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Witch Way Bends: Book 1 in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy Paperback – December 2, 2011
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Olivia has attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term "road scholar,"' and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she "studies" anything and everything just for the joy of learning. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she's sometimes accused of being artistic.
A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.
Top Customer Reviews
I'll tell you what I liked about it:
* Devan is a character I could easily relate to and care about. She is strong, yet vulnerable. She cares about others and often puts their needs before her own, but is never a door mat. While she is struggling with a horrid past, she uses it not as a weakness, but as the strength she needs to move forward and make things right.
* This book has witches, vampires, a faery-witch, a shaman, dhampirs, and a sheoque.
*I love that the characters are in their mid-thirties (or older - hundreds of years old ;0)). So many of books in this genre have young adult aged characters and I loved having characters closer to my age.
* You finish the story feeling like the story is complete, yet wanting more. There is no "I can not believe the author ended this here and now I have to wait months/a year to find out the end of the story" angst.
*Neither the love story nor the mystery/adventure overshadowed the other. It is a nice blend making this a good book for people who love romance as well as those loving the suspense of a good vs evil conflict.Read more ›
I did like the characters, but at times they felt a little younger than I think they were supposed to. The premise of the novel is intriguing, but I felt the ending conflict was done a little too easy, or something.
The writing was good and the story line fairly unique, so I am still interested to see where the series heads though!
Will Devan be able to accept who she really is? Is she crazy or is Roon real? Can Langston teach and guide her before it's too late? Does Kent finally give in to his desire? You'll have to read it!
Overall this is a great story that mixes modern times with older lore. If you enjoy urban fantasy or paranormal romance, you will love this book! If you're looking to get into either genres this might be an excellent entry book too. I look forward to reading more stories out of the imagination of author Olivia Hardin.
The romance seemed a little contrived somehow and I just did not get the impression of maturity I thought should be present with characters of those ages.
Interesting plotline, with an different twist on the usual human/vampire/witch/fae involvement. Generally speaking, from a personal point of view, I'd have preferred more action, more plot development and less romance. I do think readers coming from a romance reader's point of view will like this very much, however.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't normally read this type of novel, but a friend knows the author and recommended it. I very much enjoyed the story and the read.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
just finished reading and I have to admit this kept me from beginning to end did not want it to end was not expecting devan and kent to be where they where but I would recommend... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jo Ann Boothby
"Witch Way Bends" made an okay free read. It did have an original and rather interesting plot. The writing style was decent. Read morePublished 16 months ago by PURPLE JEWELS
This one just didn't catch my interest; I read about 35 or 49 pages of it and had yet to develop any interest in any of the charactersor to become absorbed with the plotline. Read morePublished 18 months ago by B. Pellegrin
I couldn't put the book down until I had finished it. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series (which I have just bought!).Published 20 months ago by Gail Hitchcock
The book was good! More characters and magical beings round out a good cast. Many branches can be made from this book!Published 20 months ago by C. Jameson
I could not put this book down! Olivia Hardin captures you from the beginning to the end, I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it, looking forward to reading more of her... Read morePublished 20 months ago by chastity