To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Rest For The Wicked - The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1 Paperback – April 16, 2012
50% off featured Fantasy books
Select Fantasy books are up to 50% off for a limited time. Learn More
Top Customer Reviews
Well, at least one review said it had a bad ending, so that consoles me a bit. But still....I don't like feeling manipulated into wanting more and having to pay double the price for half a book!
Three stars given because it was interesting and well written - with a smidgen (or more) of disbelief required.
Rest For the Wicked is the first in this cozy mystery series, but there were problems. The point of view, scene changes and introduction of characters, were so abrupt that it was difficult to figure out what was going on in the first few chapters. One of the strangers, Marcus, who is a Jinn (genie) arrives to help, although how and why isn't explained. The other stranger, Eric, has clear reasons for showing up, but once Claire has banished the spell possessing him all is good. In a few short days, Claire, Annie, Eric, and Marcus are so strongly attached that they're all crying when one another is hurt. For those who don't mind quick scenes that get to the action with little explanation, then you'll like this story.
At the end of the book, the author provides a list of explanations and descriptions of terms with respect to crystals, Jinns, and other things. Half of the explanations weren't necessary. I'm pretty sure most readers are familiar with the terms and meanings behind Lucifer, holy water, and love spells. As for other definitions, the information provided should have been incorporated into the story as they provide the useful background information I was looking for. It also would have fleshed out the story and created a better book.
Note: This novel has adult contact with graphic, violent action scenes. This ain't no Harry Potter, as we might say in the South.
I'm really glad it's Book 1 because that means we will be seeing more of these characters, and I fell in love with them all. Sometimes a book ends and you are satisfied with where the characters are and what has happened to them, or you know enough to be able to picture how the story ends. I sooooo didn't get that with this book. I want to know more, much more.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 clouds, and anxiously await book 2 (see fingers tapping anxiously on table as I wait).
Heat factor mild.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has a great story to it. There are all kinds of creatures in this book. There is a bit of action, love, and hate. There are friends, family, and enemies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Agnes
I mostly liked this book. However, unlike other books, I was more entertained at the beginning of the book. The story was gripping, and the characters were interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deb
I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading all of the series. Can't wait to see what happens. Thank you!Published 2 months ago by Book Worm
Just finished this story. Like another reviewer I just read, I am wondering what happened to Claire, Annie, Eric, Marcus and even Natasha. Read morePublished 2 months ago by DzngWmn
Claire is a Wiccan Shop owner with a secret. Read along as Claire and her "friends" battle a demon bent on their destruction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steven Kellar
I read the prequel and had to get the next in the series. I like the characters and the twists and turns.Published 2 months ago by ailicaimoore