ARC Review: Walking in a Witchy Wonderland by Juliette Cross

Cover for Walking in a Witchy Wonderland by Juliette Cross

Title: Walking in a Witchy Wonderland

Author: Juliette Cross

Series: Stay a Spell #3.5

Pages: 211

Release Date: October 5, 2021

3.5 stars out of 5
3.5 stars

The overall rating is the average of the following ratings.

Bewitching You a Merry Christmas: 4 stars – It was really good

This story takes place after Wolf Gone Wild. 

This was a cute Christmas scene with Evie breaking a hex, her twin sister’s birthday party, and spending time with Mateo. These two have a very sex holiday that I wish had been longer because I really love this couple. 

I do hope we get to learn more about the Grim who helped Mateo in the future though. Also I really love the family bond these sisters have and how they take care of each other. 

Rockin’ Around the Hexmas Tree: 3 stars – I liked it

This story takes place after Don’t Hex and Drive. 

Devraj and Isaodra’s sex life goes from hot to scorching during this holiday season. This was cute and steamy and just a fun check in with these two.  Also I loved that the whole family is doing everything they can to push Violet and Nico together. 

Jingle Bell Rock: 4 stars – It was really good

This story takes place during Witches Get Stitches.

This is JJ and Charlie’s story. I really liked JJ as a side character in previous books so I was happy to see he was getting his own story, even if it is a short one. JJ and Charlie have been friends for years but it takes someone making a move on Charlie that kicks their relationship into gear. I enjoyed this story and these two characters a lot. My only complaint is that once they admitted their feelings I felt that the relationship progressed very quickly in one night. I was really expecting a little bit slower progression since they were so new, but it was still enjoyable. 

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grim: 3 stars – I liked it

This story takes place during Witches Get Stitches.

This was a short but good introduction to Livvy and the PR contest she is participating in. Livvy finds herself against a grim who she can’t ignore. Gareth and Livvy have an intense attraction but they are also determined to keep each other at a distance. While this is just a very short introduction, I am really looking forward to their full story because it seems like it will be very good. 

Jingle Spells:  3 stars – I liked it

This book takes place two years after Witches Get Stitches. 

Nico and Violet are babysitting Evie and Mateo’s triplets for the first time in this short story. While I thought parts of this were cute, I did have one issue with this story. Violet states she isn’t ready for kids in the beginning but instantly changes her mind after taking care of the kids. This is a pet peeve of mine because it just reinforces the whole stereotype that women will change their minds on having kids as soon as they are around them. I know this does happen for some women but I find it irritating. Also, the kids are cute and were interesting with their different abilities. They are definitely a handful. 

*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Wolf Gone Wild
  2. Don’t Hex and Drive
  3. Witches Get Stitches

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