Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: All Spell is Breaking Loose by ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn

Posted May 29, 2018 by Una in Listen Up!, Rating B, urban fantasy Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Audiobook Reviews: All Spell is Breaking Loose

Authors: ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn
Narrator: C.S.E. Cooney
Audio Listening Speed: 1.5x
Series: Lexi Balefire Matchmaking Witch Mystery/Fate Weaver #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Source: Tantor Audio

All Spell is Breaking Loose: A Lexi Balefire Matchmaking Witch Mystery is a satisfying sequel to the first novel in the Fate Weaver series.  Lexi continues to try to learn more about her past, her abilities and if she is lucky, continue to put soulmates together, strengthening love in the world.

Lexi always thought her mother was dead, killed by her grandmother.  However, Lexi discovers that not only is her mother alive, she was the mysterious shop owner that helped her to come into her powers.  Now Sylvana is back, supposedly to reconnect with her daughter and help her develop fully into her fate weaver abilities.  Her fairy godmothers, Salem and even Kin are not so sure, nor are they convinced that Sylvana has Lexi’s best interests at heart.  Especially when Lexi finds out that the famed Bow of Destiny, Cupid’s bow, is lost.  Sylvana is happy to help Lexi find it before someone else does, but is she doing it for Lexi or just using her?

I continue to enjoy this quirky, fun, and light-hearted series.  Lexi can be a complete flake and incredibly dense, but she is endearing and cares deeply for her friends, her family, and her beau Kin.  Though spunky and crafty, Lexi is easily fooled by the reappearance of her mother, Sylvana.  As any girl raised without her mother, she dreamed they would be reunited one day and is over the moon when it happens.  However, I am sure she never dreamed their reunion would be like this with Sylvana asking Lexi to sneak into other witch’s homes or keep secrets from her adoptive family.  

Ms. Cooney continues to capture Lexi’s personality and quirks perfectly.  I enjoy her vocal interpretation of Lexi.  She also does a good job with the varied assortment of other character voices.  It is easy to keep track of the distinct characters by their voices.  I look forward to listening to Ms. Cooney continue to capture the voice of this series.

The Fate Weaver continues to be a light-hearted and fun series.  I enjoy how Lexi continues to be a force of good in the world while also maintain a unique family and history.  With the ramifications of the ending of All Spell is Breaking Loose, I look forward to see what happens next.

My Ratings:
Story: B
Narrator: A
Overall: B+

Review copy provided by Tantor Audio.

About the Book:

Matchmaker Lexi Balefire just found out she’s no ordinary witch—she’s also a Daughter of Cupid—which explains how she’s always been able to recognize a true love match when she sees one. For the first time ever, Lexi’s own love life is heating up, and that’s not all she’s got on her plate.

Presumed dead for the past 25 years, Lexi’s mother, Sylvana, has suddenly walked back into her life, and is about to reveal just how many skeletons are hidden in the Balefire closet. Can Lexi learn to trust her mother, or is Sylvana just after her daughter’s power?

Lexi will have to figure out how to keep her new beau Kin Clark safe once all spell breaks loose, or her own chance for true love might just go up in smoke.