Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical…
To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Me...more
In this review, there will be SPOILERS so be forewarned.
First things first, a minor but important issue I had with this book is that I'm not sure the writer knew what he wanted this book to be. Is it youn ...more
I got this for free through the Amazon Prime program and I was really only going to read the first chapter or two to get a sense of the book, but then I was totally captivated. Now this could be because I have had an unnatural fascination with Savanna since Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil but in the first few chapters I was totally enthralled with the story.
Mercy is a squib (unshameless use of Harry Potter vernacular), she is the only perso ...more
Disclaimer: I'm going through a I Hate Everything but Ilona Andrews and Pippa DaCosta and Craig Schaefer Phase (IAEbIAaPDaCSP™). Just sayin'.
☠ DNF at 45%
➽ Shortest Crappy Non Review (CNR™) in the history of Short and Crappy Non Reviews (SaCNR™):
Want to know how I feel about this one? Look at how I shelved it. Go on now, don't be afraid, my Little Barnacles, my shelves only attack crappy books, not Tiny yet Lovely Arthropods (TyLA™) like you *waits patiently for her Favourite yet Clueless Crusta ...more
Savannah is the perfect setting for this book. A strong family of witches in one of my favorite cities? Heck yes.
At about 40% of the book I got frustrated. I thought it was going to go the love triangle way and I hate that crap. People if your book is good YOU DO NOT NEED THAT!
Luckily, that ended ...more
I saw The Line on Kindle First and was instantly intrigued. The Savannah setting, the family of witches as a staring cast, and the concept of there being a 'line' that has to be held down around the world to keep the demons away pretty much add up to my idea of a perfect book, and damn if The Line didn't live up to my expectations.
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of rea ...more
I was looking forward to an interesting read when I cracked open this book. There are four books in the series and it is available for free through Kindle Unlimited at this time. The storyline is a bit murky so far, but this is just the introductory installment. So things will hopefully be revealed more clearly at some time or another. The focus has been on the main character, who is supposed to be a non-magical being in a family of powerful witches. This is kind of intriguing until - BANG! The ...more
Mercy and Maisie are twins. One has magic and the other doesn't - or so we think. Mercy is basically the lone wolf or the black sheep of the family. Everyone but like one person actually hates her. Despises her for living and slowly but surely we find out why. Honestly, everyone's reasoning ...more
Because of my love affair with Savannah, I am pretty protective of her. So if you are going to use her in a book, it had better be good. I believe this author did a pretty good job. Granted , there ...more
Audible snags me again with their 50% off sales and I've had this hankering to be listened to since last year. It took me a minute or two to warm up to the audiobook, not having the opportunity to speed-read my way through the first few chapters till I reached the actual action, but once we met Mother Jilo, I was sold.
The Line is a pretty good book, not great, but solid enough to re-read and re-listen to. The syno ...more
The first few chapters drew me in. They were well-done, well-paced and interesting. By the time things really start rolling though, it becomes clear that what little plot there is exists solely to show us how special the main character is.
There is very little world-building, the main character is too passive, an ...more
I'll spoiler tag the rest of this for the sake of people who may be skimming reviews but really, I can't see how you don't see this coming from miles away. And yes, I read a bunch of reviews here seeking out spoile ...more
Witchcraft, hoodoo, and even Jewish lore combine to create an enthralling narrative. The Line kept me on the edge of my seat with its unexpected twists and turns.
Savannah's paranormal side is brought to light in The Line. The Line is the first book in J.D. Horn's Witching Savannah series. The book focuses on the Taylor family witches, notably fraternal twin s ...more
Mercy Taylor is from a very powerful line of witches but unlike her family there is no magic coursing through her veins. She is a disappointment to her family, and more often then not, herself. When her aunt is murdered everything in her life changes. She quickly finds that nothing is as it seems.
I enjoyed every second of this book! It was fast paced and an easy read. There were twists and turns throughout the entire n ...more
AH and I discussed this book for the March installment of our Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge on Badass Book Reviews!
I loved this book! It was a wonderful debut from J.D. Horn and I am actually a little surprised that it is his first book. Don't let the back cover copy fool you though, this really isn't anything like the Sookie Stackhouse books. The Line was a very unique tale is a genre that has been getting a little stale lately.
The Line starts out with main character Mercy Taylo ...more
I was really looking forward to this book. Hailed as the next Sookie Stackhouse, big UF hit. Yeah, not.
I made it about 60% through before I just gave up. Lots of issues with the book, mainly just the hackneyed, cliched plot lines.
Yeah, UF gets old if you read a lot of it, but this wasn't even well-written enough for me, a UF addict, to keep reading.
Our heroine, Mercy, falls flat flat flat. I feel like she just appeared out of nowhere when the book was written. No history, no back s ...more
I'm going to make a confession here and say that I was kind of a snob when I picked this out. And looking back on it, I have absolutely no idea why. The kindle first deals just didn't seem to appeal to me this month, I guess, and I picked the one that seemed like the least of the four evils. Maybe I was just feeling cynical that day, or maybe I am a little more disappointed in my past choices than I really thought. Sometimes males don't write females well, and vice versa, so maybe I was a little ...more
Mercy has a fraternal twin, Maizy. When they were born their mother died bringing Mercy into the world. Mercy barely survived and was born powerless but her ...more
The book ended as surprisingly as it started. You really have to listen to the nuances. I listened to this book and I'm glad I did. The narrator added more to the story than the written word. Happy reading!
This story takes place literally 45 minutes up the road from where I live, in Savannah, Georgia. Of course, that caught my eye. It's a really good book until it gets kind of complicated between a few of the characters and then a little predictability.
Well, I'm eating my hat now. First of I didn't like this book, ladies and gents. It took awhile to get used to somewhat detached writing style. The emotional accents were not where I was expecting them. But... in the end the whole experience was awesome. J.D. created a story rich in flavour, intensely atmospheric and full of unexpected twists.
What do you think, V.? What were you initial impressions on the book?
Okay, so first impression – I might have fallen ...more
I must have paid some sort of sacrifice to the god of bestowing wonderful books because I've come across many lately, with J.D. Horn's debut, The Line , being the latest of the bunch. I was worried that I wouldn't like the book, despite it being a paranormal fantasy set in the South. However, the main character, Mercy Taylor, and Horn's excellent writing won me over within the first handful of pages.
Because of Anne Rice, I've noticed that many ...more
An atmosphere of lies like that infects and poisons the whole life of a home. In a house like that, every breath that the children take is filled with the germs of evil.
HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll's House
The allure of having unlimited access to power was too hard to resist. If Mercy Taylor had remembered that, had truly thought about it? Well, who knows what pain could have been diver ...more
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