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Halfway Witchy #3

Halfway Hunted

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Some Prey Bites Back. Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner. A century old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time. Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness. The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie's spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers. But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules: 1. Don't complain about the diner's waffles. 2. Don't break the laws of magic. 3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf. Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire's curse without burning the waffles? Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.

282 pages, Paperback

Published May 17, 2016

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Terry Maggert

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Left-handed. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I've had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of-- well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on weather, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Forty-nine books and counting, with no end in sight. You've been warned.

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1,828 reviews508 followers
June 27, 2017
Carlie is back again in Halfway Hunted by Terry Maggert!

This witchy tale brings more action, adventure and romance to this ever expanding world. These characters continue to delight me with each page that passes. While, to me, this book isn't as fantastic as the last two, I think it has definitely put this series in a step in the right direction. To me, it felt like Avengers Age of Ultron compared to the Avengers and Civil War (for those Marvel nerd fans). It's a great novel, but it seems like the inbetween book (just for me, it's still absolutely fantastic and I'm sure readers of this series will love it).

This book is a must read for anyone who's started this series. I would absolutely recommend this novel to those looking for some fantasy/magic/witchy books in their lives! It's a great read!

Overall, I give this book three out of four stars. It was a fantastic read and it kept me interested, but it didn't blow my socks off.
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6,766 reviews589 followers
August 3, 2016
Carlie is back with magical waffles, a great cup of coffee, more of her brilliant dialogue and another mysterious crime to solve. Oh, and she has a boyfriend to rescue, too. Talk about waking up on the wrong side of the century, Exit has been cursed to sleep deep underground and now he has awakened. He is a man lost in time, out of his element and unsure how he has slept for a century. Who better to take him under their wings than Gran and Carlie?

First thing to do is help him find news about his beloved wife, Reina. Next discover who forced him into his long hibernation, but will that prove to be deadly for our terrific trio? The shocking discoveries they make are heartbreaking, but with the bad comes the good as more secrets are uncovered.

And what of her Viking Vampire? Can she break the curse that has him trapped in agony?
Terry Maggert’s Halfway Hunted is another witchy tale about the adventures of one witty witch with a nose for trouble, a sense of honor and knowing that right MUST conquer wrong, even if it takes a few powerful spells. Fun reading, filled with the magic of great storytelling and delightful characters!

I received this copy from Terry Maggert in exchange for my honest review.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: Halfway Witchy - Book 3
Publication Date: June 2, 2016
Publisher: Terry Maggert
ISBN-10: 1533297479
ISBN-13: 978-1533297471
Genre: Fantasy
Paperback: 282 pages
Available from: Amazon Barnes & Noble
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1,801 reviews9 followers
February 5, 2017
After the ending of book 2, I dived into this one as soon as I could! I needed to see what happened to Wulfric!!! Well, what a read! I don't want to spoil something so this part of the synopsis sums it up pretty good... "Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire's curse without burning the waffles?" That's basically what this book is about, but also so much more!! There's Exit, a man stuck in time, a quest to find the warlock and Carlie must try to save Wulfric, all the while trying to stay true to being a white witch!

Once again, the author has created an action packed and addicting read! I loved the addition of Exit in this one. He has been asleep for a centuary do to a spell cast upon him. Now awake, he is eager to find answers and who better to help him than Carlie!! His biggest question is what happened to his wife, Reina!

Poor Carlie. I felt for her in this one. She wants to save everyone, but at what cost? Is love worth turning from the light? Plus she has to deal with questions and secrets coming at her all the time!! Despite this, she is still her sassy and fun self though.

The plot was once again, a doozy!! So much happening and so many twists! It's a book that will grip you from the start and not let go. This book, and indeed, the whole series is a fun, emotional, adventurous read. Halfway is a place where everyone should visit!! Come for the waffles. Stay for the magic.

Again, Erin Spencer did an amazing job with the narration. She has such a pleasant and easy to listen to voice, that the story was effortless to listen to. I love how she portrays Carlie!!
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134 reviews4 followers
May 12, 2016
After the last book in this series, Halfway Bitten, ended with a huge, heartbreaking scene, this book was was an absolute must read. Carlie has grown up so much from the first glimpse of her in book one. Now, a full fledged woman, she explores the darker side to love and its high cost. Maggert is a master at making his characters relatable, quirky, fun, and strong. Sure there is magic, but it isn't all encompassing and it isn't an easy out for a sub par story line.

All of the fun food references, and there are quite a few, only enhance the appeal. This quote, "My emotional chili was cooking, and I felt the hot rush of anger coloring my cheeks despite the temperature being near zero," is almost as good as my favorite literary quote of all time, found in book one, "I'm pro waffles."

Just when I started thinking that this would be the first time Maggert wasn't ending a book with me needing to be angry at him, he did the unthinkable in the epilogue. So be warned, don't read that pesky end part unless you're prepared to curse his name and pray for him to be speedy about getting book four out.
Profile Image for Nicole Campbell.
Author 7 books103 followers
August 28, 2016
More goodness from Terry Maggert

I greatly enjoyed this third book. I wasn't sure about Exit at first, but he definitely grew on me as time went on. The only real "complaint" I have about this is that I thought one of the most climactic moments with the warlock was over quite quickly, in about half a page, and I wanted more witty banter and magic
Profile Image for Susan.
1,745 reviews36 followers
February 28, 2017
Note: This book can work as a stand alone though you would get more out of it if you had read the previous two books just because of the relationship between Carlie and Wulfric.

Set nearly 1 year after the ending of Book 2, Halfway Bitten, Carlie is still fretting over Wulfric’s fate after he sacrificed his humanity to defeat the Big Baddie from Book 2. But she’s also still working at the diner and playing servant to her 35 pound cat Gus. Then her librarian friend gives her a new puzzle to work on – a stranger has turned up in town and he looks like he needs be brought up to speed. Exit Wainwright is a miner and mineralogist who recently woke up 100 years after he was cursed into a forced sleep.

Immediately, Gran and Carlie are on the case. It takes a bit of powerful magic to put someone into a suspended sleep for so long. Exit’s first concern is to find out what happened to his wife. He’s a practical man and he expects that she is dead but he wants to find her grave and perhaps learn how the rest of her life played out. Gran and Carlie immediately take him under their wings.

Early on, Carlie is able to use a spell to try to locate the remains of Mrs. Wainwright. However, what they find only deepens the mystery and also saddens Exit. Carlie then brings her shape-shifter friend, Alex, and his sister Anna (who Carlie isn’t a fan of) up to speed on the unfolding mystery. Alex is really growing on me. Anna is still mostly in the shadows in this book, despite her tie to Wulfric (they have a child together) and Carlie’s dislike of her.

It turns out there is a hunter in Halfway and Gran and Carlie disagree with his methods and his choice of prey. This book surprised me because they solve one problem only to have another layer revealed and yet another foe or obstacle to be tackled. Meanwhile, Carlie has been working for the past year on a spell to help Wulfric, whose vampire half has taken over. Carlie is in danger from more than one front! I wasn’t sure how things would turn out in the end and I was kept guessing until the last chapter.

Gran continues to surprise me. I am growing really attached to her character. In this book, Carlie makes a tough but perhaps a dangerous choice. Gran shows her what happened to a relative of hers in the past and that bit of family history really sobers Carlie.

As a final note, I really enjoyed the mail delivery lady in this story. She was introduced in the previous book, but she gets a bigger role in this story. Her wholesome sexuality is also a welcome addition to the tale. Plus, she rather practical and capable – two things that I always appreciate.

I received a free copy of this book via The Audiobookworm.

The Narration: Erin Spencer continues to do this series justice. She makes a really good Carlie and I love her Gran voice as well. Her light accent for Wulfric remains charming. I also like her big bear of a man voice for Exit.
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4,864 reviews138 followers
February 2, 2017
We're back for the waffles, the magic, the nights of the full moon, the mystery, and the drive to do the right thing. Carlie is back. The cast of characters are right there with her. This time were on an ancient hunt to solve a mystery long since closed in time. But while trying to solve one incident there was another that created a deadly vibe in the air for Carlie. This time around Carlie may not have all the answers.

Maggert added to the series that I have come to love. I get a some humor, mystery, insight, Grans, Carlie and of course her latest activities good, bad, and indifferent. This time one crazy warlock, a few beautiful panther, a chase that puts Carlie in the sights, a few chilling spells, and one thrilling adventure.

I had so much fun here. I look forward to more adventures of Carlie. I get a lot of what I love in a good read that I don't have to take so seriously or stress about what may come out the next page or two. I can read at leisure and enjoy each new revelation. Terry Maggert has a follower of this series, wherever it may go. I love Carlie's adventures.

From The Book Junkie Reads . . .on Narration of Halfway Hunted (Halfway Witchy, #3) . . .
Erin Spencer has returned for more of Carlie and her antics this time around. The sarcasim, waffles, magic, and Halfway, NY would not quite be the same without her inflections, timing, cadence, and inflections of warmth, humor, witt, and of course her own flare of magic. There feels like a connection between Erin and the story on the pages. For me, Erin's voice is that of Carlie. She's the key factor to making this audio read climb over just being a normal reading.
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632 reviews149 followers
February 7, 2017
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Terry Maggert. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Halfway Hunted really got into how cruel and terrible some people, er, creatures? can be toward others. It starts with finding a man who awakens from a hundred year slumber curse, asking our witchy heroine to help find what happened to his family, to unearthing a terrible, um, collection of furs. And a whole lot in between.

This third story definitely is a heavy one and continues on the path of twisty turny plots this series is fond of. Our girl Carlie, and Gran, bravely take on scary bad people again and again to protect their friends and the people of their lands.

Carlie even shows her strength as a witch and her willpower with her continual work on a spell to save her beloved from the vampire curse. Even though it is dangerous, terrifying, forbidden even. She will do all she can to help those she loves.

One thing that I had a difficult time with in this series is the passage of time. I didn't realize almost a year had passed from this book to the previous one. Somewhere I'm missing these details until they are clearly stated as part of dialogue or something else.

The narration continues to be wonderful for this series. I like the narrator's voice and tone and her talking speed. I like the voices she gives to other characters, and the bit of attitude she gives Carlie and Gran.

Definitely an enjoyable 3rd book and series overall.
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178 reviews
May 10, 2016
Terry Maggert Halfway Hunted (Halfway series #3) 5 stars.
Carly's story continues here in book three. After loosing her boyfriend Carly is feeling sad and depressed. She goes through every day wondering what can be done to save him. One day a strange man shows up in the town library. He is wearing vintage clothing and acts confused. It turns out the man Exit has been sleeping for 100 years. Carly, her family and friends set out to help Exit and find out why, how and who put a spell on him. At the same time Carly struggle with her dual nature as a white witch and a woman in love as she searches for a way to bring her love back.
This is the third installment in the Halfway series. Each book can be read as a standalone but they are best read in order. The series follows young witch Carly, her friends and family, and their adventures around the small town of Halfway. Carly and her family has been protectors of the area for centuries. They protect the land and people from evil supernatural beings, and keep the law in place for the super naturals living there.
The books are witty like a cozy mystery, full of heart and love, but they also has plenty of action and mystery. In all three books the ending has been a surprise to me, and I love that. The story line and style will appeal to young adults and mature adults a like.
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464 reviews7 followers
June 29, 2017
We’re back with Carlie and the gang, keeping Halfway safe from paranormal activity. In the third instalment of the Halfway Witchy series, a century old curse is broken as Exit wakes up from a 100-year sleep and enlists Carlie’s help to find out exactly what happened to him and to locate his wife. In an unpleasant turn of events, Carlie, Gran and Exit wind up tracking down a pair of shape-shifter hunters who are up to no good. Meanwhile, Carlie’s boyfriend, Wulfric, has gone full vampire and it’s up to Carlie to find a way to bring him back. But what if dark blood magic is her only option?

I struggled a little bit when reading the second book in this series, but Halfway Hunted is back to Maggert at his finest. Carlie is as feisty and likeable as ever, while the supporting characters, including the new addition of Exit, are eccentric and fun. This story has better pacing than the last, with less talk and more action, and an intriguing plot. It’s a light and easy read but, while it wouldn’t be necessary to read the previous books, I would definitely recommend it.
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1,271 reviews55 followers
May 18, 2017
This was another great book in the Halfway series. I was so close to five stars on this one, but there were a few too many niggling points left unaccounted for my liking. We're constantly told Exit was frozen for a reason, but I don't think I know what it was. Also, I really think he would have looked for information on his kids, not just his wife. But Carlie more than made up for it with her usual witchy magic, and I loved the slew of side characters. Can't wait for the next one!
24 reviews3 followers
May 4, 2016
this book stole 5 hours of sleep from me. happily sacrificed to a good story, with more character development for the series and some twists that kept me reading into my sleep break.... I am looking forward to seeing where the story takes us in the future.
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1,242 reviews133 followers
February 9, 2017
Halfway Hunted by Terry Maggert Halfway Hunted by Terry Maggert is a five star book. I found it entertaining & read it in one sitting. I highly recommend this cleverly written book & look forward to the next in the series.
The story of Carlie, introduced in Halfway Bitten continues. She still has her familiar, Gus, the Maine Coon cat with an attitude. She still listens for the mail slot creaking open with wish requests. Sadly, Wulfric, her half-vampire lover is absent. "I missed him every second of every day, with an ache that started in my heart & ended in the emptiness of my arms. Living without him was like swimming through wool that took my breath & will at every turn."
Carlie met Exit Wainwright, a man from another time. He's surprised at the present year. They were having tea & he discovered she's a witch. "At that moment, a visible shudder passed through Exit as he slumped against the table. In a sense, I’d been expecting such a reaction. Magic isn’t free of side effects, and neither is hibernation. Even bears, who are basically trucks with fur, have to recover from their long winter nap. Exit had been in a mine shaft for a century. His eyes were closed and moving busily under the lids.
"The thing Exit remembers most is his wife, Reina. When he was describing her to Carlie & Gran: "His smile was pure admiration, & it was impossible not to feel what his memory stoked in the hearth of his recollection."
When Brendan's research for Exit's wife was fruitless, Carlie watched as Exit began to grieve the loss. " I turned to see Exit facing away from me, his shoulders shaking as he cried in that quiet way that big men do when they feel shame at losing control. His shoulders danced with a pain that was bone deep and spanned the love of a century. I went to him, arms out, before I could even think of anything to say. He was collapsing like a forgotten barn that is past it’s time, and it hurt to even watch.
"Alex, a shapeshifter were-panther, received some news that warranted revenge. He said he didn't know what to do next. "Revenge was sort of my specialty. Well, that & waffles, but no one ever used them for revenge. That I know of."
Exit was regaining his strength & was a worthy partner to Carlie as they traveled across her lands to find out what was going on.
I received a complimentary kindle copy from the author in a promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Halfway-Hunted...
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128 reviews16 followers
February 1, 2017
Here we go! Book three!

After Halfway Bitten’s cliffhangerish ending leaving the relationship of Carlie and Wulfric completely up in the air and frankly totally heartbroken, I was itching to start Halfway Hunted. I’ve become very interested in the life of Carlie McEwan, which also translates to “I really wish Carlie was a real person because we can totally hang out and she can make me all the breakfast foods she wants.” Honestly, that’s my favorite thing about the Halfway Witchy series. Each book pulls me in more and more, but it’s really like picking up the phone and calling your best friend happens to be a pretty rad witch and lives an adorable town. Okay, let’s be real, I’m totally having life envy when it comes to Carlie.

Okay, let’s be real, I’m totally having life envy when it comes to Carlie. I mean, first, she’s a witch, which has pretty much been my life goal since I knew what the supernatural world was. She’s still in her early twenties, this one comes mostly from my increasing panic of getting closer to my thirties, but she really knows what she wants for herself. She has gumption that I definitely lacked when I was twenty-two and was more focused on the bottle of the whiskey bottle than what I wanted to do or be in my life. Yet, even with that being said, she’s not without fault, though her faults just make her all the more quirky. Really, enough about my girl crush.

With each of these books, Maggert continues compounding this world with more interesting and mysterious villains. Possibilities seriously seem endless to what could go wrong or even come next for our favorite citizens of Halfway. I really loved that while I was looking for some romantic resolution for our girl, the romance wasn’t the main focus of the book. I like that Maggert is able to divvy up time between the different plots pretty equally and still make each detail come full circle. My one complaint is that sometimes certain conflicts go by too quickly, but that could just stem from my bias of wanting more.

As always, Erin Spencer does a phenomenal job narrating. I’ve grown so used to her speech patterns and voices during the Halfway Witchy series that I can clearly hear each character completely separate from each other. My favorite voice is Tammy’s, with her thick accent that really brings the visual forward to such an eccentric character.

For more of my reviews go to The Desert Bibliophile.
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Author 4 books99 followers
December 20, 2016
Halfway Hunted is the third book in Terry Maggert’s Halfway Witchy series. I read the first two books (and gave them both 5 star reviews), so I had to continue the series. I wasn’t disappointed!

Synopsis (from the author): Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner.
A century old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time.
Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness. The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie's spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers.
But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules:
1. Don't complain about the diner's waffles.
2. Don't break the laws of magic.
3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf.
Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer and save the love of her life from a vampire's curse without burning the waffles?
Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.

What I liked: As with the first two books, Carlie, her Gran, and the other characters are familiar and compelling. I liked the new addition Exit Wainwright. He’s a man out of time (he was asleep for 100 years), yet he fits right in with the eccentricities of Halfway. Add to the mix a couple of bounty hunters on the trail of shapeshifters and Carlie’s longshot plan for getting her boyfriend back and you have all the elements for a great story.

What I didn’t like: The book had a bit of a disjointed feel to me. Despite everything fitting together, the story of Exit and his wife didn’t have the same feel as other Carlie missions.

Overall impression: I enjoyed Halfway Hunted and I hope Terry Maggert will continue the series. Well-written with a fun take on witchcraft, interesting and likeable characters, and a cool plot line, Halfway Hunted is a good addition to the Halfway Witchy series.

My rating: 4.5 Stars (rounded to 5)
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500 reviews4 followers
May 21, 2016
Oh my stars! Nothing halfway about this series! The Halfway Witchy series is one of a kind!

As if Carlie’s life isn’t already crazy enough there are strange happenings occuring in Halfway. And guess what? Carlie is here to protect, no matter the cost. Exit is a man who has been under an ancient curse who has recently woken up. Carlie and Gran are trying to help Exit, but Exit is not the only newcomer to Halfway. Warlocks and hunters are in the area and it’s unacceptable. We follow Carlie and how she is handling the fact that Wulfric is no longer hers but we also follow Exit and learn of his life and curse. It’s perfect for the book and Exit is a great charater to continue in this story. Crazy situations and emotions can cause people to do some incredible and insane things for the people we care about...and for ourselves. And this fits Carlie to a T.

I did my best to look friendly and incapable of turning someone into a toad. Flowers were good. Toads, not so much. I probably could if I had time to write the spell, but that wasn’t the point, perception being reality and all that.

Gran and I are more than wardens and less than saints.

I wanted blood, but we needed justice. The two were diverging paths for me, and the only question was whether or not I could find the strength to hold back when the moment of truth came. As I began to walk deeper into the woods, I had no answers, only hope.

***Carlie’s and Exit’s journey is a wild ride and is nothing short of exciting. Loving this series and can’t wait for more!***
Profile Image for Shawn Carey.
2 reviews1 follower
May 26, 2016
I received a free advanced reader copy of Halfway Hunted. Halfway Hunted is the third book in a series by the author. I have really enjoyed all three books. In Halfway Hunted, Carlie deals with two problems, a personal issue, attempting to cure her boyfriend who was half human and half vampire. At the end of the last novel, Halfway Bitten he turns full vampire.
The other problem is helping a total stranger who has woken up after being magically put to sleep for about a 100 years. Even though it happened in the past, Carlie does not hesitate to help the man, whose name is Exit. This is because he was put to sleep on what she considers the area her family protects with their white magic. This gives insight to the type of person Carlie is. The world would be a better place if there were more people like her in it.
Part of the reason I like the series so much is the novels are written in first person. The books take place in a rural area of my birth state, New York. Carlie is not all powerful and relies on grandmother for assistance and advice. This book, as the first two has some light humor, and the authors love for food is apparent in his writing.
Read the book to find out if Carlie was able to cure her boyfriend
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Author 3 books38 followers
July 26, 2016
Carlie could happily make waffles for the folks of Halfway all day, but her personal life and after-hours work keep getting in the way. Her heart yearns for Wulfric, her half-vampire lover who sacrificed himself for her. She can feel him near the forest's edge. See those glowing red eyes on her as he watches. Carlie has spent a year searching for a cure to their dilemma, and she's so close.

No pleas for help come through her mail slot this full moon, but she awakens to a friend with a curiosity. A male curiosity by the name of Exit. Seems someone pulled a Rip VanWinkle on him and now Exit is a man out of time, wandering about Halfway in the deepest part of winter with nowhere to go.

Fear not, weary traveler - Carlie and Gran will come to your aid. Their search for the warlock who rendered Exit into a hundred year sleep will lead Carlie to an opportunity she's waited a year for, and yet, must not take. Not if she values her own life.

This is my favorite Witchy book yet. I don't give out five stars fleetingly. I reserve them for stories I cannot put down. Tales that capture the imagination and the heart and promise to haunt the mind until the last page is read. Halfway Hunted is one of those books. Best one of the series yet.
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1,512 reviews18 followers
February 8, 2017
I chose to review this audiobook after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the third book in the Halfway series. I read the first book, Halfway Dead, and even though I didn’t get the chance to read the second book, Halfway Hunted gave enough back story that I was able to figure out what I missed.

Carlie is a good witch. She is young, cute, and betrothed to a vampire. She’s been working on a spell for months that will hopefully turn her lover into a human. It’s risky and dangerous but it’s a risk she is willing to take. At the same time, she is dealing with Exit who has been in the dark for a century. He needs Carlie’s help to find the warlock who did this to him. Of course, Carlie uncovers more than she wanted…

Carlie is quirky, likable and stubborn. She’s not perfect but she’d make the perfect friend. Her Gran, who is also a witch, has a lot more experience than Carlie and she learns a lot from her.

Erin Spencer did a great job narrating. Her voice is perfect as Carlie and she changed her tone just enough so that I knew when someone else was speaking.

I like Terry Maggert’s writing style and I definitely recommend Halfway Hunted, especially if you like reading books with mystery and humor.
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127 reviews2 followers
May 23, 2016
This review based on and advance reader copy provided by the author.

In this third book of the series, Carlie once again has villains out to do harm in her town. Carlie's got a bigger problem, however, and that's Wulfric, her beloved--and if you haven't read Halfway Bitten, then you really ought to stop reading this review and go read it first! This novel can stand alone, but it's better if you know what's up with Wulfric. Okay, now that that's out of the way: Carlie is totally focused on saving Wulfric at any cost, even if it means using forbidden magics. He's hers, after all, and this novel is absolutely about family: Carlie's, Wulfric's, and the mysteriously imprisoned Wainwright's family. Lucky for Halfway, Carlie's allies make a formidable team against the villains, but the bad guys are not nearly as hard to defeat as the ones in the previous two novels. Despite the weaker villains, I did enjoy this novel almost as much as the two prior. Carlie's growing more powerful, and I get the feeling that the fallout from Carlie's efforts to save Wulfric may ultimately prove a greater threat in later novels in the series.

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240 reviews3 followers
June 5, 2016
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


Another great book by Terry Maggert. I really enjoyed this book and have enjoyed this series immensely. The characters are well written and very lovable. The story line was very interesting. This book grabbed my attention from the very first page. I had a hard time putting the book down! I absolutely adore Carlie, the main character.

Carlie is hard working at the diner. She is and has been trying to figure out how to get her lover, Wulfric, back since he left her. Wulfric became a full vampire in the last battle to save Carlie's life. Carlie's love for Wulfric will not allow her to give up on him and their life together. As Carlie is working and thinking of Wulfric, a stranger finds her town. This gentleman looks completely out of time with his dress and acts. Come to find out, Exit is from 100 years in the past. Where has he been for the past 100 years? Why is he here now?

This is not the first book I have read by Terry Maggert and it will not be the last. I like his work and his writing. Thank you Terry for another great book.
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405 reviews1 follower
June 12, 2016
I love Carlie as a character and watching her grow as the series goes on is a real pleasure.

She's grown a lot since the last book, she's had her heart broken and lived the past year without the love of her life. I feel that this is a coming of age story in the making, Carlie and her Gran protect the town of Halfway from supernatural powers that seek to harm the residents.

My favourite thing about this book has to be Maggert's writing style, he injects wit and an outstanding vocabulary into everything he writes. He gives Carlie a vibrant personality which also helps her cover up the real pain she's been feeling since the loss of her giant Viking honeynbun, Wulfric, to the dark side.

'He's have to watch his back. Squirrels are sneaky. And mean. Basically, they're adorable terrorists.'

Without giving away too much of the mystery, there are some nefarious Brits going around killing shapeshifters and storing their pelts. Carlie and her companions are determined to stop this and get justice for the victims they've already claimed.
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379 reviews7 followers
November 1, 2016
I was given this book by the author and chose to review it.
The gang is back minus one. If you've read book 2 you know how it ended, in heartbreak. Now Carlie is trying to figure out a way to save Wulfrie. Is she willing to give all she is to save the man she loves? Where does she draw the line ? Is there a line ?
While she's trying to figure out how to save Wulfrie a stranger shows up. What's the big deal about a stranger showing up in a tourist town you ask? Well this stranger has been sleeping since 1916!! Exit Wainwright was put in stasis by some powerful magic but who did it and why? As she try's to help Exit can she find the answers to all these questions and more? Can she save the town and the people she loves, save the love of her life and not lose herself in the process?
This is an awesome and interesting series and I'm keeping my fingers crossed there's more. I would love to see more of this series. I love all the people of Halfway and appreciate Mr. Taggert allowing me a peek into this wonderful world.
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959 reviews13 followers
December 8, 2016
This third book in the Halfway Witchy series is a great entertaining read. It has mystery, action, humour and trepidation. Your heart aches for Exit, awoken from a century of cursed sleep to find everyone he loved and everything he knew is gone. Carley, with the help of her Gran, sets out to help him find who destroyed his life and at the same time she secretly walks the fine line between light and darkness in order to try to save her boyfriend, Wulfric. Although it can be read as a standalone, you would get much more from it if you read the whole series as there are threads of stories that run from one book to the next, adding depth to both the characters and the world as a whole. The ending, though it completes the story, leaves you wondering what long term effects will Carley's actions have on both her and Wulfric. Overall this is a fast paced, enjoyable read with great characters that makes you want to hear more about the happenings in Halfway. I received this book at no cost and under no obligation.
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1,132 reviews36 followers
June 1, 2020
Terry Maggert's Halfway Witchy series is just so darn fun. I am super picky about audiobooks (as I've mentioned dozens of times, I'm sure) but this is one series that I feel is made even better by the narration. I'm not sure the name of the performer of the audible edition, but she is pretty awesome and I have come to think of her as being Carlie, the bighearted, short statured, waffle-slinging witch I've come to love. In Halfway Hunted, a young man emerges from a mine where he was kept asleep by a sorcerer for the past hundred years. Carlie and her gran make it their mission to discover who did this/why they did it and ensure that no more lives in Halfway are touched by the dark magic behind the young man's long slumber. This isn't the only big problem on Carlie's plate in this book, but it is the only one I can mention without committing some pretty big spoilers. You're welcome.

Check out this series if you want some good (relatively clean) fun of the paranormal variety.
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Author 40 books196 followers
May 22, 2016
Terry Maggert does it once again. I love the way his describes certain things. He definitely has a way with words. And the wit that he instills in his characters is astounding. I always know I'm going to enjoy any book I read from him.

Carlie is missing her boyfriend, Wulfric, ever since he turned into a full vampire and ran into the woods to save Carlie from his blood lust. There are other things lurking in the woods that Carlie should be worried about though. Suddenly, there is a new resident in town. One who has no idea how he missed the past one hundred years. It's up to Carlie to help him figure out what happened. Along the way a Warlock moves into town and it's all downhill from there.

She's got a long to do list: save her boyfriend, help Exit find his past, defeat a warlock, and make waffles.

I always seem to be left with a craving for waffles after each of these books, too. HAHA!
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557 reviews15 followers
October 10, 2018
Another amazing book by Terry Maggert.

You've met Carlie in previous books and she doesn't disappoint in Halfway Hunted. You've got your waffles, your coffee, your family and friends and you're undying need to bring your love home to you. Action packed. Adventurous. Humorous. What would you do to bring your love home? That's what Carlie needs to figure out and decide along with kicking some butt and destroying evil.

I love the writing and characters. You feel as if you're there with the characters the whole time. You think you've figured it out but in reality, you probably didn't. You're left wanting more, needing to know what happens next.

You will not be disappointed when you read this especially if you live witches and magic and everything in between!!
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1,772 reviews24 followers
August 30, 2016
'Halfway Hunted' completely took me by surprise. The dedication was great. I agree with how meat and potatoes are so important. I was pulled in from the beginning and the story didn't let up. Full of humor, some pretty cool beings and circumstances that were awesome. The characters were great. Carlie was hilarious. I loved her thought process. She could pretty much come up with a reasonable explanation for why things either worked or went haywire. Exit adapted pretty easily to waking up in 2016 after a long sleep. He was quite the gentleman. Gran was full of surprises. I liked her straightforwardness and spunk. Definitely a great add to your tbr list. Recommended read.
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