Book Review: Burkheart Witch Saga Box Set Books 1-3 by Christine Sutton, Julia Whelan

Burkheart Witch Saga Box Set Books 1-3 is an urban fantasy series by Christine Sutton, the audiobook is read by Julia Whelan. The women of the Burkheart family are special. As witches, they have magical abilities.These witches serve the side of good as they battle werewolves, vampires, evil witches and all manner of fairy tale creatures. Follow their family as each generation fights to survive in a world of fairytale magic.Will the Burkheart line survive or will the forces of evil win out in the end?

Red Snow, Book 1: When Kayla embarks on a drive from Washington to Texas, she is just doing her job. When the black 1967 Impala starts showing up at every turn, she starts to think it might be more than coincidence. When the mysterious driver leaves her a note, she is engulfed in a race for her life. Kayla is tasked with defeating vampires, werewolves, and evil witches that threaten to destroy her happiness and her very life! Will she get her happily ever after, or will she fall victim to the evil that courses through her veins? Red Snow is an urban retelling of a classic fairy tale.

Let Me In, Book 2: Kayla has returned home to find that the fairy tale continues. She finds out some facts about her family history that may be her ultimate undoing. With the help of a coven of witches, Kayla is tasked with defeating vampires, werewolves, and evil witches that threaten to destroy her happiness and her very life! Will she get her happily ever after, or will she fall victim to the evil that courses through her veins? This novella will take you through a whirlwind as you join Kayla on another fairy tale adventure.

One Wish, Book 3: Little Grace is all grown up with a baby of her own on the way, but the fairy tale magic that follows her family is not done with them yet! A devastating loss has hit the Burkhearts, shaking the entire family to its very core. There is little time to grieve before evil witches, werewolves, vampires, and a force that Grace can't even imagine try to ruin the family. Can Grace make everything right? Can the family band together and defeat the evil that threatens to destroy them? Listen to this third installment in the series and see if everything can be righted with just one wish.

Burkheart Witch Saga starts off pretty good. Kayla is just trying to get away from her leads than pleasant mother and make a life for herself when she finds herself dragged into a world of witches, werewolves, vampires and more through no fault of her own. I liked Kayla's spunk and willingness to fight for herself and those she cared about, and to do the right thing even when it hurt. Grace has the same spark and determination in the next book, and I liked that David occasionally gets to step out of the background and help out. Later other background and side characters get a chance to step up as well. However, most of the time the majority of the characters were a little flat, and while the fairy tale connection was clear, they felt uninteresting and predictable. Since I listened to the audiobook I found the fact that the chapters did not reset after each book to be confusing. There was more that one point in which I wondered if I was listening to an epilogue to one section or a prologue or first chapter of the next. Frankly by the end I only kept listening because I had already invested so many hours into the book that I had to hear the final resolution. Then the book ends with a tease for the fourth book!


There was nothing particularly wrong with the book, I just started to loose interest after a bit, and it started to feel repetitive even when the big bad and heroine changed. I think if I took it one book, or part, at a time with other reading in between I would have felt a little differently. 
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