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Hoodoo Heaven by Reggi Dupree

0ri's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.75

niklit's review

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adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

This is the first paranormal women's fiction book I've read by a Black author with a Black protagonist. It's just a novella, and it was over too soon. Immediately want to read the follow up. 

imanibereading87's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

laileanah's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

This was delightful!

gummybear_smutbookreader's review against another edition

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5.0

Ok I can not wait for the next book this was amazing had me hooked and the ending just made me crave more 10/10 highly recommend

read_withzo's review against another edition

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5.0

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Gwen was a 40 something year old curvy tattoo artist and has a badass energy. Gwen knew about her having magic and the curse that she had that was from a vampire.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED RUTHIE AS THE NARRATOR!! She did amazing!!!

wblove's review against another edition

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5.0

OMG! Where to begin?!
A Black FMC ✅
FMC over 30 ✅
FMC who isn't super skinny but loves her body anyway ✅
Narrator who understands all the idiosyncrasies the character needed ✅
Hoodoo Heaven is an absolutely AMAZING book. As a Black woman in my 30's, it spoke to me in ways I didn't expect. If I had simply read the book I may have liked it..But listening to it?! Ruthie gives you an EXPERIENCE! The way she fully embodied the main character Gwen is truly a work of art. I simply would not have enjoyed this unforgettable story as much without such an amazing narrator. I cannot wait for her to narrate the future books!! Also I absolutely need books 2-10 NOW

kassiebetweenpages's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

This was such a fun read! our fmc had me cracking up by page 3. Gwen is a 40 something year old curvy black tattoo artist who oozes badass energy. I loved that this wasn't your typical "witchy" read where the fmc didn't know magic existed and inherited a house and whole mess of magic to go along with it. 

Gwen knows about magic and that her time is coming to an end due to a curse that she is determined to outrun. throw in some vampires and a sexy mysterious man who comes to her aide at just the right time and an ending that has you questioning what the heck just happened had me running to amazon to grab the next installment.

tmjmack12's review

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adventurous dark tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

ireadinbed's review against another edition

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adventurous funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.75

I was provided an arc of this book for free by the author and this is my honest review. 

This short novella does a very good job of introducing the reader to the main character Gwen and setting up a fun adventurous tone for the world. Very true and familiar to the genre. 

My favorite part is the voice. Its easy to feel like the ain character is a real person and to feel like you are getting her specific perspective of the world. 

I also think that the other most significant character, Ash is mysterious and very likable. 

Downsides are that i think the book needed quite a bit more editing on both a proofing and content level. It can be confusing at times, but not enough to make me DNF. I was also offered the next book and plan to start it soon. The ending left me very curious. 

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