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Something Witchy This Way Comes by H.P. Mallory
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Nov 19, 12

Read in September, 2012

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. Lurkers are a magically gifted segment of ½ human ½ vampire hybrids. But what the Underworld did not know, is that the Lurkers, as the Underworld called them, were more than just a hybrid species of human and vampire-much more.

Jolie along with her bond-mate Rand Balfour had taken up her position as Queen of the Underworld. As ruler, she led a council of supernatural leaders and it was their role to act whenever a supernatural broke their laws. Jolie was troubled as her council had advised that Sinjin Sinclair, her current guardian and protector, had broken the law and punishment had to be enforced. But Jolie’s feelings for Sinjin are mixed- part of her loved Sinjin and these feelings were interfering with her ability to sentence her friend.

Bella Sawyer is a witch who was first introduced in book one-Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble when she positioned herself to become Queen of the Underworld. Currently Bella was imprisoned on Rand’s estate for sins and crimes against their current Queen. Bella’s role in Something Witchy This Way Comes is small but powerful.

Lurkers are the ‘bad guys’-half human/half vampire and the nemesis of the supernatural world and Jolie would experience life as a Lurker first hand. Jolie’s time in the Lurker world would reveal many secrets and right the misconceptions she once believed. But the Lurkers are looking for their Queen as well and only one woman to fill that position. And meeting another ‘Lurker’ at the compound with similar powers would open up thoughts of betrayal and mistrust at the hands of some of the people she had considered close friends and allies.

SOMETHING WITCHY THIS WAY COMES is a revealing and final instalment in H.P Mallory’s Jolie Wilkins series. Jolie’s true origins, heritage and family lineage are revealed as well as a couple of surprising bits of information. Rand and Jolie’s relationship is closer now that they are bond-mates but Sinjin’s love for Jolie is an ever-present proverbial elephant in the room. H.P. does a wonderful job marrying her characters together and as a reader, I appreciate the fact that she references much of the series previous premises that allow for a smooth flow of information. The blending of information keeps the reader current with what has happened in the previous book. Something Witchy This Way Comes is an excellent storyline that answers and confirms many of our suspicions and concerns but also leaves many unanswered questions. I smell a spin-off for Sinjin.



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