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Hexed… a Book Review

Well, after finishing by Hounded Kevin Hearne, there was nothing to do but get the second book in the Iron Druid Chronicles – Hexed. Back to the world of an Irish Druid, his apprentice and his wolfhound (Oberon is STILL my favourite character)… don’t forget the widow down the street (another absolute gem) and Atticus’ lawyers – a vampire and a werewolf… the list goes on and on, so many amazing and hilarious characters in this series. I have grown firmly attached to them all.

Hexed, as you get a hint of in the name, deals more with witches this time round. Two warring factions, in fact. Now is as good a time as any to remind you to READ THESE IN ORDER, much of the conflict has bearing on past conflicts both resolved and unresolved… oh and it is also good to note… EVERYONE seems to dislike THOR in this universe…

Hexed, like Hounded, is a terrific mix of occult, adventure, humour and general shenanigans. Atticus, the main character, while being basically immortal is flawed and rather human. His friends and associates are equally as flawed and individual. No one is a perfect being, god, demon or other… rather it is a world of super humans, humans and more all trying to find their handhold on the powers available. I will warn you, sex, violence and some adult language is encountered in this book… but there isn’t the crass detail that I personally dislike.

The Iron Druid Chronicles is (at least by the second book) a well thought out and executed series of books. I find that I am sucked in almost immediately. It is relatively easy to follow the characters (though I did get confused on a few of the witches and their names but that may have just been inattention on my side), and equally as easy to find yourself deep into the book while the chores and other humdrum life items pile up around you. I do what to emphasize once again – READ IN ORDER! But what a wonderful continuation to a series that has not yet disappointed. I look forward to getting my hands on the third installment – Hammered and see what all the fuss is about Thor!hqdefault

Rock ‘n’ Roll is Undead

Sorry about the lack of a post yesterday, it was AMERICAN Thanksgiving (our first) and we were super busy. Add to that how far behind I am with the blog event wise and well… I promise to get better!!! Pics will be resized and posts posted over the weekend! But for now a book review!

Vampires, Werewolves and Witches all come to the light of day in this Rose Pressey novel. The first in her Veronica Mason series. In this series these paranormal and magical creatures have come to be common knowledge. The main character is Veronica, a witch (sort of) who is the lead singer of a rockabilly group of VAMPIRES! They are attempting to ready themselves for a gig later in the week that a record producer has agreed to come to when there is a death. Not just any death but the (re??) death of their vampire bass player. 

With a werewolf bestfriend who is dating ANOTHER vampire, an amazingly sexy and unknown bass player and adventure and danger everywhere you absolutely have to love the failed witch and her story. Now maybe failed is too harsh but she definitely is NOT successful with her spells, unless she wants a tube of lipstick for every attempt brings about a new tube! Thus her nickname as the lipstick witch.

I am really looking forward to the next one in this series. There is a little romance, a lot of paranormal, a good dose of humour and of course a mystery.   Add in some retro outfits, terrific supporting characters and a few twists and turns and seriously, get your hands on this book!! 

Rock ‘n’ Roll is Undead