Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by HP Mallory

Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 545 KB
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453812954
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

First Sentence: "It's not every day you see a ghost"

Jolie is your regular psychic trying to make a living in LA. She has her best friend and a cat, and is happy. Then in walks Rand who says he is a warlock and Jolie is actually a witch. Her life is further thrown into chaos when she learns she can reanimate the dead. Suddenly she is the most popular witch going and everyone wants a piece of her. A war among the supernatural beings in brewing and Jolie has to decide which side she is really on.

All in all not a bad book. It didn't wow me, but I didn't hate it. There were some funny light hearted moments. But not enough to have me laughing hard, perhaps a smile or a snort but nothing else.

The story was an interesting one and there were some fascinating takes on the supernatural beings. I will be interested to see the concept of the Lurkers, that seem to be half human/supernatural being be explored further.

There was a pretty good action sequence right at the end which was interesting as Jolie battles a dragon. There was not much other then that scene for action. The story was a little slow going, spending more time on developing the characters. Which was good, the characters were well fleshed out for a paranormal romance.

I did get tired of every supernatural male she met wanting to have sex with her. Like wise Jolie also being attracted to every supernatural male she met while at the same time professing her love for Rand. But as I have previously mentioned I am not a huge fan of romance so for me this romance element didn't entertain me.

Not a bad book, but for me there are better ones out there.


  1. I have yet to see a good review of this book, which is too bad because it sounds like it could be entertaining. I like the cover, too.

  2. I am glad you said that. I thought maybe I was being super harsh because most of the reviews on Amazon love it.

    I am glad I got this for free because I would have been unhappy if I had paid full price for it. As a free book it was ok.