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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No, the premise of the book is good but I often found myself yelling at the radio because the main character started to bother me. In the book the main character, Jade, is trying to find her mother, save her loved ones and stop an all powerful demon. As she tries to do all this, I believe she looses focus on what the real problem is and spends most of her time being stubborn and not listening to anyone who is trying to help. She is so stuck in her ways that it ruins it for me. She doesn't ever listen to anyone.
Also, it has some mystery thrown in there to help to retain the reader. As the book goes on, the reader begins to figure stuff out but Jade just doesn't see things because of her stubbornness. It was very annoying that she didn't start to figure stuff out sooner. I know part of the book was her "finding herself" and learning "who she is" but come on, how long does that take!
If you’ve listened to books by Deanna Chase before, how does this one compare?
I read the first one and it was okay.
Which character – as performed by Traci Odom – was your favorite?
Traci does a great job with all of her characters. I think Bea was my favorite. You really felt the characteristics of the character come through while she was speaking.
Did Witches of Bourbon Street inspire you to do anything?
Yes, write this review.
Any additional comments?
I did not care for the book but I did like the narration. I would read something done by Traci again.
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In Book two of the Jade Calhoun Series, Jade gets caught up in some nasty witch business, a love triangle, and a resurrection! Ingredients like this are a sure bet for a great read, right?!
Jade Calhoun is an empath and is dating a dream walker by the name of Kane. We also have some witches, demons, and angels as well, and they will come in due time. One day some old framed portraits are brought into Kane's club, and they turn out to be haunted. Of course Jade is the one to discover this with a blood curdling psychic experience when she touches one of the frames. As it turns out, three sisters' souls were trapped in the frames, and are desperate to get out! The only person Jade could think of that can help release them is her witch friend Bea. Bea is a very powerful witch and the leader of a coven. When Bea instructs Jade that she must help her because only a white witch's powers will do, Jade reluctantly does so due to her lack of believing she is in fact a white witch. Will Jade pull her head out of her ass in time to fulfill her destiny, or will she fail everyone and kill them all?
News flash, Jade is kindovanahole! So the story starts out with Jade connecting with the spirits trapped in the picture frames. She gets all caught up in what the spirit is telling her and her own selfish desires. After repeatedly denying she is in fact a white witch, and that she wants nothing to do with anything magical, she continues to jump through hoops, behind her boyfriends back to get all up in the middle of trying to free the souls. Can we be anymore confused? Jade says she doesn’t want to get in the middle of magics, and denies being a witch, but yet she dates a dream walker, and has a mother who was a witch and in a coven. When her Aunt Gwen appears, ( which guess what, Gwen is an intuitive psychic) she continues to deny being a witch, even though she has been using her witchy powers with Bea's help up until then. Now I understand the main character Jade was conflicted because of the trauma she experienced as a child, but come on! Oh, I'm going to use my powers, but act like that's normal and not magical, and get mad when you call me a witch. I feel like I'm talking to my mother-in-law now! WTF is going on? Anyone who knows my mother-in-law knows she's bat sheet crazy! And don't even get me started on the ending!
Please let me clarify a few things before you go... 1) I bought the audiobook, this is not a free copy I received in exchange for a review. 2) I listened to the first book and loved it! 3) This is my personal interpretation, and opinion of the book. 4) Because of having listened to the first book, I did have expectations going in, and was therefore expecting it to be great, or at the least really good. I don't know what happened, but in this book Jade came off as very whiny, indecisive, and obnoxious to me personally. I could not stand her, or her constant bratty attitude. I was so looking forward to this series, because of the awesomeness of Jade's powers and her hook up with Kane and his power too, but unfortunately because of this experience, I will not continue on with this series. I am so utterly disappointed :(
Traci Odom narrates the hell out of this story! I have previous experience with Traci from other books, and I absolutely love her! She delivered another great performance in this book. She could read the phone book to me and make it interesting. Great job Traci!
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