Review ~ Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie @annettemmarie @TantorAudio

Posted March 21, 2019 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie @annettemmarie @TantorAudioTwo Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 8 hrs 9 mins
Series: Guild Codex #3
Published by Tantor Audio on February 28, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 281
4 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar—at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.

I'm not a badass mage like my three smokin' hot best friends. I'm not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I'm just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.

So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord?

Somewhere behind me, my three mage friends are battling for their lives. Somewhere near my feet is the rogue witch I just knocked out with a stolen spell. And I have about five seconds to convince this very angry sea god not to shmoosh me like a bug.

I'm pretty sure this wasn't part of the job description.

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Two Witches and a Whiskey is book three in Annette Marie’s Guild Codex: Spellbound series. Tori is still working in the mythic world as bartender at the Crow and Hammer Guild. However, the Guild is being investigated by MPD after the actions of Tori, Aaron, Ezra & Kai from the last book. They are extremely interested in who the red haired girl is that was helping. Their presence and questions cause Tori to go into hiding.

I felt like Tori was finally getting hit with the realization that I was expecting her to. She is not a mythic. That realization has her kind of down and questioning her position in their world. I figured that eventually that would get to Tori. I know it would bother me living in a world where everyone had magic but me. However, Tori gets a couple of visitors that bring her back into the mythic world. She ends up bringing the Guild into a job which of course she takes part in and ends up in trouble.

It was great to see the Ghost played a fairly good sized part in the story. I really enjoyed him in Dark Arts and a Daiquiri and actually was setting him up in my mind as a love interest for Tori. Like I said before, even though this is an UF, I still try to create some sort of romance in my head. I was disappointed on this front, but that is not the book’s fault, that is my addiction to an HEA.

I was really pleased with how everything came together. We are treated to a very intense conflict near the end which leaves us fretting for Tori’s life. I was kind of surprised, but happily by the end. Some of Tori’s issues were kind of a foreshadowing of what was to come for her, but it was good to see how it played out and everyone’s roles in it.

Two Witches and a Whiskey was an enjoyable listen and I’m excited to see what is next in store for the Crow and Hammer Guild and Tori. The narration with Cris Dukehart was great, as usual. The narrator really had a great voice for these characters. You can hear the emotions Tori goes through as well as her age. I will say I sometimes had trouble telling the difference between Aaron and Kai but that was minor. Definitely recommend the audio format for this series!

About Annette Marie

Annette Marie is the author of YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced urban fantasy, bold heroines, and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She proudly admits she has a thing for dragons, and her editor has politely inquired as to whether she intends to include them in every single book.

Annette lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad). She shares her life with her remarkably patient, comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2019 Audiobook Challenge
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