Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 book 45

Shirley Damsgaard's Witch Way to Murder
My mom has recommended this series to me a few times--it's about a librarian and her grandmother, both witches, who get involved in mysteries--and since I like librarians, magic, and mysteries I figured I'd give it a go. Unfortunately this first one is pretty weak--the main character is traumatized by a tragedy in her past which isn't ever explored and makes her really surly, the romantic subplot is completely trite, and the villains are totally cartoonish. Plus some of the librarian stuff is just silly. The characters have potential, though, and I especially liked the perky and observant assistant librarian. B/B-.

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