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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No Rest for the Wiccan (Bewitching Mysteries, No. 4) by Madelyn Alt

No Rest for the Wiccan
is book four of the Bewitching Mysteries series. This book was a little better than the first three, but not by much.

The characters aren't fully dimensional to me, and Maggie doesn't seem to really be growing. Sure, she's learned a few things, but actual growth? Not so much.

The love triangle thing isn't going anywhere either, and by now Maggie really should have come to a few conclusions that just seem to be beyond her. She's 30 here, not 16... can she not figure things out on her own?

Here's the blurb:
Maggie O’Neill loves her job at Enchantments as much as she loves being Indiana’s newest witch. But when her family needs her, she's still willing to lend a hand—even if she has to reach beyond the grave…

It's a long, hot summer in Stony Mill, and Maggie is busy watching TV reruns, minding the store, and figuring out her love life. Then she reluctantly volunteers to care for her bedridden, oh-so-perfect sister, Mel, and her beautiful nieces. But Mel isn't the only focus of Maggie's attention. There are some strange spirits hanging about the area—and it looks like a job for Maggie and the N.I.G.H.T.S. ghost hunting team.

And even as she tries to deal with the long-dead, Maggie must cope with the recently-deceased. A friend of Mel's loses her husband to a dreadful fall, and the police are calling it accidental death. Maggie's not so sure, and sets her second sights on finding a first-degree murderer…

I knew who the killer was almost as soon as we knew about the death. And didn't I have all of the same information Maggie had?

As for future books... I'd kind of like to know where the love triangle goes, but not really bad enough to read the next book. I'll probably look for some reviews of the next book, but at this point I'm not planning to read the next book.

The first three books were a 6 of 10 for me. I'm giving No Rest for the Wiccan a 7 of 10, but I'm leaving the series at a 6 of 10.

Book Rating: 7 of 10
Series Rating: 6 of 10

1. The Trouble with Magic
2. A Charmed Death
3. Hex Marks the Spot
4. No Rest for the Wiccan
5. Where There's a Witch (July 7, 2009)

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