Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: The Witch is Back by H.P. Mallory

Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back—or rather, she’s back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs.

Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can’t shake the sense that something is not quite right—like she’s stuck in a déjà vu gone terribly awry. As both men race against time—and each other—to win Jolie’s heart, the fate of the Underworld hangs in the balance. And Jolie’s decision can either restore order or create an absolute, drop-dead disaster.

My Review

                 Ok, so we already know from the end of Witchful Thinking that the next book The Witch is Back is dealing with what would’ve happened if Jolie had met Sinjin first and not Rand-her soul mate.  Don’t we all wish we could go back in time and take the road we decided not to travel and to think what would’ve happened?
                So, when the book opens, it is Sinjin that walks through the door of her L.A. shop and not Rand.  Off the bat we notice the attraction is different.  Jolie feels more of a lust feeling bordering on crazy love for Sinjin.  Crazy meaning bad not good.  Jolie quickly figures out that Sinjin is a vampire, but after being scared for about a minute, she eagerly jumps on board with the idea; because let’s face it.  Sinjin is just hot and sexy as sin, and she wants nothing more than him to bite her in passion even though he has told her it will be painful because she is a witch.
                Rand comes onto the scene the day after she gets bitten and is rightfully pissed off that Sinjin has altered history to suit his own gain.  But Jolie is frightened of Rand, namely because of the feelings he makes her feel because she is in love with Sinjin.  Right?  It doesn’t help that Jolie runs to Sinjin after every single encounter with Rand and spills the beans.
                The ending is predictable in that Sinjin and Rand travel back in time once again leaving Jolie in the present.
                I found The Witch is Back to be slightly boring and easily predictable.  I found Jolie too easily convinced of her being a witch and Sinjin a vampire, I mean granted, she has magical abilities to start within that she’s a psychic.   And then she wants to be bitten because she has read that a vampire bite can be….orgasmic to say the least.  I really did not like the fact that Jolie ran to Sinjin every single time that she had a run in with Rand, it made her seem like she was under some drug induced spell that Sinjin conjured up.  All in all, I really hope the next book is as good as Witchful Thinking was.



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