Review: No Rest for the Wicca by T.C. LoTempio (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

Posted February 13, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: Communing with the dead is an everyday occurrence for PI Morgan Hawkes. A half-Wiccan witch who can commune with spirits of those caught between worlds, Morgan uses her talents to exorcise the trapped ghost or demon as part of the Paranormal Investigation Squad; until a string of murders with a voodoo slant prompts the Special Forces Agency to ask for her assistance. Someones killing pureblood witches- and the SFA’s convinced Morgan’s voodoo heritage could be instrumental in solving the mystery. Teamed with dashing SF agent Cole St. John; an Inheritor Vampire that sets her blood racing; the two of them must fight their deep attraction as they race to stop a madman from unleashing a demonic force upon the world.

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What I Loved: The Lore in this book was amazing. Toni did an excellent job of giving you the history of the Wiccan and Voodoo cultures, some of the spells/chants used, and a glimpse into their world.  This really helped to bring you into the world instead of keeping you on the outside.

What I Liked: This book was about two cultures that don’t get a lot of time in books.  Though there are a fair number of books about witches out there, the voodoo side makes the book unique.  The story was very compelling in parts and you want to see how it ends.

Complaints:  The book was a little to all over the place for me.  It felt a bit like a stream of ideas that were grouped together but in some instances they appeared to be out of place.  That made it where I was little disconnected from the characters and the story in general.

Why I gave it a 3:  The lore and world building was done really well in this book.  You can tell the author put a lot of work into making sure that the actions of the characters rang true.  For a first novel, this was a really good effort.

Who I would recommend this too:  Urban Fantasy readers who like Lore and unique world building.  I think this will appeal more to those who love Urban Fantasy more than I do.  The romance was not strong enough for me personally (though it was there)


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