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Subject: Elemental Witches by Anya Bast
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 5:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2005
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Anyone have any comments on this series? I'm lookin\g for a good option to curl up with and read while the rest of my house is obsessed with football?  Are the "okay", "addictive", what?

Date Posted: 9/3/2011 7:31 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2007
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They're pretty good, not great. My feeling is that the plots are good and the world is interesting, but sentence by sentence I don't adore her writing (but I'm a professional editor, so I'm especially picky about that). There's a fairly interesting story arc across the books that I do want to see the development of, though - in fact I wish she'd get on with it (she's been onto a couple of other series just lately instead, it seems like). So they are definitely holding my interest despite my criticism!

Rebecca B.

Date Posted: 9/5/2011 6:15 PM ET
Member Since: 2/16/2010
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Loved them. They are all on my keeper shelf. Not to thrilled with  the fey series she started though.I think Wicked Enchantment was the first and I was not real impressed.

Date Posted: 9/6/2011 6:10 PM ET
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I thought the first one was okay.  I just wasn't motivated to read the others, though, so I traded them away. 

Date Posted: 9/10/2011 10:26 PM ET
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The first one was ok, but just ok. However,  I couldn't even finish the second one. I can't quite remember what it was i didn't like though. That was a while back.



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Date Posted: 11/20/2011 5:00 PM ET
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I finally got around to reading these and I think I'm in the "okay, not great" category.  I really like the premise, but I find myself getting impatient and actually skipping pages/sections just to get on with the overall story.

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 6:10 PM ET
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Not a series I'm that eager to read.  I tried the first one and it didn't hold my attention much.  I ended up with the others but ended up posting them.  Oddly I still wishlist them when a new one is published but it takes alot to get me to pick it up and actually read it. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 12:52 AM ET
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I enjoyed the first one more than others I guess but have not read the other 3. I have them and will probably read them eventually.