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I have read 7 of the 8 Clovenhoof books (the 8th comes out in a month) and really liked them so I thought "while I wait for it I'll give this silly "girl" book a shot. Not what I thought at all. What I thought is this is gonna be all girl power and my daughter's favorite chorus "who runs the world; girls". It has a some girly stuff in it. This book is far from the estrogen fueled fluff that I thought. It was really good and I will read a sequel if there ever is one.
Some witches are good, others are bad, but if you want to be a great witch then take yourself of to the country and enrol on a 3 week course. That’s what Dee Finch, Caroline Black ,Sharon Jaye “Shazam” Madison, Norma Looney, Sabrina Holder-Eckford and Jenny Knott did. Coming along for the ride was Jizzimus Jenny’s imp and Kay a young girl who Jenny rescued. What started out as a bit of a farce, soon escalated into a battle of good v evil. As witches they all lived secretive lives and it took a while for the group to click. Throughout the story you get to learn about each one in detail and with their individual skills and quirkiness, you will have a favourite character. This story was fast flowing as there was always something going on. Whether it was a spell going completely wrong or the witches fighting for the power of good, making this a page turner. Throughout this book there is a lot of comedy and you will find yourself laughing out load, so it may be advisable to read this in the privacy of your own home. The main culprit for these scenes were Jizzimus, a very naughty imp that was owned by Jenny. Some of the things that he got up was hysterical and I kept wondering how Jenny could cope with his antics. Whilst I own other works by these authors, I have not got round to reading the yet, but I loved this book so much that I am moving them up my TBR pile. A funny fantasy book that will brighten up your day.
Well Heide Goody and Iain Grant have only gone and done it again with A Spell In The Country. I love their writing style, and once again they didn't disappoint.
This is a story of three very different witches thrown together in what they thought was going to be a free three week 'retreat' but turns out to be oh so much more, and it is absolutely hilarious. From all the different characters, including Jizzimus the imp and his inappropriate behaviour, to the general anarchic mayhem of witches fighting, this book is cleverly written and witty. There are some genuine laugh out loud moments, where Heide and Iain's comedy talent really shines through, and the mental image of the flying strimmer will live with me for a long time!
If you want a funny, engaging read that will make you smile, then this is definitely worth a try.
Recently having read a lot of books by these authors, this one really intrigued me. Very different from any of the others, so I gave it a try.
This book is just as dryly funny and slapstick for which I know these authors.
I usually write my reviews as I write. I did not with this one. It grabbed my interest and I had to keep reading with no time to write.
Hopefully, you've read the synopsis of the book. Because it is all of that and more.
Trying to find your way in the world is difficult. Even more difficult is doing it when you are very different from everyone you know. You are a witch, you're pretty sure, but without knowing other witches.
When the opportunity arises for several witches to learn how to be the best witch they could be next to a luxe spa-like environment, all eagerly agreed.
Broken into groups at the beginning of classes, the witches have to learn to get along. Do they? What if some of them get along better with members of the other group? What if some seem not to get along with anyone else. What if there is a wicked witch in their group? What if there are one or more wicked witch that doesn't know about?
Delving into the intrigues of all women in new situations, every female type is here. As for men? They are pretty much those who hang out with wicked witches.
Dee is a Good Witch but she wonders if she could be a better witch. She wonders if there’s more to life than Disney movie marathons, eating a whole box of chocolates for dinner and brewing up potions in her bathtub. So when she’s offered a chance to go on a personal development course in the English countryside, she packs her bags, says goodbye to the Shelter for Unloved Animals charity shop and sets a course for self-improvement.
Caroline isn’t just a Good Witch, she’s a fricking awesome witch. She likes to find the easy path through life: what her good looks can’t get for her, a few magic charms can. But she’s bored of being a waitress and needs something different in her life. So when a one night stand offers her a place on an all-expenses-paid residential course in a big old country house, she figures she’s got nothing to lose.
Jenny is a Wicked Witch. She just wishes she wasn’t. On her fifteenth birthday, she got her first wart, her own imp and a Celine Dion CD. She still has the imp. She also has a barely controllable urge to eat human children which is socially awkward to say the least and not made any easier when a teenager on the run turns to her for help. With gangsters and bent cops on their trail, Jenny needs to find a place outside the city where they can lay low for a while.
For very different reasons, three very different witches end up on the same training course and land in a whole lot of trouble when they discover that there’s a reason why their free country break sounds too good to be true. Foul-mouthed imps, wererats, naked gardeners, tree monsters, ghosts and stampeding donkeys abound in a tale about discovering your inner witch.
Clovenhoof (Clovenhoof Book 1) (Jul 26, 2012) Pigeonwings (Clovenhoof Book 2) (Aug 10, 2013) Godsquad (Clovenhoof Book 3) (Clovenhoof Book 3) (Apr 23, 2015) Hellzapoppin' (Clovenhoof Book 4) (Oct 1, 2015) Beelzebelle (Clovenhoof Book 5) (Apr 14, 2016) Clovenhoof & the Trump of Doom (Clovenhoof Book 6) (Dec 18, 2016)
Satan's Shorts (Clovenhoof, #3) Satan's Shorts is collection with the books listed below but there are others Clovenhoof goes to Night School. Patron Saint of Nothing At All. Clovenhoof and the Snowmen. Saint Nicholas and the Krampus. Detritus at the Church Fete. Clovenhoof and the Spiders. A Cat in Hell's Chance. The Non-Specific Prayer Assessment Unit. The Hoof. Clovenhoof's Shed
Oddjobs Oddjobs 2: This time it's Personnel
Disenchanted A Spell in the Country The Million Dollar Dress
I must confess this is my first read for these authors; however their reputation preceded them and so I was really excited to read A Spell in the Country!
OMG, I couldn’t put this book down! This is such a fun, crazy and entertaining read! I always enjoy a ‘witchy’ read and so the blurb really drew me in; I wasn’t disappointed. I’m not going to regurgitate the blurb...you can read that for yourself but rest assured you’re in for a rip roaring roller coaster ride of belly laughs and craziness! Five witchy stars from purplebookstand!
I have read several books by this author duo and absolutely loved them all! I loved this one too. In parts, it is laugh out loud funny. It's just amazing. The twists and turns - some of them were shocking! It has a great cast of characters including foul-mouthed, lewd imps, "good" witches, "freaking awesome" witches, a psychic guru type in tune with the universe, very "wicked" witches, a "wicked" witch trying to be a "good" witch, bad guys, ghosts, and an assortment of insects and animals. I'm going to read it again! I like to see more books about these witches in the future Just read this book. Enjoy the silliness, the comradery, the witch battles, the imps, the seeming coincidences, and more!
Not for people who are annoyed by strong sexual references and jokes. The imp is definately the person at this party to make you accidentally blow your drink up your nose with his unexpected funny commentary. As an 'evil' witch, Jenny (our formost main character), has the required imp companion who does his best (or worst, as the occasion demands) to suggest fun evil activities to his witch who doesn't really have much of a taste for evil. Much of the plot circles around this concept and what really is a 'good witch' and, as there aren't any other evil witches at the seminar, who could be the culprit?
Do you like laughing? Enjoy witnessing people overcoming their literal personal demons/imp? Are you looking for some new insults to add to your repertoire? If the answer to any of the above is yes then I definitely recommend A Spell in the Country! Another hilarious book from the writing duo of Heide Goody and Iain Grant.
I loved Jenny and her outrageously naughty imp Jizzimus! Their attempts to keep Jenny's wicked witch tendencies a secret were ingenious. This book is essentially a comedy but there are some dark moments as well with some truly terrifying demons!
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2018
Funny, Clever and incredibly addictive! This fantastic story draws you in from the very beginning and introduces you to some very unique and creative characters. It addresses your preconceived ideas of people and is a great lesson in not judging people by what you hear or read. It's incredibly well written with great pace and there are plenty of laugh out loud-try not to spit your coffee on people moments. I'd thoroughly recommend this