Carlie and her waffles are back. This time, Halfway is being inundated with creepy clowns and vampires, and some human murders make it clear that something is not right. It’s up to Carlie, Gran and Wulfric to find out what’s going on, and to make it stop.
I enjoyed reading about Carlie again. Her life has developed a little: she’s dating Wulfric and it’s going pretty well. Brendan the librarian has become more involved in Carlie’s witchy business as well, which is a nice addition. The plot is intriguing: the murders are pretty horrific and, as ever, the characters are very varied and likeable. My biggest complaint would be that most of the book is made up of talking and finding out what’s going on – there’s very little action or actual story development until the end. Also, there were a few plot-holes, particularly with the Anna thread of the story, because this seemed to be a huge deal at the start of the book and then at the end she and Carlie had made up but I missed how and when that happened.
Basically, Halfway Bitten is entertaining and magicky, but not quite as good as the first in the series. And that ending!