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Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins

(Harley Merlin #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  5,636 ratings  ·  366 reviews

A dark past. A hidden power. A dangerous enemy.

Harley Merlin has a lot of unanswered questions in her life. What drove her father to kill her mother? How can she know the true extent of her magical abilities? Has Wade Crowley always been this annoying?

After the violent gargoyle incident that left many dead, Harley fears what other evil tricks her psychotic aunt has up her sleeve. When sheannoying?


Kindle Edition, 406 pages
Published September 30th 2018 by Nightlight Press
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Ashley McLeo
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun, fast-paced paranormal fantasy read. I enjoyed this book more than book 1 because of the added POVs and politics. Plus, things got darker (in an obvious AND subtle way) and that’s my cup of tea!
Tosha Thompson
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I might be addicted

I really like this series. It has a strong female lead role and it’s nice to see a world that revolves around a girl!
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love it...

Characters are interesting and likeable, magic system is well thought out and the storyline pulls you in... Very very pleasant read...
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Harley Merlin and the Cursed Child Mystery Twins is the second in the series, and first sequel to its equally underwhelming urban fantasy predecessor Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven. If you haven't read the first book in the series, don't worry. The first couple chapters of this sequel are a very detailed recap, which makes starting this novel feel a lot like putting on a pair of waders and jumping into a lake of molasses.

First off, in my review for the first novel, I expressed a desire for a deeper explora
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall a fun read, although I didn't enjoy it as much as the first. Sadly, it gave into the trope of a character withholding information to protect others when common sense called for the opposite. I didn't enjoy the changing perspectives very much - the two characters' voices were too similar and I had to keep going back to the start of the chapter to remind myself whose perspective I was in. The storyline's mysteries were intriguing and the action was well-paced. I've moved onto the third boo ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This second book had way too much of a recap at the beginning. It was written as if the reader had skipped the first book, but that is very annoying IMO since it is a series. The reader should be expected to read in order and not waste two or more chapters being spoonfed.

I also didn't really care for the swapping of viewpoints. I'd rather just get Harley's viewpoint. The other characters are cool, but I don't need their views. I felt like I was getting cheated out of the main storyli
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Harley entered the San Diego coven with a punch. Just a few days in everything went terribly wrong. but her new friends and her managed to save the day. Now the Rag Team is called back into action. They need to roundup young magicals that have not joined the coven ye. Most of them coming thru the Foster System as they t.
So they are now going out and trying to see if they can help.
During one outing they discover a mysterious card from the Twins. Harley is conflicted about taking the kids away f
I enjoyed this book. It was a good sequel to Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven, and continued the story. I loved the magic present, which is very interesting. I also am really enjoying getting to know all of the characters and their pasts and what makes them tick. I'm happy Wade and Garrett might be getting past some of their issues. Overall, I thought this book was well written and highly entertaining, with a good mystery. 4 stars. Oh, and (view spoiler) ...more
Chris Jones
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magic with a twist.

Another fast paced, imaginative book from Bella. The characters leap off the page and the magic feels new. I cant wait for the 3rd installment.
Tania Arnold
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Had top get the next one.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. I liked the different POVs. The story was fast paced and yet not predictable. The main character is very likable, as are most of the characters. Will definitely read the next one. Two thumbs up.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Read

All in all this was a good read. Harley has a lot of room for improvement. She really got on my nerves with her impulsive behavior and total lack of respect for the rules. I was glad to have more than just her point of view but I would have liked to have Wade's as well. Hopefully I'll get that in the next book....
Katie S
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great sequel

The first book was hard to get into but this one was hard to put down! Loving the dual perspectives and can’t wait to see how Harley’s relationships with SDC members develops (#Warley). I have some theories but I can’t wait to see how this unfolds!!!
Jeana Fulton
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed this one. I ready to keep reading to find out how it turns out. I good page turner
Debby (Alwaysbooking)
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Family isn't always blood related stars!!!
This one was a lot better than the first book, not that the first book was bad, but this was a much better book. I’m not sure if it’s because I knew the characters already or because I had two POV’s. Not exactly the two I wanted but more POV’s the better. The plot line in this book was more in depth and involved a lot more characters. You get to see how more of how the magic system works in this book with all the different characters. I always fi
Tonstant Weader
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins is the second in the Harley Merlin series. In this book, Harley learns much more about her powers and her parents. The coven wants to bring in young magicals who are not members of the coven yet, but when Harley and friends go out to meet them, they discover that a pair of twins have come before them. Worse, the twins murdered some humans and stole one of the kids.

When they hunt for the twins, they discover they have all sorts of powers including u
Anne Wingate
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If Harry Potter . . .

Had grown up in the foster care system instead of with the Durskeys.
Had been female instead of male.
Had been American instead of British.
Had been using some magic without knowing he was doing it.
Hadn't been brought into the wizarding world until he was nineteen and had been living on his own for a year.
Had learned that his father was executed for murdering his mother.
He might have better a little like Harley Merlin.
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable book. Harley Merlin is staying with the San Diego Coven and trying to come to terms with being a magical. She is trying to decide whether to commit to the coven or not. She is training and learning to use her talents and worried about the problems her aunt, Katherine Shipton, is about to cause. She is also learning more about her fellow magicals. The head of the coven sends her and her team on a mission to contact some young children thought to be magicals when problems arise. A set ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was somewhat frustrating because it dragged on. Nothing is resolved quickly. In fact, nothing is resolved at all; instead, more questions are raised. Unfortunately, the characters are endearing and I'm feeling invested. I will continue with the series but I do so in hopes that the format changes a little....

This book is much like the first book in that the characters are tasked with a mission to help solve the greater mystery and throughout, Harley learns more about her pow
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**_A dark past. A hidden power. A dangerous enemy._**

Harley Merlin has a lot of unanswered questions in her life. What drove her
father to kill her mother? How can she know the true extent of her magical
abilities? Has Wade Crowley always been this annoying?

****After the violent gargoyle incident that left many dead, Harley fears what
other evil tricks her psychotic aunt has up her sleeve. When she discovers
that magical foster kids like herself are in
Jeanne Brewer
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Harley and company have their hands full

Nefarious plots are afoot, fueled by psychopathic folks with magical abilities. While the crew tries to protect precious children and those who care for them, no one's safety is insured and the collateral damage is heartbreaking. When Harley's family is targeted, Harley and her friends must determine the best way to protect innocents embroiled in webs of hatred and deceit before they are damaged beyond their ability to recover. The book's characters h
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I borrowed the first book and liked it, so I purchased this one.

And although I enjoyed this book, it was a little less interesting than the first. Harley hasn't progressed in her abilities that much. The main villains in this installment were the evil Twins. Unfortunately, they weren't very developed --mainly, they just killed. The POV was not only Harley's, , it alternated in chapters between Harley and Tatyana. I believe that it was the Author's way of developing a supporting character. T
Lucy Takeda
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I had two problems with this novel. 1) I have an aversion to plots that include shapeshifters that can become anyone; or comes across as a cheap trick to create/ solve a plot line. 2) I have limited tolerance for novels that switch point of view back-and-forth between characters. So, this novel only rated three stars.
Harley’s step-parents have taken in another foster child. As the team goes out to check on assorted foster children that may be magicals, they keep running into signs that per
Jodie (JCT)
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bella fantastic.

I really enjoyed this, where the 1st book set the magic world this crashes you into it. It was action packed but enough going on that I was interested in the character. Where Harley annoyed me in the secert coven in this i can't help but love her.

Harley is human though and makes mistakes, though at the time she believes it's for the best. I love the Rag team old and new they work so well together.

As for Harley and wade i don't know where I want their growing relationship to g
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Refreshing characters and deep society reflections

Ok, I have read books 1 and 2 in 2 days. This Harley Merlin series is just that good. Characters and their stories feel fresh and novel. I am enjoying it more than I thought I would. It is a perfect read for supernatural YA readers that are not that much into the romantic storylines that are so common in that genre, but more into refreshing magic related stories. As a Harry Potter fan, I have to say this series distantly reminds me of it, but feels
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
A Master Plan

This book was a bit slower to get through as there was more back story to the characters and glimpses into their past. I was frustrated with all the different Pov as I would read a chapter from Harley's point pv view and the next chapter was someone else. I felt disconnected and this style of writing does not work for me. I found myself skimming the chapter to get back to Harley. The action picked up towards the end and I hope the next one in the series uncovers more about Katherin
This book was okay. The recap in the beginning was unnecessary, as was Tatyana’s POV. For one, her voice sounds just like Harley’s so I had to remember to see who was narrating each chapter so I could tell them apart. I feel like she wasn’t even a big enough character to have her own voice narrated as she wasn’t that important in the first book. I’m also a firm believer that the reader doesn’t need to know everything going on. A little mystery isn’t bad. Adding in Tatyana’s POV did nothing for t ...more
Kaitlin Underwood
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm loving this series! Lots of action and the oh-so-slow burn that leaves me wondering who Harley is going to get tangled up with first. One thing I love about Bella Forrest's work is that she always builds a circle of amazing characters that blend in to a family of their own making. I just finished the Stargazers series and the ensemble of characters and the bonds of friendship that were so addicting there are just as fun to experience with Harley and the Rag Team! The banter between sassy cha ...more
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