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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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To Kill A Warlock

To Kill A Warlock - H. P. Mallory Actual rating: 3.5Dulcie is one tough fairy, with a secret desire to become a published writer, but she strikes me as someone who is tough to hide her vulnerability. These are my favorite kinds of characters. I enjoyed the rest of the cast, too. I even like that Knight Vander remains somewhat of a mystery, even after he and Dulcie team up. There is only light romance in this book, and while I often find myself wanting more romance, I think the amount of romance in this book works well, especially considering that this is the start of a series. The only thing I disliked about Dulcie is that she drives a yellow vehicle. I’m not a fan of yellow vehicles.The mystery itself was a standard one, in terms of straight mystery, but the added element of paranormal creatures made it more entertaining. Considering HP Mallory’s two series are so different from each other, yet still stay true to her writing style, says a lot about the strength of her writing abilities. It is easy to stick to a formula, but I do not think this is the case at all here.I was sucked into this book quite easily, and only put it down because I could no longer keep my eyes open. I did not even really think to figure out who might be behind it all, and for me to not do this means that I was utterly engrossed in the book, and unable to pull myself back; I was along for the ride. For me, this equals a successful book.Full review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/06/20/review-to-kill-a-warlock-by-hp-mallory/