Review ~ Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie @TantorAudio

Posted April 2, 2020 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie @TantorAudioDruid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 9 hrs 15 mins
Published by Dark Owl Fantasy Inc, Tantor Audio on January 3, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 338
5 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.

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?

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I don’t even know how to put into words how blown away I was with this installment. So many things not going the way I expected! I was a fan of a particular druid, and actually hoped something would happen between him and Tori at one point. Well, until I got on board with the whole Tori and Ezra thing. I still liked him though. But wow, things totally went wrong there.

SO many things went wrong here. I feel like I was left hanging on everything I thought was set in stone in this series. The book was exciting with the gang trying to deal with a returning criminal. We also have to deal with a bounty hunter who may know more secrets than he should. Unfortunately all this is happening when Tori is on the countdown to try and help Ezra. It is a high speed, adrenaline filled listen until you reach the dreaded ending.

What a freaking ending! I don’t know where to go from here. I was left with so many questions! What is the Crow and Hammer going to do from here?! What is Tori going to do? And so on and so on. If you haven’t picked up this series yet, I really urge you to. It has continued to improve with each installment.

Cris Dukehart does an awesome job, as usual. I love her voices for these characters and she really keeps pace with the storyline. The narration helps keep the adrenaline pumping. Definitely a great listen!

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.

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