Book Review: Werewolf Sings the Blues (A Midnight Magic Mystery #2) by Jennifer Harlow

Posted March 19, 2014 by Melissa in Book Review, Promo Post | 18 Comments

Title: Werewolf Sings the Blues
Series: A Midnight Magic Mystery #2
Author:  Jennifer Harlow
Age Group:  Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance|Urban Fantasy
Pages: 360
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: March 8th 2014
Available Formats: Paperback, E-book
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Source: Publisher via NetGalley


The last thing Vivian needs is to be thrust into a werewolf war.

If Vivian Dahl’s life had a soundtrack, every song would be the Blues. She’s pushing thirty, her singing career is going nowhere, and the partying lifestyle is taking its toll. Plus, a mysterious man is stalking her. But when she’s abducted from a singing gig, Vivian is surprised to see her stalker become her savior. Jason is her werewolf rescuer sent by the biological father who abandoned her as a baby. Finding herself on the run, Vivian drives across America with the enigmatic Jason and learns about the werewolf war her father’s pack is caught in. Now that an opposing pack has targeted her, Jason will stop at nothing to make sure Vivian’s song isn’t cut short.

My Thoughts

This book takes place quite a few years before the action in What’s a Witch to Do? so in essence it is more like a prequel than a sequel.  I actually liked the idea of getting to now some of the secondary characters from the first book a little bit better.  And since I now know that this series is not a cozy mystery…my expectations going into this one were much more realistic and I didn’t miss the cozy aspects as it did in the first in the series.

The pacing  and writing style weren’t effortless but neither did they really leave anything to be desired either. And the character and plot development were clear and easy to follow.

I really had a hard time connecting to the characters in this one.  Generally I love real, flawed characters…but I just couldn’t get Vivian or the choices she made…and Jason just fell a bit flat to me.  I also sort of felt that the whole story line was just a bit ho hum.  I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the mood for this read when I picked it up, if it was because it went from Witches to Werewolves and lost the magical aspect, or if others felt the same…but I never really felt myself completely drawn in.

That said…this was still an enjoyable and entertaining read…I’m just not so certain that this will be a series that I continue reading.

On a side note though…how cool are the covers in this series?

1st in the series:

Was It Worth My Time?

3.5 Timepieces


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18 responses to “Book Review: Werewolf Sings the Blues (A Midnight Magic Mystery #2) by Jennifer Harlow

  1. I like the covers, they definitely drew me in. While this one was not a cozy mystery by any stretch, the first one was I felt. This one fell flat for me too and I did miss the magic even though I love werewolves.

    • Melissa

      The first one was definitely closer to a cozy…but still not one in my book….maybe the series will pick up:)

  2. I like the creepy vibe this cover gives out! This sounds like a pretty good read despite not connecting to the characters. I agree that flawed characters are the best and most realistic, but i need to understand where their decisions etc come from you know. Great review, hun!
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    • Melissa

      Exactly…usually even with flawed or crazy…you can still connect a little…that part fell flat for me with this one.

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