Not Just Voodoo by Rebecca Hamilton

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Publisher/Year:ย 2017
Format:ย E-book
Pages:ย 487
Rating:ย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
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Summary (from Goodreads)

To celebrate the release ofย Something Like Voodoo byย New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton, we’ve put together this paranormal fantasy collection of short stories that include works from some of her favorite authors!

Most of the stories in this specially curated collection are brand new, exclusive content–never before distributed anywhere else and yours for the taking!

If you’re in the mood for unique magic and familiar creatures, this anthology is sure to add spark to your day!

WHAT’S INSIDE:

Margo Bond Collins – Major Arcana
When a teenage fortune teller in a traveling carnival meets up with an attractive townie, she finds new magic in her tarot cards.

Erin Hayes – I Wish I Weren’t A Djinni
A djinni who is summoned by a young man has the power to grant any of his wishes, he simply has to believe her enough to ask.

Aileen Harkwood – Splintered Magic
Though Saige McMullins may feel like nothing more than a half-witch freak, when evil with a nasty appetite threatens the beach town of Lost Cliff, she knows she’s the only one who can stop it.

L. C. Hibbett – Wicked Witch
Destiny isn’t a good witch. She lies, she cheats, and she dances on the dead. But Destiny has a secret that might just change everything…

Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers – Journal of Abigail DiAngelo
As a hunter in training and high school student, Abigail DiAngelo would much rather live a normal life than fight monsters with her father, but when an unexpected chance for change arises, it’s up to her to take charge…

Katerina Martinez – The Witch and the Thief
When Nicole Harriman receives an urgent prophetic vision, it’s up to her to protect what is hers.

K. N. Lee – Awakened
A young witch betrays her darkest secret and risks her crown, life, and soul for the love of a human.

Nicole Zoltack – Gavin’s Gamble
Gavin thinks nothing can be worse than having a witch hunter for a father until he experiences possibly magical phenomena…

Debbie Cassidy – Deadtown
A pocket of crazy, a town hostage to magic, and a mysterious warlock boss equal a recipe for disaster.

Alicia Rades – Visions Among Frost
Crystal Frost can see ghosts and predict the future, but when her friends pull out a Ouija board at their sleepover, it’s up to her to clean up their mess.

Monica Corwin – The Dying of the Light
When Charity dies on the first day of her new job, she rallies with the help of her new reaper partner, and her eight remaining souls, to take down the criminals responsible.

Jasmine Walt – Tested by Magic
Shifter and bounty hunter Sunaya Baine would much rather chase after hardened criminals, but when a child goes missing in her magical city, she’ll stop at nothing to find her before she falls prey to the real things that go bump in the night.

Thea Atkinson – Reaper’s Redemption
A grim reaper’s next fare might be her last.

Rebecca Hamilton – Leaves Like Magic
A young witch joins forces with a shapeshifting ally in a race against the clock to save her best friend from vampires.

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What I thought

I’m going to intentionally keep this short. I don’t want to review each story, but I did keep track of what I’d rate each of them, which I’ll list later. As a whole, I liked this collection, hence the 3 stars. While I really liked some of the stories (4 stars), there were quite a few that I simply liked (3 stars) or thought of as just okay (2 stars). I admit that I didn’t find this to be the strongest anthology, and even though it took me a million years to read, I didn’t have a bad time reading this one. Actually one of the things I enjoyed most was just trying out new-to-me authors. I do think this collection would be more accurately named as a “sampler” because most of the stories were prequels. Overall, while this might not have been an all-time favorite for me, I am glad to be walking away with some new authors that I want to check out!

“Major Arcana” by Margo Bond Collinsย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“I Wish I Weren’t a Djinni” by Erin Hayesย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Splintered Magic” by Aileen Harkwoodย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Wicked Witch” by L. C. Hibbettย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Journal of Abigail DiAngelo” by Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiersย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“The Witch and the Thief” by Katerina Martinezย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Awakened” by K. N. Leeย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Gavin’s Gamble” by Nicole Zoltackย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Deadtown” by Debbie Cassidyย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Visions Among Frost” by Alicia Radesย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“The Dying of the Light” by Monica Corwinย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Tested by Magic” by Jasmine Waltย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Reaper’s Redemption” by Thea Atkinsonย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ
“Leaves Like Magic” by Rebecca Hamiltonย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ