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Better than the first

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-2020

I liked this better than the first, as the main characters had more page time together unlike in the first story. The story had a natural progression of the development of the romance. But little things were dropped in that seemed to go somewhere but never did eg : Cat started having issues with blood but was never explained why.
Good quick story further developing the Institute.

GROAN :(

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-2020

This book has been targeted all wrong. It is more aimed at YA & if it had been would have saved myself listening to a bad book. Heroine is 18yrs old in in first year of collage, yet at the start she's asked out to go to a club & everyone including the boy taking her act like they're going to prom... I should have realised then how bad this book was going to be. The heroine drives a Jag & is taking to a club called the Jag & 'suddenly' she's surrounded by jaguars... this just seemed to be over reaching way too soon. The dialogue between the characters seems so juvenile at times & her best friend just doesn't know when to stop. I have never groaned or rolled my eyes so much listening to a book. The male narrator doesn't show up until chapter 6. Victoria keeps herself so distant from Toby for so long, but then in the blink of an eye can't stay away. I know they're meant to be together but wish it had happened more organically from the beginning. There was one scene where they were sitting together at lunch, there needed to be more scenes like this of them together. The narrators did the best with what they were giving, even if both towards the end sometimes didn't use the different accents that had already been set in place. UGH !!!

Glad I stuck with it.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2020

It took me 2 goes to actually listen to this. The narrators voice was just to young girl for me if put me off for a while. But once I gave it a chance the story is what kept me listening & can't wait to get the next in the series.

A satisfying end

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-2020

Not as suspenseful as it could have been, but a great end to the love story of Remy & Sabine. Most threads were finalised in a satisfying way.

Enjoyable follow up

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2020

Remy wants to know what Bastian is hiding & goes to great lengths to find out, leaving both himself & Sabine in danger. Sabines former life is drifting away further & further leaving her completely reliant on Remy & witchy new friends. Like the first book, the story moves along quickly & ends on a cliff hanger.

A few times Joel's voice seemed completely different, like he may have gone into to record some parts. It's only for 1 to 2 sentences.

UGH !!

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-2020

Did not enjoy this story, in all honesty NOTHING happened... There was no action, no build up, just the 2 main characters sneaking around to be with each other. When there were obstacles they were over come with too much ease. It was so boring and could not wait till it ended and don't really want to her about a 17 year old losing her virginity.
Annani has been promised to another since her birth. The one she's been promised to is HER FIRST COUSIN. I know this about GODS & the author never lets you forget that, but it seemed like a bit of an ick factor that we're just suppose to accept as an everyday thing...

Great start to a new series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2020

Great spin off from the Spellbound series. Dangerous situation with so many ways it could go, can't wait for book two.

Craving more

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2020

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Quick fun listen, moves along quickly & not so much thought needed.

Great Murder Mystery

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-2019

A really great introduction to Whispering Pines & its many secrets. I loved the practical approach to witchcraft & wicca. If your into paranormal witches, this book isn't that. The only thing I didn't like was the murder's motivation just didn't seem plausible enough. Definitely set up for more mysteries to be uncovered.

Great start to the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-2019

Overall really enjoyed this story, binged it in a day. The only negatives is the male narrator didn't show up until chapter 12 & then not again until chapter 33. It seemed weird to have Levi's perception so brief both in limited chapters & chapter lengths. Lucy Raven did a great job & tried to make the females sound different but at times forgot & used the same voice for a secondary character that made you think it was Chloe. As this is a stand alone in the series I wish there had been more scenes of Chloe & Levi together as loved their chemistry, but sad knowing may not come back to these characters in future books.