Even Cailtyn is a suspect. Some new information comes to light and I liked how the paranormal was also intertwined with the mystery. While I wasn't too surprised when we found out who the murderer was, it was still a fun mystery. What has me most curious is how each book leaves a small plot line open connecting to the mystery and I am curious if and how that will play a part in later books. I can't wait to see how that all plays out.
Besides the mystery we have Caitlyn finding her place in Tillyhenge, getting to know some people better and she's trying to figure out who her family is. That storyline about her family is one that's progressing slowly, but I like each new piece of information we learn. We got an important piece here, I already had guessed this might be the case, but it was fun to see it confirmed. I also have my theories surrounding Caitlyn her mom and it will be interesting to see if they are true or not. It's nice to have plot lines ie that slowly progressing throughout the series There's a bit of magic and paranormal as well, which is a fun addition. Caitlyn slowly gets a bit more confident in her magical abilities and sometimes uses them in this book. I like how the magic isn't overdone, but nicely sprinkled in between the pages.
Another thing I always enjoy about HY Hanna her books are the characters. They are all fun to get to know, they all have their own characteristics and 'they are fun to read about. We see more of Panoma, James, The Willow Mags and ofcourse the kitten and the English mastiff dog, who make some fun appearances. We meet some new side characters again. And the unlikeable Angela is there as well, I don't get why she's so nasty to Caitlyn. I also liked seeing how the chocolate shop slowly gets more well known, while they still battle some prejudice and superstition towards the shop and the Widow Mags.
To summarize: I was eager to return to this series and Witch Chocolate Fudge was a great read! I really enjoyed this one and was a bit sad when I finished. This book continues the story of Caitlyn. Besides the mystery there are other plot lines as well and it's nice to see everything progress and have a good mystery as well. The mystery didn't surprise me too much, but it was a good one. I also like how there are some small plot lines connected to the mystery in each book that stay open and I wonder if those will connect later on or play a part, I am so curious about this. Caitlyn learns a new piece of information about her family and we get to see more of the already familiar characters from book one and meet a few new ones. Overall this was another great read and I am already eagerly anticipating the next book in this series!...more
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I am a big fan of the tv series The Librarians, sI received a free copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.
I am a big fan of the tv series The Librarians, so when I was browsing netgalley one day and saw a book for the series I immediately hit request! This is a great book for fans of the tv series. As I already watched the first two seasons of the tv series I was easily able to visualize everything. There is a short recap and explanation of things and characters, but I think you might be a little lost if you start this without knowing anything from the series first.
I was impressed by how well the author brought these familiar characters alive in the book. The book had the same tone, style and feeling as the series. It was like watching an episode, but then in your head instead of on an a screen. It was a lot of fun to read and experience a Librarians adventure in a slightly different way. The author really handled the universe well and make it come alive and feel familiar for those who watched the series.
And it was such a good adventure as well. This book is centered around Mother Goose, As I am Dutch I didn't know of most of the nursery rhymes used in this book sadly, but the ones that are applicable are all written out, so that helped a lot. It was fun to read. There are some good twists and I like how the librarians always use their smarts and knowledge to solve any troubles they run into. There are some interesting puzzles and mysteries for them to solve and they all seemed well thought out.
In this book we got multiple point of views, which worked well. The librarians split up and we switch to their different point of views and Colonel Baird her point of view as well. And we even get a chapter from Jenkins his point of view too, which was great. The three librarians all have their own unique personality, and I like how different they are, but they also work well together. In this book we get to see their personalities in action really well and each of their puzzle seems to be fit well for that librarian their specific talents.
To summarize: This was a very well written and enjoyable read. I really like the Librarians tv series and this book managed to capture the essence and same feel of the series, but then in book form. I am really impressed by how well it was written and how spot on the descriptions and character actions were. I could very vividly imagine how everything looked like due to having seen the series first. Those who haven't seen the series first might be a bit lost when reading this as there's only a small amount of recap. The story was an enjoyable one filled with puzzles, mysteries and some nice twists and turns in true Librarians style. It's written in multiple point of views which really works. Reading this book left me with a happy feeling and eager to watch season 3 soon. And I hope I can get my hands on book 1 in this series eventually as well, as the author did a great job bringing the Librarians to book form....more