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Charming (Baston Hallow Saga – Book 1)
by Jane Washington
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
Hysterical and compelling, this is a PNR you can’t help but love.
What is it about?
LiLou Adler… second grade student at Bastan College, witch, aspiring enforcer and soon to be recipient of the most dangerous assignment in all of Baston Hallow, Cinderella. In the Universe of the Hallows, there are certain rules that govern the realms – the most important of which is repeating stories and patterns that keep the ebb and flow of the magical essence stable. One of those stories, arguably the MOST important of those stories, or patterns, is the tale of Cinderella. With it repetition and reverence passed from generation to generation, it’s prestige and power has only grown, cementing its place as a tale that MUST repeat correctly… and it’s the Agents of Baston Hallow that must navigate the players back into their roles when they veer. Normally, such a task would be assigned to the highest ranking of their order…. but somehow the tale has fallen to LiLou. What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, she also just happens to be an accident prone target of a maniacal cult of Magical assassins… so… normal day in Baston Hallow.
This book made me laugh from beginning to end! While a completely unique story, some of it reminded me of Curse of the Gods in the feeling… then I realized that she wrote it! Or was one of the authors at least, so the echoes (just a slight touch) makes sense, lol!
LiLou is slap happy and pun crazy, throwing humor as easily as she throws charm. Add in the High Warlock, a handful of goblins and a sex crazed Fairy and you have a mixture of magic, mischief and hilarity.
First Person, Multiple POV
HEA, goes on to series with other characters
- Downright Charming… see what I did there?
- Well written
- Characters are engrossing, even the secondary ones
- World building was a little confusing, still unclear as to the why’s and how’s
- Kinda wanted a ménage tale with a particular enforcer…. but no. Also, I’ve obviously been reading too many RH novels lately. 🤷♀️😎
…yet she was about as motherly as a shovel. (13%)
I really enjoyed this novel and I highly recommend it. It’s funny, engrossing and though it does seem confusing at times, the world she is building here is unique and thought catching.
Published December 11th, 2018
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book? What did you think? Have you read any others in the series? Drop a note – leave a comment, I would love to talk!!