Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues
A hilarious new standalone novella brimming with otherworldly charm from the reigning queen of paranormal romantic comedy Molly Harper!
Ingrid Asher is the newest resident of Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shapeshifters, vampires, witches and dragons live alongside humans.
Ingrid doesn’t ask for much. The solitary ...more
For, in general, the story was ok. Sure, it was a romance and didn't really have any other plot points - other than some character growth - which is usually not my cup of tea, but the book was free and short, so not really a problem.
My problem is the representation.
For, to me, it seem the author thought: ''I want to write a book about nymphs, but that's been done so many times before, so I just go to google... hmmm...hmmm... there! I just take ...more
Rob Aspern, head of the League’s data science department is also Ingrid’s neighbor. Whenever he is around her he becomes socially inept and quite frankly it was hilarious. Ingrid who is suspicious of ...more
A couple caveats:
1) I read some other reviews and knew to go into this with no anticipation of an in-depth storyline or complex characters. It's a fantasy romance. Nothing more. Nothing less.
2) I've come to set my bar low for Audible Originals. With the exception of Rivals: Frenemies Who Changed the World and Christmas Eve, 1914, I've ...more
I enjoyed this short little trip back to Mystic Bayou and catching up with that crazy gang of shifters. I did find the heroine a little odd and she seemed very cranky and rude for most of the story. The hero was way too sweet for her but I understood the effort he went to considering she was one of his first crushes.
The narrators do a good job and I found them very easy to listen to.
The mayor is still my favourite character in this series and every mention puts ...more
The background (quirky magical town in the Bayou area of Lousiana) and the set of secondary characters were totally nice, but the female MC was just MEH and the supposed chemistry between her and her love interest was non-existent. The poor guy really deserved a break... or prrferably someone else.
As a tree nymph, MC Ingrid just gives new dimemsions to the term "wooden".
And with wooden, I really mean "stiff and unnatural; without spirit". The touch-me-not/woe-is-me and the total lack ...more
Amanda Ronconi's performance is always a treat, both male and female voices were spot on. I liked her the ...more
Narration was great!
In this one, Ingird Asher arrives in Mystic Bayou with the intention of opening a business there. She's a tree nymph, or hulder from Scandinavian myth. She's deeply scarred from ...more
Our heroine trusted a human once and gave him her heart, along with her secrets. That didn't turn out well. Now she has settled in Mystic Falls and opens an ice cream shoppe. I heartily approve!
Our hero is the handsome geek who is amazed by the occupants of the small magical town. He quickly becomes ...more
Just a quick, fun, and sweet addition to the folks living in Mystic Bayou.
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So far, it's ok but boring. I'm not a fan of either narrator. The woman sounds more often snarky than not. The man flips back and forth between sounding like he's asking questions or giving radio announcements.
Not a fan of the "mystery" around Ingrid's past which mostly feels like a way to extend a nonexistent plotline.
Not a fan of the whole "well they are tall and beautiful with blue eyes and blonde hair so I must be attracted to them" vibe that's going on here, either.
But it was free!
Sadly, I couldn’t get into it. It still had Harper’s highly funny vibe to it, and yet I was kinda bored. The plot was just a little boring compared to what I normally associate with Harper.
I do think the narrators did quite a good job, the pace was nice, but I didn’t feel like I wanted to be listening to finish the story.
My partner and I listened ...more
First: the presentation was so horribly done. The characters were portrayed so differently by the two narrators, it was difficult to tell which character was which during dialogues, and what bothered me most was how the delivery of the words never seemed right. For example, when Amanda Ronconi (narrator of Ingrid) was narrating Rob’s dialogues, I could barely stand to keep listening to it because of ...more
Really, I've never read or listened to another Molly Harper book. I thought this one sounded adorable and just could not pass it up! I was right in my adorable assumption. Now I keep thinking I need to go back and listen to the other books in the series. I'm not one who generally listens to stories about paranormal happenings with mythical creatures but this quick little bite tickled my fanciful side. I haven't read or listened to the previous 2 books in the ...more
Great job with the characters as always by these two amazing narrators. We do miss some of the Cajun twang considering Zed and Bael are not in this book as much. But the heroine Ingrid has a Swedish accent, and while it’s not near as entertaining as the other characters these narrators are able to bring to life, it was still very well done. FYI: The difference in her voice between male/female narrator was much more defined which took me out ...more
I don't know how well this would have worked for me in text, but I really enjoy the narration for this series on audio, and I like the world quite a bit, which probably aided me in liking it.
I've found that Molly Harper's novellas can often feel like set-up for the next book, rather than something in their own right, but this didn't feel as incomplete as they often do. That said, it's not like much really "happens," and the "big reveal" ...isn't. I don't have a problem with this, slice of ...more
I received this book for free from Audible in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues is a cute Audible Original novella by Molly Harper. This novella features Ingrid Asher who is a tree nymph who has been living in New York for a very long time on her own. She has finally decided to follow her dreams and open her own ice cream shop. Ingrid does have quite an aversion to the League so wants to stay away...more
Even Tree Nymphs Get ...more
Mystic Bayou, Book 2.5
I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series.
Bael, Jillian, Zed, Dani, Sonja
Ingrid is our newest transplant to Mystic Bayou. In town to live without hiding and open her Ice Cream shop. Rob Aspen is a Mathematician brought to Mystic Bayou by the League to study the Rift. For Rob it was basically love at first sight. He literally couldn’t move as he watched Ingrid string ...more
I had a dark sense of humor, even then.
In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying ...more