by Annette Marie
Series: The Guild Codex: Spellbound #6
Length: 9 hours and 15 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x
I've said it before, but sometimes I'm a bad person. I cheated on my twelfth grade math final, I've run countless yellow lights, and I gossip about how hot my kickass best friends are. (Good thing my job as a guild bartender doesn't require moral perfection.)
But there's bad, and then there's bad. And I'm not sure which applies to a certain dark druid/wanted criminal/reluctant friend of mine. His transgressions include black-magic dealings, kidnapping, and murder, and he's about to add "revenge-fueled killing spree" to his resume—if I don't stop him.
Should I stop him?
He and his nemesis are gearing up to tear each other apart, rogues and vultures are converging with their sights on the spoils, and the guilds that would normally stomp them into the ground are under attack. We're on the brink of an all-out criminal turf war, and my time to decide is almost up.
Who's the real bad guy ... and do I dare stand in his way?
Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie is sixth in the Spellbound series and part of the Guild Codex world. Dark, intense and enlightening, Marie pushes Tori to the limits as she tries to save those she cares about.
Druids, demons, summoners, witches and more await you in this action-packed, character driven urban fantasy series. Our protagonist is a student, a bartender, and a witch. (well not really a witch, but don’t tell the Guild). Tori is a member of the Crow and Hammer, and she is desperately trying to figure out ways to help Ezra. Ezra is bound to a demon and doesn’t have much time left. She seeks out Robin (A summoner and the protagonist of the Demonized series) but neither trusts the other and gads I wish they would.
In the meantime Zak, aka the Ghost, is in trouble. Tori enlists her friends to help save him. What follows ripped my heart out, made me scream and kept me on edge. Tori is kickass and loyal to a fault so it was painful to see her struggle, but gads the girl is clever.
If you are looking for a fresh, addictive urban fantasy, I cannot recommend these enough. Of course, as with most UF, listened to them in the order of their release. While this installment was darker in tone, Marie still allowed for humor, tender moments, and character growth.
Cris Dukeheart is the voice of the series and these characters. She does such a stellar job of capturing their emotions and the tone of the moment. I cannot imagine not listening to this series.
While threads wrapped up, this ended on a note that left me wishing I had the next installment in my hands.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
Sounds fun and intense.
Debbie S Haupt
Great review thanks Kim it looks like a lot of supernatural folks in this series.
i love a lot of action and could use a shot of vodka right about now. lol
Happy that you were able to enjoy another volume in this series so much! It sounds like it truly has everything an urban fantasy lover could possibly dream of 🙂
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Great review. Got this series on my TBR.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I love books that do a good job balancing wrapping everything up and keeping you wanting more. This series sounds like lots of fun and definitely a series I need to pick up!
Anne - Books of My Heart
Excellent review! This one had some real emotional agony. I couldn’t wait for more Zak. Now ?? I do wish Tori and Robin would work together soon. That’s going to be wild.
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
Oh how I wanted to scream at the ending! I can’t wait for the next one, although I think part of my frustration will not be there. Tori and Robin really need to work together, I feel like they are needing the same information.
I love it when a book can evoke some emotion from me. This sounds great.
I started this and then I put it down because I wanted to wait until the last two were out so I could read them all together. I can’t believe in two more books this series will be done. It’s been so much fun!
I need to read this one, it’s the only one I haven’t tried yet
misunderstandings are what makes the stories so interesting, gripping and fun. Because.. conflict. Can’t say I wish things are different