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Spirit Witch

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

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  5,208 ratings  ·  393 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
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published August 23rd 2017
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The best part of this book is the talking cat (aka familiar) and the talking dead people (aka ghosts). The rest was kind of boring.

Ivy's funny/lazy ways weren't as funny and she was markedly less lazy. Winter had a slight personality transplant where his confidence was shaken (due to circumstances from the previous book) and was therefore slightly less interesting. Brutus the cat was still awesome though! I was very happy he got a lot more page time. Though he was an odd, yet fun choice for the
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.
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Spirit Witch is book three in The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic by Helen Harper. I recommend reading the series in order.

I fell for this series the moment I opened book one and each book after has been another fun adventure to enjoy.

Shenanigans ensue with our favorite lazy witch, but now she's different in that she can see ghosts. Not that she wants to; because said ghosts want her to do things for them; especially a dead former head of the Order of Magic Enlightenment who demands she stop a kille
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
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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
It must be me: I’ve loved the previous two in the series and I’ve checked everyone’s reviews and everybody likes this one as much as the first two- except me. Just couldn’t get into it and found it pretty annoying. Hope to reread it when I’m in the right mood.
Al *the semi 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
Elinor Master of Gifs
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-uf
THIS IS SO GOOD. I highlited like 70% of the book. It's so fun and funny and so cute and lovely and FUNNY. So good so good so good.
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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 targe ...more
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
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I struggled to get through this third book in the series. While it’s similar to the previous books, there wasn’t enough new here to hold my interest. Ivy’s personality, which was so funny in the first book, started to annoy me in this one.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, urban-fantasy
Cute series with likeable characters.
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 was really really good. I adored Winter and
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
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.
The first two books in this series were pretty fun, but I just couldn't get into this one. DNF at 50%.
This one had a bit of a messy mystery, but I still had a good time reading- and had quite a few laughs

I groaned. ‘I guess so. You realise we’re turning into the worst kind of couple, right? Making moony eyes at each other and bristling at every perceived slight? It’s a slippery slope. Next thing you know we’ll be wearing matching T-shirts and getting Winter Luvs Wilde stickers for the car.’

Also, loved the epilogue with grumpy grump Brutus. Pet. Me.

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.
Quick Info
Standalone/Cliffhanger?: Standalone
Part of a Series?: Yes
Meeting the Characters
Ivy Wilde
What happens?
Ivy can now talk to ghosts after her last encounter with a necromancer. She is tasked with helping the ghosts cross over to the afterlife and stumbles across a coven of witches killed by a null. Its up to Ivy and Winter to solve who the null is and also help cross over the spirits when ready.
Final thoughts
This was
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
Mike Finn
I needed something, light, unchallenging but with enough going for it to keep me interested to read, so I picked up the third book in "The Lazy Girl's Guide To Magic" and settled in to listen.

I've resigned myself to having Tanya Eby as the narrator. She does a good job but I can't understand why Tantor picked an American with a very limited range of Brit accents to read a series set in England and Scotland and with no American characters.

That rant aside, I slipped on the earphones and gave mysel
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