Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review: Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller

File Size: 548 KB
Print Length: 332 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461168236
Publisher: HekaRose Publishing; 1 edition (April 23, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Source: My own copy


A little magic can go a long way -- to really screwing up a girl's life!

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right.

Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even post-mortem, and she blames Mara's magical meddling for her death.

When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie's ready to kill her -- literally. It's the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself. The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara's body!

What can I say about this book except that it was just a plain fun book to read.  The story flowed well and the characters I just loved everyone of them , well except for a couple of them anyway.

I certainly could relate to Mara, I have had months like she has experienced and I am not even a witch.  So what is a girl to do but go with her destiny so to speak and move.  That's when things really get crazy. From ghosts to demons to evil witches, which by the way I didn't know who actually was the evil one til much later in the book and that is a good thing.

As much as I love my romances, I am finding I am enjoying books like this just as much even if it doesn't have a main male hero.  In this case especially, her 'love interest'  was kind of wimpy in my opinion, though I did like him.

Overall, this was a fast, fun read that I really hope the author writes more with these characters.  I enjoyed the characters interactions and the plot was fantastic.  I think , okay I know my new favorite supernatural is witches.  So if you love sarcastic characters mixed with action and a bit of smexy action (not much at all) including demons, witches and ghosts all tossed together in one book this one is for you.

5 out 5 stars


Liesel K. Hill said...

Sounds like a fun read! I'm collecting ghost stories for my October TBR list, so I'll add this one! Thanks for the review! :D

Krista said...

Ooh, I picked this up for free from Amazon. I didn't have high hopes for it, but now I do. Thanks for the review!

BLHmistress said...

It was a pleasant surprise, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was either.

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