TWW’s Book Review: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory

Since I recently decided I was interested in the paranormal (romance that is!) genre, I found some interesting authors that have captured my attention. With this in mind, I decided to dive into a few other authors to see if I could take this interest a little further.
Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches and warlocks. Ummm…not sure if this one was really my cup of tea. I don’t mind the witches part, but I can’t really get into the other stuff. I think it’s because of the force feeding of the Twilight Series via movies. (Note: I am probably the only one in the country who has not read these books nor seen the movies. Not that I don’t want to…but I am not sure I am interested.)
The main character Jolie, seemed a bit, well, she was see-through and trite. The two male characters Rand and Trent, well who didn’t see those two coming? Almost predictable. I spent the first half of the book wondering why I was even reading it. However, I wanted to give it a chance to see where it was going to go. Unfortunately, it didn’t go anywhere for me. I was really disappointed since I had heard great things about the author H.P. Mallory. 
Other problems: 
1. Sexual tension between the characters: it was awkward and at best, high schoolish.  
2. The antagonist, Bella was too extreme vs. Jolie who was insipid in so many ways.
3. Jolie’s mom, barely a character, was made to seem stupid and oblivious to who Jolie really was and Christa, well she seemed shallow and vapid. Perhaps that’s why she fit so well with Jolie.
Overall, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory is a huge disappointment (except for the cover which looked pretty cool.) Don’t even want to read the rest of the series. Rating:

 

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