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It's BEHIND You!
on 23 March 2012
I found the second book in the Jane Madison series every bit as quirkily written as the first, replete with oodles of cake references (Almond Lust, anyone?) that did nothing for my own personal dietary resolve.
Some books, like The Hobbit, with so many 'second breakfasts' simply leave one in a literary drool.. And if you have a weakness for Rum and sugar, well, don't say I didn't warn you.
Culinary conundrums aside, the book is bursting with magical references, with chants, herbs, more crystals than an Atlantean Priestess, and mysterious minxes breaking out into Spell at the drop of a silver pentagram. All this and she's a Librarian too!
That Jane sure knows how to have a good time.. but the thing is, she often doesn't know just what Time it is.
To say she's naive would be giving Naifs a bad name. Everyone around her has mismatched motives, some of them just plain dark, and at times it seems Everyone is attracted to her, out to get her, or just not who they say they are.. and she Never sees it.
Yep. At times I wanted to shake her.. (Maybe I'll confiscate a star for Typical Girlishness.)
But I couldn't stop reading.. It's just too alluring. A confluence of crystals, costumes, Covens and cattiness.. I could scarcely resist.
Sometimes I found myself pining for Neko, her familiar.. Yep, I Know he's Gay, okay?
And sometimes her dark, Heathcliffe-like warder, David.
Just sayin'.. You won't get clues from me.
All I can tell you is put the phone on silent, get some cookies/er, seaweed snacks, read it and remember this phrase:
"It's BEHIND You!"