Generally speaking, I don t gravitate towards witchy books but this one had a couple of things going for it before I even started the description sounds awesome and I already knew I d enjoy this because it s written by Jeri Westerson If you ask me, Ms Westerson is one of those authors who is way under recognized and I ve been happy with everything by her I ve ever read.
When Kylie finds that book, she does what anybody would do, she opens it What follows a coven of witches, a possible demon, murder and a bit of romance turn this find into something quite out of the ordinary but Kylie keeps her cool, for the most part, and her interactions with Erasmus are often laugh out loud funny Even the name of the town, Moody Bog, draws This was a fantastic paranormal romance Kylie is a fantastic lead, and I loved her snarky attitude Her relationship with Erasmus is interesting and what will happen with the sheriff What is Kylie s family s history I look forward to getting to know the other characters as well I found this book to be one of the best in this genre.
Kylie Strange, after breaking up with her boyfriend, moves from California to the village of Moody Bog, Maine, to open up a tea and herb shop After finding a mysterious book with occult powers hidden in a wall in her shop, she soon becomes involved with a friendly Wiccan coven, a helpful demon named Erasmus Strange, the local sheriff, and a biker gang that has its own demon.
I thoroughly enjoyed this supernatural fantasy It s very well written, with some laugh out loud moments, some scary encounters with a succubus and an incubus, a bit of romance, and a cast of colorful, well portrayed characters that were fun to read about.
Highly recommended, and I ll be reading the next book in the series very soon.
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyI was pretty consistently amused by everything in Booke of the Hidden which is one of my favorite feelings to have while reading From the absolutely ridiculous plot, quirky small town characters, to the kind of random and weird but working for me romance between Kylie and Erasmus I love books where the main character just randomly stumbles into a world and has to figure everything out before some doom befalls them or the world This book is basically your classic example of that with an intriguingly mysterious book wrapped in a dark history and a burgeoning romance.
I loved Kylie right off the bat She owns a tea shop my favorite kind of shop and is just trying to get start I m always in the mood for a fantastic Urban Fantasy, there s something about that mix of magic, adventure and romance in a, normally, somewhat familiar setting that I love However, it has been a while since I have found anything new that s whetted by appetite, so I decided to go all Indiana Jones and explore and in the wilds of NetGalley I came across Booke of the Hidden Unfortunately, it wasn t quite the treasure that I was hoping for When I read UF I like something to be a little gritty, I want the heroine to have depth, strength even if she doesn t know it and intelligence I want the love interest to dothan decorate the book with his gorgeous abs and massive biceps And lastly I want an interesting story set in world that is well thought out and full of potential Unless it is a superb 5 star book you don t always get these things all at once especially on book 1 of a series, but yo
I received a free copy via NetGalley I was torn about how to rate this book for a while It was a tie between 4 and 5 stars and I settled for 5 because I liked some aspects a lot and I m already looking forward to possible future books in the series Booke of the Hidden had a bumpy start and I wasn t sure if I would like it for maybe the first 50 pages Overused tropes and cringe worthy dialogue made me anxious but it turned out to be an awesome read that I would recommend to fans of urban fantasy.
The story is set in the small Maine town of Moody Bog one of those places where people can track their families back for generations It s a small town community that promises the calm, fresh start Kylie is looking for After leaving her Californian life behind she just wants to look forward and focus on the opening of her very own tea an ï Booke of the Hidden ☆ Kylie Strange is the heart of Booke of the Hidden How could she not be It is after all her fault for accidently causing all this mayhem by taking down that blasted wall, finding the BOOKE, then opening said book as I now call the book of Hell that not only released a succubus but a demon Lets face it since opening the BOOKE her life has gone to hell But at least she has an attractive demon helping her, right It seems Kylie isn t 100% sure about Erasmus Darkwhat she does know is that he s tall, dark pun intended and handsome and seems to be the silent type How is Kylie supposed to figure what to do if he doesn t answer any of her questions Needless to say it is frustrating, luckily for Kylie her new friends of Moody Bog 3.
5 StarsI haven t read a good Paranormal Urban Fantasy story in a while and with Halloween around the corner I was looking for something to satisfy my craving for a spooky read Booke of the Hidden sounded exactly the type of read I was looking for I really liked the setting, it was atmospheric and creepy, and just perfect for this time of year I also found the premise of the book very interesting Kylie moves away from her annoying ex to a small town in Maine and opens a herb tea shop While renovating the shop she finds an old book hidden in the wall When she opens the book she unknowingly unleashes demons and other vile creatures that were trapped in the book It s now up to her to capture and send them back She gets some help from Erasmus, a demon attached to the Booke and Wiccans, the local coven Booke of the Hidden is full of action, interesting characters, and
5 5 stars The Booke of the Hidden is the first book in a new series by the same name, by Jeri Westerson I really, really enjoyed this supernatural urban fantasy read It follows our main character Kylie, as she moves across the country to a town in Maine, where she opens up her own Herb Tea shop There she finds a book hidden in the wall, called the Booke of the Hidden From there, she is swept up in a crazy whirlwind demon hunting adventure that reminded me of part Buffy the Vampire Slayer and part Supernatural I cannot wait to readabout this series.
Kylie is a feisty main heroine She has no problem standing up for herself, which I loved about her Even when she first meets the mysterious Mr Dark, she doesn t mind putting him in his place I loved that Kylie was immediately embraced into this quirky small town It is al A Relationship Gone Bad In California, Kylie Strange Moves To Rural Maine For A Fresh Start But She Gets Than She Bargained For When She Finds A Supernatural Book Bricked Into The Wall Of Her New Tea Shop, Strange Herbs And Teas As Soon As She Opens The Booke of the Hidden, The Quiet Town Of Moody Bog Suddenly Becomes A Lot Interesting First The Mysterious And Handsome Erasmus Dark Shows Up Unannounced, Claiming To Be A Demon And Warning Kylie Download Epub Format Ì Booke of the Hidden PDF by ñ Jeri Westerson Of Untold Destruction She Waves Him Off, Until A Museum Proprietor Turns Up Dead, And The Sheriff Targets Kylie As A Suspect With The Help Of Erasmus And A Ragtag Group Of Local Wiccans, Kylie Unravels The Booke S Secrets, And They Begin To Believe The Culprit Is Someone Or Something Much Sinister Than A Run Of The Mill Human Murderer Award Winning Author Jeri Westerson Crafts A Tale Of Magic, Murder, And Romance, Drawing Us Into The Mystical World That Surrounds Strange Herbs And Teas