Review: Bewitched by Madam Witch (Spinsters and Casanovas: Whitney and Darcy, #0.5) by Wanitta Praks

Bewitched by Madam WitchBewitched by Madam Witch by Wanitta Praks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Wanitta Praks in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Bewitched by Madam Witch’ is a prequel novella to the full length novel ‘Madam Witch’, the first novel in the ‘Spinsters and Casanovas: Whitney and Darcy’ series. I have to warn you, this novella contains an excessive amount of profanities: in other words, lots and lots and lots and lots of swearing. If this level of swearing is bound to turn you off when you are reading, DO NOT READ IT!
First of all, this sounded novella sounded very high in potential. It featured a woman who had a high position at a workplace, who was dedicated and ambitious and set out to get what she wanted. In other words, high in feminism. I was all up for it and Whitney sounded like an awesome gal.
The man, Darcy, on the other hand, was a complete douchebag in my opinion. All he cared about was satisfying the sexual urges of his little brother ‘Jonathan’ who lives downstairs. In the beginning of ‘Bewitched by Madam Witch’ he seriously contemplates going out to get a few girls in order to please his ‘Jonathan’. Not the best first impression a reader could have got. He was often very whiny, pathetic and – to be frank – unmanly. I have nooooo idea how he is going to end up being the Dominant in Whitney’s and his relationship. To me, he came across as a woman in a man’s body. If you replaces every ‘him’ or ‘he’ with a ‘her’ or ‘she’ whilst reading, you’d understand what I’m saying – believe me, I’ve tried.
My low opinion of this novella, isn’t going to stop me from reading the whole novel, though. I intend to give this series a real go. It has potential and I’m not willing to let it go.
Congratulations to Wanitta Praks on a published novella! Can’t wait for more of the series!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Maid to the Mafia (Maid to the Mafia, #0.5) by Wanitta Praks

Maid to the MafiaMaid to the Mafia by Wanitta Praks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Wanitta Praks in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Maid to the Mafia’ is a short prequel to the first novel in the ‘Maid to the Mafia’ series, ‘Totally Captivated’. I really enjoyed reading the beginning of the novella, as it was especially cute and funny yet had that mysterious undertone to it that made you want to keep reading.
This series was a real twist to Wanitta’s usual writing genre. It is very different to all the previous books I’ve read by her but I really liked it. It has a different feel to it that maybe due to the genre of something else. This book is also less comedic compared to the others and can be described as a thriller.
*start of spoilers*
I loved the little girl – a young Jenny Stone – who we meet at the beginning of the story. She kept calling this teenage boy ‘handsome boy’ and it struck me as absolutely hilarious. It sounded so flirty and coy to come from a girl her age – which is all of five years old – yet totally funny in her cute young voice.
I really disliked some of the characters introduced. For example her family is seriously cruel. They send Jenny to a mafia den all alone to use her as collateral damage and repayment in return for a debt that her father has racked up. A whopping 3 million dollars.
*end of spoilers*
There were grammatical mistakes, no spelling but some typing errors. But nothing a good editor can’t fix. This is, after all, a self-published novel.
Congratulations to Wanitta Praks.

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Captivated by You (Twisted Love, #1) by Wanitta Praks

Captivated By You (Twisted Love Book 1)Captivated By You by Wanitta Praks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Wanitta Praks in exchange for an honest review.

Review

Warning! This novel may include trigger scenes for people who have experienced sexually traumatic events. It is intended for 18+.
‘Captivated by You’ was a novel that could have been a lot better if it:
a) Went through an editor.
b) Was better developed.
c) Wasn’t so clichéd.
It often moved without much description and the other often would write about pointless scenes and then miss out the ones that would have added depth to all the characters and the plot in the novel.
The story was completely unoriginal; it had an overused storyline, plot and idea. It follows a young heiress, Kimberley Henderson, whose father owns half of the hotels in New Zealand. She has been sent by her father to Australia to meet up with prospective partners – ones whose business he intends to own half the shares of. The business her father intends to buy belongs to the Devereux family. That’s when she meets him, Julian, the guy she met three years ago on the dance floor; the man who so valiantly stood up for her safety when she was in danger. The guy she couldn’t stop dreaming about. Better yet, he’s a son of the Devereux family. Caught up in a whirlwind of passion and secrets, Kimberley tries to navigate between right and wrong…but how can she do that when nothing is as it seems.
First of all, the characters were simply weird and annoying. Kimberley was often caught up in silly arguments between herself and Julian. She would get mad at the slightest misunderstanding and start raging. This was just the complication in the novel. Most often I would wonder why she just didn’t look around and question anything. Didn’t it seem suspicious that some things did not match up? That everything fell neatly into her lap? She just seemed so accepting of everything that she hardly seemed to have a personality. She also wasn’t a stellar character when you think about what we are told in the beginning of the novel. She often leads guys on with no thought of their own feelings. I understand that most of them want sex, but she could have at least turned them down politely. Kimberley seemed to enjoy leading them on for fun.
The writing of this novel was also pretty poor. There were times when I would constantly think of a better or more accurate way to write a sentence. There was poor grammar, no spelling mistakes but a few typos.
The novel itself was a pretty short read. It was written in first person so we only see the story from one perspective and that is Kimberley’s. It would have drastically improved both the story plot and its quality but then it would probably have ruined the ending. I believe first person narration clouded the story for the reader and if multiple perspectives were added, at least a sense of anticipation, mystery or tension could have been added.
This leads us to…the ending. The ending was not what I expected. To say it surprised me is an understatement. It SHOCKED me. Anything you can think of, anything you can dream up, it will probably be wrong…and the complete opposite. I must admit, it will really surprise you. In my eyes, this redeemed the author.
This would’ve been a recommend read by me if the author went through an editor first. But the book is self-explanatory as it was self-published. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story in the end and I can’t wait for the next novel in the series.
Congratulations to Wanitta Praks on yet another published book.

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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Review: Baby Love Me (Spinsters & Casanovas, #3) by Wanitta Praks

Baby Love MeBaby Love Me by Wanitta Praks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided by Wanitta Praks in exchange for an honest review.

Review

‘Baby Love Me’ is the third book in the ‘Spinsters and Casanovas’ series, so if you haven’t read the previous two, do so, otherwise this book will make nooooo sense. ‘Baby Love Me’ continues the story of Clarice and Hunter after the accidental fertilisation of Clarice with the wrong man’s sperm – aka Hunter’s. This novel was sweet, delicate and very cheesy yet very romantic, too. It was funny because the characters’ often naïve and impulsive action, yet light and easy; so if your looking to read something on the lighter side: this one is for you.
Wanitta Praks was an author I came across on Wattpad – one of the most well known free writing apps on the market – who captured me with her new and different writing style.
Like Alexia Prak’s (Wanitta’s sister), Wanitta Prak’s writing is really simplistic yet these two are still able to bring the emotional side to a story through its simplicity. I have not yet come across a novel, that these two sister authors have written, that has not made me:
a) overly emotional
b)heart-wrenched
c)teary-eyed
d)sniffling
Their writing is one of the most adorably cliché pieces that I have had the pleasure to come across. This may be a downer for some readers so if you are not ready for cliché moments,then this one (or the rest of Wanitta Praks’ writng, on that matter of fact) is not for you.
This novel lacks grammar sophistication which you see in most published novels due to being self-published and going straight on the shelf without an editor yet I saw no typing errors or spelling mistakes throughout whilst reading.
The story plot was very original but also very overused – like I said, downer for some, whilst the opposite for others. This is the writer’s first series, so mistakes are bound to happen.
Overall, this was a very solid three star. Congratulations to Wanitta Praks on yet another published book! Let your fandom rise!

Rating Plan
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!

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