No Rest for the Witches brings together some of the hottest names in paranormal romances:
- MaryJanice Davidson, author of the Queen Betsy series (Undead and Unwed)
- Lori Handeland, author of the Nightcreatures series (Blue Moon)
- Cheyenne McCray, author of the Magic series (Forbidden Magic)
- Christine Warren, author of The Others series (Wolf At the Door)
The Majicka by MaryJanice Davidson
Honestly, I don’t know what it is, but I really didn’t like this story. I’m usually a fan of Davidson’s work, but for some reason, this one couldn’t keep my attention. Not only was the plot thin, but the entire story was a chaotic mess. It almost seemed like Davidson wanted to use these characters and have them interact in some fashion, but couldn’t figure out a way to make it work.
Voodoo Moon by Lori Handeland
This novella was a really easy read. The plot flowed and we learned enough about the characters to understand their motivation. I will say that it didn’t keep my attention all that well, but it did keep me interested in reading it, which is more than I could say for The Majicka.
Breath of Magic by Cheyenne McCray
I’m a fan of McCray’s and this novella just reinforces that. Probably the best story of the anthology, we’re given another story involving characters from her Magic series. If you haven’t read the series, then you might get a little confused as to the story arc, but the rest of the story is great. I’ve only read the first two novels in the series, so the revelation that I’m missing something was obvious by Darkwolf’s presence. However, even if you haven’t read the series, the story is good all on its own.
Any Witch Way She Can by Christine Warren
Another hit for this anthology. Christine Warren’s story features more of her Others characters and was a fascinating tale that really didn’t rely on a person reading her series. While the characters were familiar, I never felt like I was out of the loop and was easily intrigued with the plot. This was definitely a story that kept my attention throughout the entire novella and it reminded me that I really need to get the next Others novel.
Overall, this anthology started off a little slow and clumsy, but by the end, it managed to pull it all together. The Davidson story wasn’t that great, in fact I can’t really remember anything except for the fairy, werewolf, and vampire; the Handeland story was good, but not really memorable in my opinion; the McCray story was great; and the Warren story was fantastic. If you’re unsure about it, I would probably find it at the library.