by Debbie Cassidy
Series: The Witch Blood Chronicles #3
Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Length: 5 hours and 58 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 4.5 cups
Something is here. Something otherworldly, something alien, and its intentions are far from amicable.
Families are going missing in the city, and investigative operative Carmella Hunter has been tasked to find them. With the public eye on her every move, Carmella must work against a ticking clock to locate the missing humans. When the evidence begins to point to an entirely alien and sinister plot, the government agency Carmella works for is forced to change strategy. Now, Carmella and her friends must go undercover in the hopes of becoming the next victims. But will the kidnapper take the bait? And if he does, will Carmella and her friends make it out alive?
Embracing Magick by Debbie Cassidy is the third book in the Witch Blood Chronicles. Narrated by Zehra Jane Naqvi, Carmella faces down danger, love and more. Oh boy, this was an engaging tale offering more insight into our heroine and ending on a major cliffhanger. Thank goodness the next audio is queued up!
Caffeinated thoughts about Embracing Magick
- Carmella is continuing her work as an IPEU officer and finds herself on one of it’s most significant cases. Entire families are just disappearing. As they investigate Carmella and the others realize there is a potential threat to all of humankind. This thread was intense and had us once again entering the world of the djinn.
- Cassidy outdid herself with twists, suspense, and djinn court scenes. Poor Carmella is tested. I adore (except when it comes to romance) this snarky, smart, and witchy Asura.
- Training with Vritra continues, and suddenly I want to hit the gym and wrestle. Like Carmella, he can shift to a dragon, but instead of being half witch like her, he is a demigod. The two have a little attraction thing going. It’s sexy, filled with tension and complicated thanks to the Asura side of Carmella. I was excited about this possible romance, but the djinn whose committed to marrying another (Royal connection and alliances) has come sniffing around offering Carmella an arrangement. She does make a decision, and I admired her for it, I just don’t trust her. She waivers and has self-doubt. I seriously wanted to kick Carmella or at least shake her.
- Secondary characters enjoy more page time in Embracing Magick. Marina, Aaron, Honey, and Urvashi are all colorful and developed. Their side stories and involvement added depth to the overall series and world.
- We get updates on ongoing series arcs and even get a brief encounter with Carmella’s biological mother. Garnet and the High Witch Elora offer up more information about Carmella’s binding. I for one am eager to learn more. Cameos, updates and little side-threads fleshed out the story.
- Cassidy continues to flesh out the world offering up tidbits I thoroughly enjoyed.
- Remember that possible threat to humanity? The only way to stop it might kill Carmella, and better yet we are left with a HUGE, you have got to be kidding me CLIFFHANGER!
- Zehra Jane Naqvi continues to narrate the series and does a fantastic job with the character voices, emotions as she enhances the suspense and tone of the storyline. She has become the voice of Carmella Hunter.
Fans of Urban Fantasy will love the vibrant, captivating world Cassidy has created. Because of ongoing series arcs and character growth, I recommend that the Witch Blood Chronicles be read/listened to in or order of their release.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
oh another UF series I should try! This is always the place to get the best scoop on UF! 🙂 AND I’m craving witches! 🙂
It’s only a 4 book series. So it’s easy to devour.
You know me, I have to start a series in order. I have being lost in a book. It’s a pet peeve really. This sounds like a great book especially if it makes you want to hit the gym. Which is something I need to do again. Great review as usual. That is why I have to read your reviews.
I am ok with romance companion novels and jumping in, but UF and Paranormal with an overall arc..nope I need to begin at book one. This is only a four book series, so not bad.
I’m not familiar with this series, but it does sound like something I would enjoy. Great review.
It is 4 books, Melanie and each audio is under 6 hours. I think you’d love these.
Jenea’s Bok Obsession
This sounds really good and a series that I think I need to check in to now too.
I hope you do 🙂
Is that YA? I have not. Was it good?
I’ll be looking for this series at the local, used bookstore. I’m so curious as I like the covers and boy do I like witches. Have you read The Black Witch?
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
Oh no! Cliffhanger? I guess if the next book is already out it won’t be too bad.
Yes, the ebooks are all out and the audio series finishes up this month. I devoured the final book. This was a good series, Tanya.
Sounds good to me 🙂 Must take a look at gbook 1
LOL, I am on your website now.
This sounds delish. Can’t wait. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
I hope you enjoy them, Anna!
Fran @ Mind Reader 2.0
Although I know they are extremely frustrating—especially if executed correctly—this kind of cliffhangers are the best. They make you feel on hype and your emotions are all over the place. Thanks for sharing this, Kimberly!
I completely agree with you Fran but was also glad I had the next one in hand.
LOL, sometimes I get energized to jump into something like the gym after really getting into a book, but it fades and I stick with my low impact walks. LOL.
Oh, that wishy washy with the romance part would annoy me, but at least everything else about the book sounds fabulous. Eek, cliffhanger.
Bwahahaha…no he was smexy and I wanted to spar with him.
I love UF and I haven’t tried this series and as it looks good I think I should try!
I just finished the series (4-books) and it was good 🙂
Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Wonderful review. I’ve got this first book on my TBR. One day I’ll try it out. This really does sound like something I would like. ^_^
Yay. I hope you enjoy them. At only 4 books this is an easy series to devour.
4’s not bad it’s a good start and I’ve seen a few different reviews around on the books and they all make me want to pick it up. One day!! As you know so many books to read ^_^.
well since I’m a fan of the genre I’m doing what you suggested. It’s on the list 🙂
It’s fun series only 4 books. Each audio is under 6 hours too.
Sounds very interesting and I would definitely read the series in order. Great review and thanks for sharing!
Yes, I find that to be true with most UF and Paranormal books
Love how this sounds. Unique and interesting. No to the cliffhanger. It will s good you have the next book ready and waiting.
Hahaha, thankfully the next audio was already in my pile.
I’ll check this one either in eBook or paperback, I personally like when a book in a series ends on a major cliffhanger, it just makes me want to grab the next one even more! I know, I’m some sort of a masochist, aren’t I? 😛
I have a love-hate relationship with them, Silvia.