Grave Magic Bounty
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One day I’m married, living in Seattle, and magic isn’t real.
The next ...more
Breena is a 41 year old heroine starting over. Her ex-husband has done a number and saddled her with all his debt and stolen her Grandmother’s house out from under her. She needs money and fast.
I liked Breena. I could relate to her and some of her life experience. I liked that she’s smart and resourceful. At times she did come across as a bit whinny, but the humor took me away.
I liked Robert. He’s the skeleton that Bre ...more
Shannon Mayer is new to me as an author, this is the first of her books that I have read, although I do have others on my tbr pile! I picked this up because of the synopsis and having recently read about an 'older' main character in a book, this appealed to me....
What an absolutely great book! At first I was a little unsure, the characters, the plot, the world... but somewhere along the line I became hooked! I absolutely love Breena and her history. I love Robert, Crash, Feish and ...more
First thing's first: I really appreciate the over forty protagonist. Smart, resourceful, and experienced, coupled with insecurities pushed on her from society (and a failed marriage) about her age. I identify with most of that and enjoyed it!
I felt super nostalgic after reading about Robert - a talking skeleton that Breena befriends in the cemetery. She offers him a chocolate bar for his help, but a part of me wonders what will happen if she gives him.... wine. Reminded ...more
To be fair, I only made it to chapter 4 and gave up in disgust. The MC sounded like a whiny 20-something, not a 41 year old fully grown woman. Her reference to her ex as "Himself" was cringey and the dialogue was trashy. I'm assuming there is some marketing ploy for these books about the paranormal and women in their 40's, but my god, that doesn't mean the author needs to mention this character's age constantly. The premise was absurd- staying with the ex's cousin who she barely knows becau ...more
I also love how this book is helping to introduce a gen ...more
I don't send many books back to audible and ask for a refund but this was one of them.
I'd wanted a light, slightly silly, paranormal read that my wife and I could listen to together in the evenings to wind down. 'Grave Magic Bounty' seemed to fit the bill. The main character is a recently divorced woman in her forties returning to her home in Savannah after twenty years away to start a new life and re-enter the Shadow world that she had run away from when she married.
It started to well enough wi
Anyways, I checked out the reviews for this book and thought I'd give it whirl.
I liked they idea of a grown woman who has already lived some of her life and has learned from it and is going back to her roots after being fucked over.
That being said, that's not what I found when I read it. I couldn't connect with the main character because I found her really annoying. I get that her ex treated her like shit for years and ...more
But I seriously dislike most of the secondary cast, dislike how they constantly belittle and manipulate her, and I loathe Corb. There is NO excuse for the horrible, abusive shit that has fallen out of his mouth this whole book. I don't think he's any different than her ex. And it's going to take a hell of a lot to change my mind, so currently, the thought of him as possible love interest makes me thr ...more
I have several of Shannon's books on my Kindle, but not cracked any open yet, so this is a complete case of going in cold turkey with this author.
This was a fun read with a great cast of characters.
I love Robert.
Jinx grew on me.
Sarge, Corb, Eammon... are all well-written characters, but it is still early days to know more about them all and Crash... well, I have a lady boner for him.
Visually Robert (in my mind) i ...more
A 40 something divorcee returns to her home town of Savannah to regroup and hopefully save her grandmother's home from her bastard ex-husband.
She takes a job as a supernatural investigator / bodyguard in the hopes of making some cash...only to discover she's actually pretty good at it.
Great fun from start to finish. ...more
I absolutely enjoyed following Bree in her journey. From the beginning I knew her journey would be tough, but her character evolved throughout the book. I love her! Bree’s funny lines, and quick thinking was fun to read. I loved her side kick Robert. I hope to see more of him as well. I could definitely ...more
I found the main character Breena funny, some of the side characters interesting, and the book quite entertaining if not entirely satisfying. But the constant referrals to Breena's age and the fact that she is "old" and "past her prime" in every single chapter gets a bit tedious. She sounded and was tre ...more
This book was so ducking funny. I love that Breena was such an aching, tired, sassy badass. She was a very realistic character, you know besides the paranormal part. Very well written and lots of excitement. It was super entertaining and I couldn ...more
For all that the book is about an old person *eyeroll*, the formula is very much the much-maligned, cliched YA. Misunderstood, down-on-her-luck, but plucky/sassy heroine, belittled and disrespected by almost everyone, slowly realising her potential, TWO potential love interests (what's a YA without a love triangle) and clearly gearing up to be the one who saves the world. ...more
Shannon Mayer blows me away
With brilliant story and a first in a new series that has me seriously excited.
For more to come this is my first time reading anything by this author and I have to say I throughly enjoyed her writing style and this story.
I loved it. Breena was smart, ingenious, kind and tough. She pulled her boots up and got on with what she needed to do, even in the face of ridicule. After her self doubt allowed her to be held back and smothered, she stood up and let her true self flourish.
I really enjoyed the drama, adventure and mystery. So many plot twists. So many times I wasn’t sure who were the good guys and bad guys. With characters and a world that were both rich and entertaining. Until an ending that I’m at o ...more
"..they don't know the power of a woman who owns every part of herself."
It was so freaking fantastic! Enjoyed every minute of it. I felt Bree’s every movement and hurting with her as if it was me.
Loved every character- some to love, some to hate. Yelled, shouted and laughed with al ...more
We meet Bree while she is interviewing for an unnamed job that requires unique skills. Throughout the book, Bree encounters an intriguing cast of characters, not to mention the swoon-worthy men, and establishes unlikely friendships. As she fac ...more
This book explores how even as a woman of middle age, you can be a badass. Pain abounds, but badassery remains. The main character is a bitter divorcée with an ability to see into the paranormal shadows. She is taking her life back after a repressive marriage. She is fighting for her place against ageism and sexism. Her deceased grandmother is helping her find her path. Great story.
Shannon Mayer has brought, in my opinion, a game changer! This first in series book is in a class all it’s own, quite literally. PWF is a new subset in the literary world that focuses on women who are older, wiser, and quite frankly more bad*ss in their own rights. Shannon Mayer’s typical brand of magic and sass are found all throughout Grave Magic Bounty but with one key change, Breena O’Rylee is “old” 🙄 but don’t let her number fool you, after a jerk ex-hus ...more
This book spoke to my heart. Breena is my soul sister! Sassy, but confident. All out of ducks to give, she is brave and strong, despite needing to get in better shape (don't we all ;) ) She's so smart and really well written. She's a defender and I just adore her. I feel if she were real ...more