Halfway Bitten

Halfway Bitten

by Mr Terry F Maggert Jr

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ISBN-13: 9781523298204
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2016
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books.

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Halfway Bitten 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
I have the chance to get immersed in Carlie's world again of magic, mystery and more. I had a heck of a great time visiting with Carlie. With that said of course came Gran. She was still wise and knowing. We get some Wulric. Lots of mystery. And more characters to know. There are clowns, vamps, dead bodies, with one heck of a mystery surrounding them. Carlie was still my girl. She was full of compassion and anger. She felt so much and did what she could. She knew that this new day was going to be a big one. She could feel it. I love things from Carlie POV. It makes for a deeper immersion in to what she thinks and feels. I think this was why I was able to connect so much with her. I love her character. Narration, Erin Spencer, for me was a key factor in my enjoyment of this audio book. As I have stated before, in this series, Erin brings Carlie to life an makes her presence known. I could feel Carlie come to life though this narration. She gave Carlie life with her inflections, tone, moderation. I believe that she interpreted this character very well. I find Erin to be a perfect fit.
InvestedIvana More than 1 year ago
Halfway Bitten is another beautiful book by Terry Maggert. As in the first installment, Halfway Dead, the writing is lyrical and the characters are wonderful. Maggert must believe, like many other folks, that the circus is as creepy as it is fascinating. Plus, there's clowns. In this novel, the circus is a front for a group of travelling vampires who are terrorizing all other vampires in Eastern North America and Canada. The right to survive becomes a competition; and Carley, Gran, and Wulfric get caught up in it. I absolutely love the introduction of ghosts in this novel. Ghosts of the towns previous witches live on in "spirit." They are able to assist, teach, mentor, or just socialize with living witches as long as their spirits are in tact. Once again, the audiobook version is superb. Erin Spencer perfectly captures Carly's and Gran's beautiful natures and the author's lyrical writing.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
This novel is the second in the ‘Halfway Witchy’ series by American novelist Terry Maggert. It is written in the first person and we see the action through the eyes of Carlie the main protagonist. It is set in the small fictitious mountain town of Halfway where reality and fantasy collide and which Carlie describes as her ‘cradle and keeper’. The cover has a striking design which I think will stand out from a crowded page, vying for the attention of the casual browser. As a character, Carlie has a lot of depth and there is a distinct contrast between the normality of her daily life and her supernatural skills; one minute she is cooking food in the diner and the next, using her witchcraft skills to cast powerful spells. I struggled a little at the beginning to reconcile these diverse concepts but the discovery of the first body pricked my interest. New characters are introduced gradually which avoids confusion and the need to reread sections. Over time, we encounter shape-shifters and necromancers, clowns and ghosts as well as forest dwellers and a plethora of vampires, as supporting cast. Wulfric, Carlie’s partner is part of the tale from the beginning but we do not meet him immediately, though we are introduced to Carlie’s nemesis, Anna and her brother Alex. The action moves along at a consistent pace with the plot building nicely and the fertile imagination of the author allows Carlie to explore and expand her abilities as a witch, under the tutelage of Gran. There is a degree of irony with Carlie’s compact stature causing her to be self-deprecating on more than one occasion. There is also direct humour and an effective use of similes to help build the scenes. This is very much an escapist story incorporating a murder mystery as a backdrop with the main theme being good fighting evil, albeit through unorthodox methods. I have not read ‘Halfway Dead’ the first book in this series but ‘Halfway Bitten’ is equal to the task of standing alone as a complete story. If you enjoy suspending reality and escaping into the world of the paranormal, then I recommend this book. It is intuitively written with attention to detail and has a tight structure, although the basic premise of vampires feeding on human blood in all corners of the earth is arguably pushing the boundaries. Nevertheless, Terry Maggert is a skillful author who has delivered a gripping story. I was planning an award of four-and-a-half stars but the strong climax had me racing through the pages and elevated my score to a maximum five.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Waffles, witchcraft, and a tsunami of magical warfare, and Carlie is stuck in the middle when hell is unleashed in Halfway. Terry Maggert’s Halfway Bitten is filled with magic, mystery and mayhem, so hang on tight as Carlie rushes in to save the day, and quite possibly her heart. After skillfully setting the stage in book one, Terry Maggert plunges us directly into the fray when a body washes up on the shore and brings mystery in its wake. Vampires, werepanthers, ghosts and clowns? Hey the circus has come to town and unlike the Greatest Show on Earth, it is the Deadliest Show in Halfway. Our Carlie is still full of snark, attitude and makes for one rocking heroine as she and Gran face off against evil. What of Wulfric? What has happened to him? Has he gone feral? Is he lost to Carlie forever? Never underestimate the power of a witch in love and certainly never underestimate Carlie when her town, her people are threatened. Certainly fast-paced, wickedly twisted and full of surprises, Terry Maggert has created a heroine who is well-rounded, grounded and, come on, she makes great waffles. A fun read that flows along quickly to an ending that is priceless. I received this copy from Terry Maggert in exchange for my honest review.