Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins Series #3)

Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins Series #3)

by H. P. Mallory
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Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins Series #3) by H. P. Mallory

From H. P. Mallory—the exciting author of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble—comes her new paranormal romance featuring the sassy, self-deprecating witch Jolie Wilkins.
Jolie thinks she’s seen it all, but life continues to spring surprises. The latest shocker? She’s just been crowned Queen of the Underworld. Jolie may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn’t know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures. She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin.

First there’s sexy warlock Rand, the love of her life, from whom Jolie is hiding a devastating secret. Then there’s Sinjin, a darkly seductive vampire and Jolie’s sworn protector—though others suspect he harbors ulterior motives. As the two polar opposite yet magnetic men vie for Jolie’s affection, she must keep her wits about her to balance affairs of state and affairs of her heart. Overwhelmed, under pressure, and longing for love, Jolie decides it’s time to take charge—and show everyone that this queen won’t take jack.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345531452
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Jolie Wilkins Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 578,710
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

H. P. Mallory is the author of the Jolie Wilkins series as well as the Dulcie O’Neil series. She began her writing career as a self-published author and after reaching a tremendous amount of success, decided to become a traditionally published author and hasn’t looked back since. H. P. Mallory lives in Southern California with her husband and son, where she is at work on her next book.

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Witchful Thinking 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 427 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all the Dulcie O'Neal and Jolie Wilkins books and love all of them. This one is disappointing. I'm almost halfway through "Witchful Thinking" and many pages are taken word for word from the previous books. There is minimal plot; the cat and mouse game is still continuing with Rand and Jolie. Halfway through and I'm forcing myself to read to the conclusion. I'm dissatisfied and disappointed and doubt there's going to be another HP Mallory book in my library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Jolie but this book just drags! I'm so sick of the Ross and Rachel situation between her and rand! Her own lack of confidence ruined it for them over and over again, and then she just whined about him not loving her! I got so frustrated I had to force myself to finish. Not to mention if you have read the other books, it gets sooooo boring because HP Mallory puts so much back story in it! Not her best, I'm pretty over Jolie and not sure if I will read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed all of her other books and was looking forward to the latest. There is so much back story that I have ended up skimming most of the first half. I have not yet finished but I have to say the Rand relationship is taxing and she has lost some of her edge and humor. This one seems to drag. And after all this I wont give up on H.P. Mallory just yet.
RatherbreadingNC More than 1 year ago
I love the Jolie Wilkins Series but this one was unfortunately not up to par. It feels like the author was just writing a book for the sake of writing a book, not to tell a wonderful story. The plot was seriously lacking. I'm tired of Jolie and Rand's on again off again he loves he hates me relationship, either man/woman up or walk away. It should still be read if you intend to follow the series, just don't expect much. You could skip whole pages and not miss a thing which is sad since I do love H.P Mallory's writing in all other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was kinda disappointed in this book. H. P. Mallory basically used excerpts from previous books to tell the back story. For the most part the entire book could have been summed up in 20 pages. Not even sure if I care enough anymore about these characters to buy the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been OBSESSED with this series... until now. For the love of Pete! Please don't just write a book to write a book. Enjoy it, so we your faithful reader can too! I beg of you Ms. Mallory, if your heart is not in it anymore, please just end it. This has been a long and wonderful story, and I have enjoyed every word, sentence, and phrase. But just don't kick a dead horse. If its over let it go, and start another wonderful story. I know its hard. But, i found myself wishing Sinjin would just bite her and get it over with! Love your work Ms. Mallory. -jen in AL
almag More than 1 year ago
This third book is a waste. Incoherant ramblings confuse the story line. Petty jealousies ruin the plot (what there is of it) and there is no conclusion. A complete waste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was totally disappointing. I waited patiently after devouring the other two Jolie Wilkins books in hours, and bought the book the same day it came out. And I JUST finished it. I literally had to force myself to read the last 100 pages. Weak plot, no climax, and I don't remember Jolie being nearly as annoying in the other books. The only redeeming part was the semi- steamy love scene, and it still left much to be desired. Yep, I think I might be done with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved the first two books in this series. As others have said, this one is definitely lacking. When reading the first chapter I kept going back, thinking I had accidently opened the first book instead! There was way too much taken directly from the first two books. I still can't believed I paid $7.99 for 217 pages and half of them I'd already read. I feel like I've been jilted by a beau! HA! I H.P. finds her groove again in the next one!
epicrat More than 1 year ago
I do not know if I have been living under a rock, but where have all the witches gone? Have they been run out of the fantasy genre by werewolves, vampires, and other night bumplies? I had high hopes for Witchful Thinking – with a title so bubbly and clever, a cover so adorable, and hype that makes it sound beyond entertaining – but hex me silly, the story did not suck me in. I am not sure if it is because I started in the middle of Jolie’s charmed life or not finding any charm in her diary entries (they felt a little too juvenile for my liking), but even so, I did not feel compelled to backtrack to the beginning of the series. Although the ending makes up for the journey and leaves me more than curious to read onward, I am still hesitant to do so. I wanted more action, trouble, and clever words from Witchful Thinking. I think Raine Benares and Stephanie Plum have spoiled me for what to expect from a strong female lead who has an eye for trouble. Perhaps Jolie needs to channel a bit more Angelina to make this series sparkle with fun intensity.
kendalle More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, i got a little irritated with the same relationship hang ups happening over again. part of the time i forget why she loves rand so much though. His role is less than it has been in the last books, I feel that this is only half a book though in some aspects. So far not much has happened with the queen and the lurkers, and relationships, I can't wait for the next book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first two books of this series. This book was very disappointing, Too much back story. The author just copied and pasted from first two books. I already read the first two books....I felt like I was reading a summary of the 1st two books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is one of my favorites and this series had a great beginning in books 1-3. I agree with most of the other reviewers, it repeats too much of previous books storylines. The love triangle between Jolie, Rand and Sijinn is becoming really stale, just make a decision already! Please focus on the war and where are the other witches and underworld beings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed. It was hard to finish because it was a long whine and direct repeats from the earlier books. When did whiney become interesting? Will not buy anymore in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too much of the story is spent on retelling the previous 2 books. It was disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completely agree with the other reviewers. This book was a total disappointment. No plot other than the same rand vs jolie not in love scenario and pretty much summerized the first two books all throughout this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this series and really enjoyed it until this book. Too many recaps from previous books and please eliminate the dear dairy stuff. Quite honestly, as a reader, I'm losing interest in the characters. I certainly hope the next book is an improvement from this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the previous Jolie Wilkins books but was disappointed in this latest edition. Literally 75% of this book is about Jolie whining....abt Rand, abt being Queen, abt Rand, and then abt Rand again. This book just drags on and on. The angst between Jolie/ Rand is overplayed, redundant, and in the end, just plain irritating. The plot gets lost in all the back and forth whining with little action or real emotional plot movement. And seriously? Unwanted Queenship of the other worldly, a smarter, wiser mentor (Mercedes) and a sexy vampire named Sinclair? Does MaryJanice Davidson know abt this poor ripoff of her series?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 3 stars last night, but upon waking the next day and thinking about this book, I decided to give it 2 stars (maybe even 1), because I'm irritated by most of the book, but mainly the ending. Reasons why?: 1. Half of the book is talking about the other 2.5 books. Yawn. Dear Author, I read your series, and I get the hints, innuendos, and I don't need Jolie's diary to spell out the plot for me. I felt like instead of rehashing what I already knew, you could have given us more info about Mercedes, Sinjin, and maybe progressed more with Rand, but no we get to relive the other books, then the last few chapters you drop big things on our lap and then don't even deal with them, but present a COMPLETE different direction for this series for the ending part of this book. I feel like this book could have added more insight to the characters, but instead made me have MORE questions about them, particularly Sinjin and Mercedes. 2. Throw us a damn bone with Rand and Jolie's relationship!! Jesus, their relationship is so hot and cold and it feels like once they are progressing, something happens and then it's back to square one again. I'm starting to look at them as the annoying couple that always break up, but end up back together. I'm also feeling like your doing this to your readers because you regret making Rand the main man of Jolie and trying to convince us that Sinjin is a better fit. 3. WHY IS SINJIN EVEN A RUNNER UP???!!! *NOT a fan of Sinjin* I'm getting sick of the love triangle. I want to see what happens with this series, but I don't appreciate being jerked around so the author can squeeze out more books. I'm really fighting with myself, if I even care to find out what happens with the 4th book. We'll see in July...
Evie_Paromantasy More than 1 year ago
This book in 3 words: Thrilling, Witty, Amazing! Now that I gave you 3 words to describe this book, let me give you a few more. This book is an emotional roller coaster ride that will take you through twists, turns, action, romance, danger and mystery. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, HP Mallory hits us with an ending that we never saw coming! Our favorite witch, Jolie, is back with the rest of the gang and this time Jolie finds herself leading the Underworld. She was pre-destined to be Queen so she puts on her big girl undies to try to do right even if all she wants to do is run away. If that wasn't stressful enough, the men in her life are driving her mad. The man (or Warlock) who stole her heart but refuses to take things further, Rand, is against monarchy. With Jolie now the Queen of the Underworld she finds herself being ripped away from the one man she loves. Her world is spiraling out of control and the one who is there to catch her is Sinjin, her extremely sexy, yet mysterious vampire. The problem with Sinjin is that he always has a hidden agenda, and Jolie intends to find out what that is. Trying to place love on the back burner, she starts to concentrate on the state of the Underworld and the fact that Lurkers (half vampire, half humans) are hunting Underworlders. It is up to Jolie and the gang to stop them before it is too late. But will the people she trusts and love be by her side or will they be the ones to bring her down? This book is UNPUTDOWNABLE. I read it in one sitting. Jolie is coming into her own skin and learning to except the role of Queen. It is not easy, especially when the man you love is against it, but she does it because it is right. This makes me love Jolie even more. She is independent and doesn't let a man tell her what to do. Rand is...Rand. he takes a few steps forward and a few steps back. The sexual tension between them is crazy. The decisions each made sometimes made me want to smack them, and other times, when they did the right thing, I wanted to kiss them. The back and forth is pure torture...and I loved it. Sinjin, my favorite vampire, is as seductive, mysterious and dangerous then ever. Sinjin fans will be happy to know that we get to see another side of Sinjin, even though his words constantly contradicts his actions. He's a total enigma and I just want to unravel him...in every way possible...lol He is not the only mystery to be solved. The Lurkers are coming and their numbers are growing. Along with attempting to sort out her love life, Jolie also needs to come up with a game plan to stop them. Life is a total Witch for her... The cliffhanger ending was a twist I did not see coming! Jolie may be Queen of the Underworld, but HP Mallory is Queen of the Cliffhangers. I cannot wait to find out what happens!! All I can say is Holy Sh....Cheese and Crackers. I'm still reeling from that surprise ending. I must admit that there is a lot of back story is in this book, but it did not bother me or take away from the story. I knew going in that it would have a lot of information since this is the first in the series that is not self-pub. I didn't mind since I had a ton of "Oh, that's right. I totally forgot about that" moments. I liked the refresher. It helped bring back the memories of the past two books. I think readers new to the series should still start off with book 1, because it is a) awesome and ) there is too much back story and action to pass up. This
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was great but i didnt like the way it ended.....i know it will all be worked out in the next book but it def ends in a cliffhanger. I hate that! I guess ill be wondering till the Summer :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I detest when writers write a series but insist on continually retelling the back story. This book is so disappointing in at least 50% of it was retelling of the other books. Then the other parts were told as Jolie writes in her diary so you cant even enjoy the new plot. Finally, in the last 20 pages I got the relationship we expected only to have more disappointments and a horrible ending. I feel like the writer lost her ideas so instead of ending the series she is going to retell (again) the book weve already read.
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