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Slouch Witch

– tekijä: Helen Harper

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Hard Work Will Pay Off Later. Laziness Pays Off Now. Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact, she's probably the last witch in the world who you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa where she could watch TV, munch junk food and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content.However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order's noses. It doesn't exactly help that she's been magically bound to Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. He might have piercing sapphire eyes and a body which a cover model would be proud of but, as far as Ivy's concerned, he's a walking advertisement for the joyless perils of too much witch-work. And if he makes her go to the gym again, she's definitely going to turn him into a frog.… (lisätietoja)
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 18) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
The writing wasn't very good, but the story was so much fun that I didn't mind. And I almost bumped it up to four stars on the basis of the last paragraph alone, it was so perfectly placed. I'll be picking up the sequel for sure. ( )
  whatsmacksaid | Jan 25, 2021 |
Now that was fun

I normal don't like the Urban Fantasy that seems snarky and clever. Too often the snark and clever repartee is used to mask a weak plot and poorly constructed characters. This is an exception.

While there is a hint of romance, it is kept to small doses and mostly confined to awkward moments when a witticism becomes sexual.

The magic is mostly a rune system with some herbs. No appearance of vampires or weres. While the system is ill-defined, it merely supports the story instead of altering it.

This is really a mystery in the mode of the tv show Moonlighting.

I am going to buy the second book immediately. Best recommendation I know how to make. ( )
  wildwily | May 28, 2020 |
Now that was fun

I normal don't like the Urban Fantasy that seems snarky and clever. Too often the snark and clever repartee is used to mask a weak plot and poorly constructed characters. This is an exception.

While there is a hint of romance, it is kept to small doses and mostly confined to awkward moments when a witticism becomes sexual.

The magic is mostly a rune system with some herbs. No appearance of vampires or weres. While the system is ill-defined, it merely supports the story instead of altering it.

This is really a mystery in the mode of the tv show Moonlighting.

I am going to buy the second book immediately. Best recommendation I know how to make. ( )
  wildwily | May 28, 2020 |
I knew Helen Harper could write original, compelling, dark, angst-ridden Urban Fantasy, her Bo Blackman series proved that.

I didn't know that she could also write light, witty, laugh-out-loud, ever-so-slightly-RomCom Urban Fantasy.

I know it now.

"Slouch Witch" is a delightful piece of comedy that twists and tickles Urban Fantasy, odd-couple buddy movies and RomCom tropes until they collapse in a fit of giggles, while still managing to build a credible magical universe and deliver a satisfying whodunnit plot.

This is clever stuff that Helen Harper makes look completely effortless.

Ivy Wilde drives a taxi in Oxford, but it would be a mistake to think of her as a taxi driver. She's a witch. True, she's not in the Order like other witches, at least not anymore and her favourite occupation is watching "Enchantment" from the comfort of her sofa while eating food that has been delivered to her door, but she's still a witch who knows a thing or two.

A misunderstanding compels her to work with a senior witch in the investigative arm of the Order. He is everything Ivy is not. Although he is many things Ivy finds attractive.

As the two of them track down wrong-doers within the order, sparks fly, spells are cast, karaoke is performed and a great time is had by all (well, not the bad guys of course, but everybody else).

This is escapist fun at its best. I listened to the audiobook version, narrated by Tanya Eby. She's a talented narrator and does a great job but I'm puzzled as to why Ivy seems to have an American accent when the story is set in Oxford, is laced with English vernacular and where the other characters are given some form of English accent. I forgave this after a while because Tanya Eby's comic timing is perfect. I'm happy to listen to her perform the next two books in the series. ( )
  MikeFinnFiction | May 16, 2020 |
Just good fun. One could wish that the cover art matched the heroine's weight a little better, but such is life. The snark was great, and a heroine who unabashedly would rather cuddle on the couch and watch TV is a fun novelty. ( )
  being_b | Jan 8, 2020 |
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Hard Work Will Pay Off Later. Laziness Pays Off Now. Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact, she's probably the last witch in the world who you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand. If it were down to Ivy, she'd spend all day every day on her sofa where she could watch TV, munch junk food and talk to her feline familiar to her heart's content.However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she's yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order's noses. It doesn't exactly help that she's been magically bound to Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. He might have piercing sapphire eyes and a body which a cover model would be proud of but, as far as Ivy's concerned, he's a walking advertisement for the joyless perils of too much witch-work. And if he makes her go to the gym again, she's definitely going to turn him into a frog.

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