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Spirit Witch

(The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  3,931 Ratings  ·  287 Reviews
If anyone appreciates what it means to be dead to the world, it's Ivy Wilde.

Barely recovered from her brush with necromancy, Ivy is flung once more into a world of intrigue, adventure and potential death and disaster. It's not her fault - it just so turns out that she's now the only person in the entire world who can communicate with the dead. And they're a chatty bunch w
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published August 23rd 2017
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Montzalee Wittmann
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Spirit Witch
The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, Book 3
By: Helen Harper
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
LOL, This series just gets better! Start from the beginning, you don't want to miss the fun. Something happens in book two that causes Ivy to see ghosts now. It is hilarious! This whole series has kept me laughing. It is a fun series with lots of action, crazy characters, (especially her cat Brutus my favorite), and so much more! This is my new favorite series and I read or listen to over 900 books a year. Be
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Please Helen harper if you’re reading this, please write more books in this amazing series!

I have absolutely fallen in love with this series... Ivy and Winter are amazing characters with fabulous interactions.... Ivy and Winter are now officially a couple, and still the banter between them is exceptional....Ivy is just such a brilliant character, I loved when she met Winter’s parents and I loved when she communicated with the ghosts, I just absolutely have a girl crush on the girl! The mystery i
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This is third in a series and I recommend that you at least read the first. It'd be better to read both if you want the full backstory (and you probably do).

I liked this one as much as the first. We again have Winter and Ivy working together and that rocked. The difference is that they both want to be working together, finally, and I'm happy to say that Harper managed to make the transition to a stable relationship and still keep the character interactions interesting. Indeed, I think their bant
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Lol. Poor Ivy. Ghosts are grumpy and her cat continues to be high maintenance and self-centered. He even pees on the wall out of spite.

At least she has Winter.
Rating: 4 stars

Well. That was fun.

This book provides loads of laughs despite some of the dark content. Ivy and Rafe are terrific together and apart. Although in this book they are together mostly. Brutus. Glad he is around to keep everyone on their toes and to me cracking up each time he pulls a stunt.

The ending worked. It wasn't twists and turns. Still, it was sitcom-ish and funny.

I enjoyed this series and I am not interested in pointing out what didn't work for me at times. That is not import
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ivy Wilde is back and after her brush with necromantic magic she now has the unique ability to see and speak with ghosts. And they're an intrusive and demanding bunch, which is a bit of a problem for someone like Ivy who has dedicated her life to not really doing much at all. As an incentive for Ivy to help the ghosts they let her know about the actions of a mass murderer of witches and soon Ivy and Winter are on the case.

This series continues to surprise with it being funny and light entertainm
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series, I love stories where lazy characters save the day, overcome jerks, or just generally do well. Helen Harper is a very talented author and from her output obviously not lazy like Ivy. I've read her Highland Magic series and this Lazy girl series and the characters and plots have all been excellent, but it's the little touches that she puts in her books that make them worthwhile. For instance, her cat Brutus jumps in a box as any cat lover knows, cats love to do. Ivy closes the ...more
Al *the serial series skipper*
Our lazy witch extraordinaire is back at it again. Loved it, I hope there are more books to come because Ivy solving crimes is the best thing ever.
Tanya Eby reads again and is perfect for the snarky wit that endears me to these books!

Well that was another fun read! Brutus is being less secretive... well a wee bit. Winter is being wonderful and stuffy at the same time. Ivy is her usual self, thank goodness!
Perfect book to listen to when you're having a crappy week!

This one starts off a few weeks after the last book ended. Ivy is pretty much recovered except for her regrettable ability to see and talk to ghosts. Now they won't leave her alon
I was given this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. This was an easy one! I loved it! Ivy is the most hilarious witch and the double act between her and Rafe is just brilliant. They are a perfect couple now!

In this one, Ivy has some serious and somewhat irritating side effects as a result of the spell she cast at the end of Star Witch and an investigation into a mass murder comes about because of these side effects. She can now talk to ghosts and is apparently the one in the en
Under the Covers Book Blog
On to the third book in The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic series and this time our favourite laid back witch is consorting with ghosts. Not that she wants to, but the consequences of absorbing necromatic magic without dying, as she did at the end of Star Witch, seems to be the ability to see and talk to ghosts. Now all the ghosts want Ivy to do things, they all have demands! Especially a very dead former head of the Order of Magic Enlightenment. His first demand…she needs to stop a killer targetin ...more
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, urban-fantasy
Cute series with likeable characters.
Holly Hand Grenade
"There was a ghost standing on the table in front of me and pissing into my food."

While I very much enjoy Ivy and her mannerisms, this book wasn't quite as enthralling to me as the previous two. I honestly don't think it's the book's fault. I think I wasn't in the correct mood to enjoy this as much as I should have.

I did laugh often enough and I still enjoy Ivy's outlook on life. Brutus is amazing and Winter is kind of...around. I'd like to know more about Iqbal, honestly. I think I'll re-read t
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

Ivy and Winter are practically living together because they can't stay away from each other. And Winter is trying to take care of Ivy since she nearly died. Things are going so good though, when Ivy starts to see ghosts and doesn't understand it.

She ends up going to someone for help, and it brings a world of crazy down on her head. Now, she and Winter must help the Order catch a serial killer before he kills again, but they may be too late.

This book wa
Aug 03, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 ***
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like where this series is going! I like Ivy a lot and I like the fact that she doesn't spend one second apologizing for being lazy or unfit. I also like the fact that we're seeing a newly in-love couple and that the story does not revolve around breaking them up - or a love triangle - the silliness of young lovers is actually funny and endearing - why don't we see this more?
There are also some fabulously annoying (Tarquin) or cantankerous (Grenville) characters that add spice to the whole thi
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was fun! I've really enjoyed this series. The mostly-lighthearted adventures of Ivy and her very rude cat have been a great source of comfort to me while the world's been going crazy.
Love it! The ghosts are really funny, and it was fun to see Ivy as her usual self! The Ivy/Winter moments were cute too. I could really tell that Ivy and Winter brought out the best within each other, and they make one kickass team. There was a lot of character growth for both of them, and we can also see how Ivy's idea of what the Order is and stands for changed. She thought they were crazy and strict in the first book, and now she really understands how the Order keeps everything in check. The ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
So yea, I read these back to back and gobbled them up. I got a little addicted and didn't want to read anything else, I had fun, Ivy is ridiculous and I love her. If there was another book I would have started it. I got the novella and will hit it up soon. Why am I eating these like popcorn?! Dialogue is funny, the characters are mostly realistic (even though they are witches). Bad, dark things are happening, but the people are mainly happy and smart and silly so it makes me happy. A nod to Char ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ivy and Rafe are very good together and he is still pissed at The Order for putting her in danger last book. However, he doesn't deal well with unemployment, so he is eager to help Ivy when she discovers she can talk to ghosts and there is a man killing witches. The Order as well as the police get involved in the hunt.

I really love this series and hope there will be more books. I loved seeing how much people in The Order missed Rafe and Ivy wanting what is best for him and her.
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-ebook
I enjoy the heck out of reading about a lazy, irreverent, disorganized, plump women, who turns being a coach potato into an art form, and still gets her man, and saves the day. Because she is also competent, kind, witty, ingenious, courageous, and loyal. And she does not give a shit. The rest of the cast is nice, too, especially Brutus. I want to spend more time in that world and just hang out with the awesomeness that is Ivy.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic read with great mystery, humour and romance. I'm assuming that this is the last of this series, if it is I'm very happy with how it ended. Although I would like to see more Ivy and Rafe and especially Brutus. Recommend.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the fact that Rafe & Ivy have fallen into this pattern of affectionate indulgence when the other goes a bit hare brained.
Joy (Otherworldly Romance)
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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The final book in "The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic" series is not as good as the first two, I have to be honest. I think it's because half the fun of the previews books was in figuring out who the bad guy was. In "Spirit Witch", we find out immediately who the bad guy is.

Overall, I still really enjoyed this book and the entire series!
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy, witch
This one wasn't my favorite in the series but it still made for a decent read. This one seemed a bit slower paced. I really like the characters though. Once again the cat is my favorite. I look forward to more to come.
Eva Decker
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Foooood, B****! 😂
Cherry Mischievous
My Thoughts:
Now innocent little Brutus… I also like the fact that this cat familiar is displaying more and more cannily intelligent behaviour… A cat who can ring Ivy on her mobile?!?… Oohh… I wonder what else the author is going to make Brutus do to torture Ivy??… now, there’s a thought!

By the way, what’s with the wand? Ivy never uses a wand. She’s too lazy for that. Anyways, this book has the best cover yet in the entire series thus far! Hopefully it will be uphill from here on with the arts de
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'll miss Ivy. I enjoyed this series so much.

I think overall, it was a pretty good series. I was surprised about it because I did read another series by the author and I remember dropping it around maybe book 4 or 5 because I got really annoyed with the characters. It's different with me. I can take having plot holes and having a lot of editing mistakes but I really can't take annoying or boring characters. I really liked the characters here, especially Brutus.

I gave it 4 points because I found
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The third book in this series, like the second, is quite dark: a serial killer is on the loose and thanks to the necromantic chaos in Star Witch (book 2), Ivy is uniquely set up to help, even though it once again hampers her plans to be lazy as she can interact with ghosts. Although the subject matter is quite dark, the author keeps the writing light with Ivy's internal monologue, banter with partner Winter, and the humor of her demanding cat. It's a little longer than the last 2, I'd say, but s ...more
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