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Crescent Calling

(The Crescent Witch Chronicles #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,063 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Skye Williams is an ordinary woman, living an ordinary life.
Or so she thought.
When she receives news of her estranged mother’s death, she must go to Ireland to claim her inheritance, but when she arrives in the tiny village of Derrydun, she isn’t prepared for what she finds nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle.
Lumped with a funeral, her mother's crystal s
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Published August 9th 2017
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this was... kinda good, kinda just ok. the MC seemed to make some really dumb decisions, but then the love interest seemed to overreact to them? and like, both characters didn't really have stable or continuous personalities, or really any personality? i don't know, it was ok, and it was free so i can't complain. i guess it entertained me for a day. and i liked the side characters.

thanks to the author and amazon kindle for the free copy!

The problem with Crescent Calling is that it's slow and rushed at the same time. Weird, right? Skye inherits her mother's home, business, and money in Ireland, which means moving away from Australia. Well, we don't really see her first week, but we're told she doesn't like it and she's going to sell everything. One mishap, and she gives up.

Nothing happens. The conflict is brought up over halfway through and is so minor. I mean, it's the first book, but it didn't have a sense of urgenc
Angela Charles
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This is the first bool in The Crescent Witch Chronicles. This is a great start to a series that seems as though there is going to be a lot of twists happening. There are so many questions that I have and I cannot wait for them to be answered. I want to know more about Boone and his past. I want to know more about where he came from and there has to be a reason why he was found in Derrydun out of all the places. Fate is something that lik
Jun 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019
Oh how I wish there was more clarification between YA (aimed at about 17 years old or so) and Young Adult (25 or so) as I could use the distinction now. This book is clearly aimed somewhere in the middle. Our heroine is old enough to have been dumped and fired but young enough to blithely jump on an airplane across the ocean without a second thought, and inexperienced enough to leave her 100,000 Euro shop in the hands of a minimum wage teenager without a blink of worry.

In the world of Young Adu
Mark Boyd
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lose a father, a boyfriend, and your job all in the course of a week. Stranded in your father's old house with no money and a little fat Irishman shows up, in a suit, on a hot Australian day, to inform you that your mother (mum), had just passed away as well. Having left Skye and her father when Skye was two, she's not overly bummed until she learns from the impish fat Irishman, her mum left her an inheritance including a nice home, a thriving business and three healthy bank accounts. The only ...more
uolevi lahti
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the verdant depiction of Ireland. Loved the characters. Will read more of this series.
Jun 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Jenika Ioffreda
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. A pleasant and enjoyable read, with a cool and funny heroine, a very good world building (I quite liked the mix of everyday life, modern technology, legends and magic) and well written.
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book as the premise looked interesting, and a story taking place in Ireland would take a change from the usual urban fantasies I read.

Not reading any of the author's work prior to this, I didn't have any expectations going in. It was a quick read, but underwhelming overall.

The two characters, Skye and Boone, had a few small conflicts but it didn't feel to hold much weight. Skye came across younger than her age, acting more like an immature teenager rather than the adult she was
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Meet Skye, a young woman that learns the mother she has seen in years has passed away and, in order to inherit a home, a store and three bank account, she leaves everything behind to move to Ireland. In the past week, she lost her dad, her job and her boyfriend. She goes to Ireland with no intention of staying but everything seems to prevent her from selling and leaving with the money. And then she learns she's the last of the Crescent witches and she's got to protect Ireland's magic.

This b
C. Erani Kole
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm new to the author, and I thought it had a great start. Been a while since I tried a new author and since I haven't read as much as I used to, it was a nice experience reading the way the author detailed the opening. It was very pleasing. I like the magical aspect of it and the drama of having to deal with an abandoning parent, but I personally didn't like the way Skye acted sometimes. She was a bit insensitive, and a few other details made me reread (she's mid to late twenties and stomps her ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC and am voluntarily reviewing it.

Awesome book. Skye is a girl who grew up with just her dad and doesn't know anything about her mom other then her mom left when she was two. She had to deal with the loss of her dad a while ago. Now more recently she was let go from her job and within a month of that her longtime boyfriend dumped her.

Skye is sitting on the porch at the house her dad left her trying to figure out what she is doing in life when she gets a strange visitor. The stran
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Series Starter! I‘m Intrigued.

I’m always looking for something a little different in my books; something to keep me interested and something I don’t figure out 2 chapters in. This fit my criteria for a good series starter.

I love the subject matter, but wish Skye might had struggled a bit more with the use of her magic. She is thrust into a legacy situation and is the last defense to save magic, but it seems a little rushed. But make no mistake, this book is good! And the author makes up f
Jessica Del Fuoco
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
This was a fun read. Skye Williams was in a tough patch in her life. Unexpectedly, she is approached by a stranger informing her that the mother who abandoned her years earlier passed away and left her an inheritance. In order to claim what is rightfully hers, Skye has to travel to her mother’s home in Derrydun. Ireland where she finds out that her life is going to change in ways she couldn’t imagine. I really enjoyed Skye’s hu
Ramona Plant
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crescent Calling is a fun little book written by Nicole R. Taylor. The author wrote a different book that had an interesting plot that set itself apart from your usual witch book, in my opinion. The plot was captivating with some nice little twists, some that you could kind of figure out, others that were a little bit more difficult and the author had to unravel for you. The pace was spot on, never dragging out the story nor ever rushing you through it.

Skye was a very likable main character that
Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skye's life is falling apart, her dad died, she lost her job, and her boyfriend dumped her. Nothing could get worse, except a man comes by with a fancy pen and informs her that her estranged mother passed away, and the only way to inherit is to appear for the funeral in Ireland. Strange events occur to keep her from selling the shop, and a destiny of magic awaits her. But can she even use it?

Here's what I didn't like: This book lacked tension. Learning Tarot isn't something I'm interested in, an
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crescent Calling (The Crescent Witch Chronicles, #1) by Nicole R Taylor

Skye learns that her (estranged Mother has died and she is left an inheritance in (Derrydun) Ireland. She boards a plane and leaves Australia for her new home. Once there she learns more about her Mother, she was a Witch and things in Derrydun are about to get freaky.

A fast paced original story with likable characters. Skye is young and ready to start a new life when she learns of her destiny as the last remaining Witch of th
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
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This was fine. I read it to the end, and mostly liked it. But there was nothing that really grabbed me about this book.

Part of my ambivalence is the way the magic is handled. This felt like a book where the author didn't know much about Wicca/magic and either didn't care to research so the mentions of it would have some accuracy, or just figured that wasn't the focus for her so it didn't matter. As a reader or paranormal fiction and someone who has studied Wicca it bugged me a bit that the aspec
Jessica Woods
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Crescent Calling was my first book my author Axelle Chandler. I enjoyed the story but felt it was like a Reader's Digest condensed edition. The characters are likeable but their interactions are skimmed over and seem light. Skye's life seems to fall apart and then she learns her mother died and left her the inheritance of being the Crescent Witch. But the story doesn't really intel what that means before Skye starts fighting villains and discovers magic by herself and begins to use spells. This ...more
This was the introduction novel to the Crescent Witch series -
Chandler does a wonderful job of introducing us to Skye and the village of Derrydun -
And let's just say that quirky is a kind word for the characters that reside within its borders
There is so much going on within this story - Chandler does an excellent job of tying it all together and making it flow seamlessly for the reader
We get mystery, a whole lot of surprises, some snark, a dash of humor and a little romance
So many secrets to
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's nothing like an Irish witch!

Skye Williams is an ordinary woman whose life has fallen apart. She lost her job, her boyfriend, and her dad recently died. Suddenly she is contacted by a lawyer telling her that her estranged mother has died leaving her an inheritance. The catch is that she has to relocate to Ireland to claim it. And when she does, she discovers she has inherited more from her mother than she could imagine. She discovers she is the last Crescent Witch, bound to protect the sm
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Natural Magic

Learning you have more than an earthly inheritance from an absentee mom, is a shock for Skye. Her father barely gone, the lose of her job and serious boyfriend, have her reeling when she learns her mother has passed and she needs to go to Ireland to claim her legacy there.
Normally this would be a hard decision, but with nothing to hold her, Skye goes. It turns out she has a bigger responsibility than closing out her mother’s store and house. She is the last of the Crescent witches a
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic beginning...

Skye's life is falling to pieces, first her mother leaves when she's 2, her dad dies, she losses her job, and now her boyfriend broke up with her. What's next, she asks? Life changes dramatically for Skye as she finds out she's the last of the Crescent witches. Boone, a friend of Skye's mother, helps guide and protect her as they fight the fae battling for the magic Skye has. This book is creative and sucks you in for the ride. The only downfall of this book is waiting for
Aug 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Witch goes to Brigadoon

Yes, I know Brigadoon is supposed to be Scottish, but the author wouldn't know the difference between Scotland and Ireland anyway.

Another load of bejayzus begorrah and befockery from someone who can't be bothered to do the slightest bit of research before banging out 50,000 words to embarrass themselves in front of the world. Not even to the extent of finding out such basic information as what kind of surnames might find in the country you're writing about.

Dreadful Lucky C
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good introductory novel to the world of the Crescent witches. As this is a series, not all our questions have been answered, so I expect more background on the witches as the series progresses. The characters were likeable, though the h seemed a little flat- we have an idea of her personality from her interactions and responses to conflict, but we have very little idea of her interests and passions from her life in AU. Overall, an enjoyable and immersing read. *I received an ARC of this book f ...more
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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I downloaded Crescent Calling as a free ebook from Amazon. While the writing was relatively clean, with no annoying errors, I dislike two of the author's tactics to draw out conflict: a character claims "there's no time now" to answer questions, and avoiding explanations saying "I can't handle this now." There were a lot of plot holes and inconsistencies, and the seasons were brought up enough it would have been nice if the author explained seasons are reversed between northern (Ireland) and sou ...more
Good, but not great

An interesting story, but just a little long winded at times. The interactions between Skye and the residents of this picturesque Irish town, especially with Boone, were for the most part fun, however I think I’ve read so many books like this - last surviving family member in a powerful bloodline, who has no idea that she’s a powerful witch, and then quickly learns to kick ass and fend off the evil beings - that this really didn’t give me any OMG-this-is-amazing vibes.

2.75 sta
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now that's what I call an introduction to a new series.

Amazingly created this book leaves you almost wanting to beg the author to write faster. I got this book on Amazon and after reading it I had to review it.

It's not just a paranormal thriller, it's also about a girl's journey from an orphan to a powerful witch. It's about bringing in the world of the fae and humans together. The best part was that apart from witches, shifters and leprechauns there are new species of paranormal creatures.

I sim
Geraldine McNamara
I'm a what?

Sky Williams' father dies. She breaks up with her boyfriend, has lost her job and moved into her father 's house. Then an Irish attorney visits and tells her that her mother had died and she has inherited everything --a mother she thought was dead since she left when Sky was two. but of course there's a catch. Sky travels to Ireland to.claim her inheritance.Lots of humor and intrigue as.Sky.discovers she has an interesting legacy to uphold. Fun read with a bit of.romance in the side.
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable lighthearted romance with witches

I enjoy si fi more than fantasy but this was well written and I will be continuing with the series. If you want a book that entertains and keeps your interest then this is one to try. The humour threads throughout and I had a few laugh out loud moments plenty more to discover about the characters and I'm enjoying debating with myself what will happen next
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Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian Urban Fantasy author.
She lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne dreaming up nail biting stories featuring bad-ass witches, duplicitous vampires, hunky shape shifters and devious monsters.
She likes chocolate, cat memes and video games.
When she’s not writing, she likes to think of what she’s writing next.

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Other books in the series

The Crescent Witch Chronicles (4 books)
  • Crescent Prophecy (The Crescent Witch Chronicles #2)
  • Crescent Legacy (The Crescent Witch Chronicles #3)
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