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All Fixed Up

(Ciel Halligan #4)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  167 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The hilarious adventures of human chameleon Ciel Halligan continue in the fourth installment of this original urban fantasy series from Linda Grimes, All Fixed Up.

Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire, has a lot of experience filling in for her clients--as them. A rare genetic quirk gives her the ability to absorb human energy and project it back out in a flawless imi
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by Tor Books
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Linda Grimes That depends entirely on how well the fourth one does, so if you want to see #5, tell all your friends to buy #4! *grin*

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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series is so much fun. So different from most urban fantasies, with humor interwoven along with mystery and romance and of course a very unique aspect of adaptors.

You won't find witches, or demons, or vampires or werewolves here, instead, you will find magic of a different sort.

This series has been fun and entertaining from the beginning and this latest release wasn't any different. While it is packed full of action and adventures it is also more family and romance oriented. It truly is a
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

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How to resist each new novel by Linda Grimes? This is something impossible and I wait for every story with great anticipation every time! I must say that the author always presents humorous stories and, of course, full of action at the same time! And how not to want to know more about these auras adapters? Right?

We thus find our dear Ciel facing some new adventures and I must say that she goes through many things in this fourth installment. Indeed, it ap
Kimberly Sabatini
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult
I'm just going to say it--I LOVE the Ciel Halligan books! I don't know how Linda Grimes does it, but ALL FIXED UP is my favorite to date. The more she writes, the better she gets. Once again Grimes captures the perfect balance between humor, steamy romance and heart. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum but want to add a supernatural twist, you are going to love Ciel Halligan!!!! ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I need this!!!!


While I loved seeing Ciel and gang... There was a certain something in the book that I just couldn't agree with. And yes, it involved pretty much all the main characters.

But I do look forward to the next book!
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

All Fixed Up is the FOURTH installment in author Linda Grimes Ciel Halligan series. Ciel is a facilitator. She handles difficult situations by taking up the place of the person who reaches out asking for help. As an aura adaptor (human chameleon) from a family of aura adaptor's, Ciel has the the ability to absorb human energy and project it back as a flawless imitation of the person she's trying to impersonate.

*Full Review Posted @
Susan Swiderski
Thanks so much to the author and her "tour director" Karla for allowing me the privilege of reading this book prior to its publication. I could hardly wait to read it, and WOW! Did I ever LOVE it.

I mean, what's not to love? I'm telling you, there are NO other books on the market quite like these. None. The fantasy premise behind Grimes' books, in which a small group of people have the ability to adapt the auras of other people, is mind-blowing, and yet, somehow, she makes it all seem so... norma
2.5 I rounded up.

I really do enjoy Ceil, her siblings, Mark and Billy, and all the crazy shenanigans everyone gets into. However, the last book and this book felt like a convoluted soap opera.

MAJOR spoiler reveal here:

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Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Four stars: An exciting, more serious installment in a fun series.

Ciel Halligan is an adaptor. She can take on auras of other people and look just like them. Her latest assignment finds her enduring the Vomit Comet as she poses as an astronaut. Unfortunately for Ciel, the photographer accompanying her senses that she is not who she is pretending to be. Ciel barely escapes, and she thinks that is the end of it, until fellow adaptors start turning up dead, and the prime suspect is the same photog
Originally reviewed for & posted at Vampire Book Club

Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rating (out of 5): 3 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, there may be references to previous books in the series.

This is a very frustrated 3 star rating. On the surface this was set to be another great adventure for Ciel and the rest of her Adaptor family, filled with body swapping hi-jinx, kick-butt action and lots of snark. Unfortunately, what could have
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one of those series that you shouldn't judge by it's covers. I truly dislike the covers—they don't do the story justice—, but the story is fantastic.

In ALL FIXED UP, we have some pretty shady stuff going on stemming from Ciel's current job. On top of that, she finds herself having a bit of trouble on the relationship front. Speaking of that.... I really hope we get more relationship development in the next book, but without the triangle drama. I think ALL FIXED UP gave us a little bit o
Elise Skidmore
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Linda Grimes has done it again. She's written a book that kept me turning pages and kept me smiling. Ciel Halligan is the kind of heroine who always seems to get into trouble, no matter how hard she tries not to, and I like knowing that she will get out of it in the end. I like books that leave me feeling good, and ALL FIXED UP does that. If you're looking for some fun, light reading for the summer, this is the perfect choice, and if you haven't read Linda's three previous installments to the za ...more
So, I like the Ciel Halligan series for some light entertainment with a fantasy twist, and that's what I always get. Sort of the fantasy world's equivalent of Stephanie Plum, if Stephanie could take on the aura and outward appearance of her clients who want to get the job jobbed, but don't necessarily want to be the one doing the actual work. And usually there's a little mystery, and a little romance thrown in. And a lot of family-- the cast of characters is long and sometimes hard to keep strai ...more
Erin Lyon
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Ciel Halligan series just keeps getting better! I wasn't sure Grimes could top "The Big Fix" but this came close. It had a wonderful mix of humor and thrills and, even though I am *definitely* Team Mark (you hear me, Linda??) this book still had plenty to satisfy me and I haven't given up hope that Ciel will come to her senses eventually and dump Billy ;)

From the first page, I couldn't put it down and finished the whole thing in 3 days. Now what to do until the next one comes out??
Madeline Dummerth
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read every installment of the Ciel Halligan series and loved them all! This book doesn't disappoint and is chock full of Grimes' witty writing. The Ciel, Billy, Mark triangle continues to intrigue (though I really do like Mark better). I can't wait to hear what adventure is up next! ...more
Zan Marie Steadham
(Ciel Halligan Book 4) With a bang and a giggle, Grimes continues her comic urban paranormal series. Can you imagine Ciel as an astronaut? Apparently the enemy isn't buying it. Great read. ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Toujours aussi fun !
3 stars

Ciel is back, with her boyfriend Billy, her family, and Mark. While doing a job for Mark, Ciel seems to be recognized as an adaptor by someone who shouldn't be in the know. When adaptors start dying, it's a rush to find out who is doing the killing before Ciel ends up dead.

It's been awhile since I read the previous books in the series, but I remember them being funny. This...wasn't. At least, not to me, right now, in this reading mood. There weren't a lot of shenanigans, which made the ot
Jennifer Gottschalk
Sep 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This rating is 2.5 stars rounded up.

"All Fixed Up" is a light-weight, fun but forgettable paranormal romantic comedy. It is ideal airplane reading fodder which offers a touch of enjoyment with no brainpower required. The premise is intriguing but Grimes has not really explored the implications of being able to be someone else for an extended period of time. Which is a pity.

It would be more stars but the plot did not quite satisfy.
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

It is always a joy to read the Ciel Halligan series, Aura Adapter extraordinaire. And All Fixed Up is no difference. Ciel’s latest gig finds her portraying the first astronaut to give birth in space! The astronaut in question is suffering from kidney stones, so it’s up to Ciel to entertain and answer the press with their many questions on pregnancy and space. But if anyone has read this series, they’d know th
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession

I really enjoyed ALL FIXED UP just as I have the rest of the series. They are so much fun, full of hilarious hijinx, and it’s always interesting to see what mess Ciel gets herself into in each new book, and this one was no exception. Things kicked off to a hilarious start with Ciel winding up on a job impersonating an astronaut doing a flight demo propo. Only problem is that Ciel get extreme motion sickness, so hilarity ensues as she can’t sho
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Being able to adopt (aka steal) people's looks and personas would be just the COOLEST thing to have!!

Aura adapter Ciel Halligan is used to (literally) stepping in someone else's shoes, taking on their looks and persona in order to do a job that they can't or won't do themselves. This time, she's portraying an astronaut, but on one of the press days she runs into a man who seems to know she's not the real deal. When bodies of adapters start showing up, Ciel, her BFF turned BF Billy Doyle and her
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
There's someone coming after aura adaptors and Ciel is up to her eyeballs in trouble. Ciel makes her living pretending to be someone she's not, "adapting" their aura as hers so that she's indistinguishable from the original in appearance and she's not the only one. But when others adaptors including her aunt are killed, Ciel needs to figure out who's doing it and why -- because she's a target, too. This series is fun, fast-paced and different than a lot of urban fantasies (no vamps or shifters.. ...more
Henry Lazarus
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Ciel Halligan is one a small family of adaptors who can mimic another person perfectly. As Linda Grimes puts it, when taking the place of an astronaut (who had a kidney stone which could take her off the flight) runs into assassins, assassins who follow her home and even attack her in an ice skating rink. Add in a positive pregnancy test that sends her boy friend fleeing. Everything is eventually All Fixed Up (hard from Tor) Giggling silly, like the other books inthe series.Review printed by Phi ...more
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Grimes' series is a great mix of action, humor and romance, with a bit of paranormal energy thrown in. There's a lot of suspense in this volume, on both the professional and personal side. The love triangle seemed to be finished in the last book in the series, but it rears its ugly head again here. I do find that element to be the only one in the book that irritated me, so I hope that Grimes finally has Ciel make a decision in the next book.

**I received an ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss. A
Jul 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I've read the others in this series, so was excited to read this one. Although the characters can take on the auras of other people (fantasy-type), and the books are based around this, it really reads more like a funny romance with a little mystery thrown in. The main character (Ciel) struggles to get respect from her siblings, parents and love interests and must choose between the two men she loves. I enjoyed it because it was an easy read, but would recommend reading the series in order. ...more
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
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Nov 17, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnr
I ordered this at the library not realising that it was the 4th in a series, and a continuing series at that. I decided not to read this because I don't enjoy reading series out of order. I also feel like this cover does not give off a real sense of this being an urban fantasy series. ...more
Dr susan
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-again
I enjoy the Ciel Halligan books, but I really do not enjoy the love triangle, which becomes even more important to the story in All Fixed Up. The Halligans and Doyles are fun. The world is very entertaining, but the triangle sucks.
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Linda grew up in Texas, where she rode horses, embarrassed herself onstage a lot, and taught teenagers they’d have to learn the rules of English before they could get away with breaking them for creativity’s sake. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband, whom she snagged after he saw her in a musical number at the now defunct Melodrama Theater in San Antonio. (There’s nothing like a rou ...more

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