If you peruse Amazon you might have seen several of Ms Geary’s books moving up the contemporary fantasy charts. The first three of a projected nine book series are: 1. A Modern Witch, 2. A Hidden Witch and 3. A Reckless Witch.
Before I buy a book, I do a little sleuthing on Amazon. I read the top-rated reviews and then I read the two and one star reviews. If this doesn’t give me enough information, I turn to Goodreads and check out the rating there. I really couldn’t make up my mind to buy the first in the series so I “borrowed” the book from Amazon just to check it out.
I found it an easy read with not a lot of drama. Here’s the thing, that’s what I was in the MOOD to read. I hope some of you understand what I mean by that statement. I base what I read on what I’m in the mood for. If I’ve had a particularly upsetting day, I don’t want lots of drama in the book I’m reading. I want calm and basically happy.
Now, remember this is just MY opinion but I fell in love with the family of witches. I suspended belief that a four year old was acting out of character for a four year old witch. It didn’t bother me at all. The joy of family and support among the witches is what makes this series work for me. I will say I enjoyed books 2 and 3 more than book 1. Looking back on it I felt Ms Geary was laying all the groundwork for the future books with a few new characters added to the storyline in each book after the first. I liked that the some of the same characters are in all the books (at least so far). I like a lot of characters in my books. I like to see what’s going on in their lives with each additional book in the series.
Were the stories riveting? No. Could I put them down to go load the dishwasher? Yes. Did they make me feel good? YES
My rating for all three books is a solid 3 Stars. If I had stopped at the first book, I probably wouldn’t have reread it but since I didn’t, I will probably go back at some point and read them all again. (Something to make clear. Ms Geary was offering the next book book in the series if a reader wrote a review and contacted her via email. I borrowed the first book from Amazon and I bought books 2 and 3. I did not receive any free books. Just wanted there to be no question about this down the road <grin>).