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on July 22, 2012
I was looking for a new series as a light, summer diversion. The first book was fun, but the second fell flat. "Net magic?" Sorry, it just seems like a pretty dumb concept.
Furthermore, I think the author must have written these books mostly while pregnant or breastfeeding. Sure, I like kids, but even an ancient fertility goddess would get bored with the constant obsession with pregnancy, getting pregnant, talking about who's going to get pregnant, wishing you were pregnant, remembering when someone else was pregnant, communicating with the fetus during pregnancy, speculating about the fetus, blah, blah, blah.
Same thing goes for the amount of detail about food. Yeah, we get it. Doing magic makes you hungry. But if you're having food cravings while you're writing your novel, maybe your editor should have encouraged you to cut out some of the unnecessary detail.
Finally, witch circles are cool. Very interesting. But can we just get to it without having six pages of deciding exactly which 12 witches will do each part, and why, and - oh, maybe shouldn't we have this one do it? No, here's why it would work better with this one. Please, people, I could do a seating arrangement for a wedding of 250 guests in the time it takes you to plan a circle.
So, to all the other readers who think my review is boring because I went into too much detail - if you didn't like this, trust me, you won't like the book.