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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Book Review: Moonlight & Magic (Betwixt & Between Book 4) by Darynda Jones

Moonlight & Magic (Betwixt & Between Book 4)
by Darynda Jones
Oct 24, 2022
Pages: 182
Forty-something Annette Osmund always knew she was psychic. She’s not, but that didn’t stop her from giving those non-existent abilities her all. What she is, however, is a very powerful witch who has just inherited magics she never dreamed possible.

Starting over in a new town with her BFF has been an adventure. Her BFF’s status as a powerful type of witch called a charmling has kept Annette busy. But while Defiance, a seeker, is still learning to use her magics, Annette is taken over by powers of her own. Turns out, her being besties with Defiance was not an accident. They were drawn to each other even before their powers emerged. But how did this even happen?

Fortunately, there’s one way to find out. She confronts her mother, because the only way she could be a charmling is to inherit the power, and her father, while a wonderful man, is hardly a magical being. But there is someone else who wants to know where she got her powers from as well: a delicious entity who’s following her every move. When a dangerous organization threatens everything she loves, she can either use her magics to vanquish the entity from her life, or she can learn to work with him, but working together could cost her the one thing she’s kept safe for years: her heart.

Annette has always said she was psychic and when she comes into her powers and finds out, she’s a very powerful witch she is shocked and excited. Defiance, Annette’s best friend is a seeker and when the two of them moved to Salem, Massachusetts things have been hopping. Annette never dreamed that she would get powers too and then her and Defiance were drawn to each other because of the powers that would emerge someday.

Annette needs answers so she heads to Arizona to confront her mother who she has never had a good relationship with, but answers are answers. A very handsome warlock has started showing up everywhere Annette goes, and she must make a decision; vanquish him or allow him to help her to keep those she loves safe. Even though Annette travels to Arizona by herself, she knows she still has her friends to help her even if it is just by phone. If she can survive her mother, cousin, and her mother’s new man then she can be in and out of Arizona with all the answers she needs.

This is one of the shorter stories in the series and I felt that more was needed. Don’t get me wrong the story is still good and I will continue to read the series, just wanted more.

Getting 4 sheep

Denise B

About the Author:

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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