Review – Two Witches and a Whiskey

Two Witches and a Whiskey book cover


Two Witches and a Whiskey


The Guild Codex: Spellbound #3


Annette Marie


Urban Fantasy


Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar—at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.
I’m not a badass mage like my three smokin’ hot best friends. I’m not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I’m just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.
So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord?
Somewhere behind me, my three mage friends are battling for their lives. Somewhere near my feet is the rogue witch I just knocked out with a stolen spell. And I have about five seconds to convince this very angry sea god not to shmoosh me like a bug.
I’m pretty sure this wasn’t part of the job description.


4stars rating

It’s been a while since I read book 2 (march 2020), but I could jump in right away. The opening scene is a meeting where all the important characters are (lucky me) so it was a perfect setting for a bit of a recap who is who (and what).


As always, I am impressed with the attention to detail. Never too much, but enough to let your mind fill in the blanks while being fully immersed in the story.
Little by little are we, the readers, fed more information about the world the mythic live in, about the different groups, allies and enemies.

Character development:

Tori went through a difficult time, not knowing where she stands with her job and her friends. It brought up a lot of baggage from the past to deal with and sitting idle is not something Tori is capable of.
Each instalment we see her grown more into herself, be more relaxed and while she still struggles with things, she knows she can depend on the guys.
I just love our gang 😀 (I’m still a Team Ezra girl btw!)
We’ve discovered more about Aaron’s, Kai’s and Ezra’s history, and how tight they are as a group. They feel real, believable and a lot of fun.

Pacing & Flow:

As always, the book just made you want to keep on reading, dangling that juicy carrot with information and action just in front of you. It was a smooth and very enjoyable read, I read it in one go (who needs sleep anyway?!). Great balance between action and conversation.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is no sex described (if that is important to you).
The book is 281 pages long spread over 24 chapters.

Final Thoughts:

Another great book from an author I absolutely love! If you haven’t read any of her series yet (shame on you!), seriously… get a sample from the first book and I am positive you’ll be hooked as well 😀
Next up in the series is a short story, soo hmm *looks at the time* yeaaah, will read that one today as well.

Happy reading!