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Witcha Gonna Do?

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Tilda Sherwood comes from a powerful magical family but has no magic herself, which makes her an undesirable partner. Determined to try dating anyway, she works with her family matchmaker -- and gets set up with four blind dates in a row, all with her nemesis, Gil Connolly. What Tilda doesn't realize is that Gil is on an undercover mission to study her null state on behalf of the secretive Council, and when magic accidentally sparks between them at the end of the fourth date, Gil realizes that Tilda isn't without magic: she's actually the most powerful witch he's ever met. And the connection between them activates his own magic -- and curses him to lust after her.

While the setup for the book held great appeal for me, I found myself less than enthused about the book the more I read. Tilda comes across as chaotic and rambly, and the first chapter almost put me off the book entirely with her repetitive grumblings about being without magic. Gil's chapters seem sedate in comparison, though he's regularly bristling with grumpiness or anger or lust. While there were some interesting side characters, most of the character development felt superficial and even stereotypical.

There was a whole lot going on in the book, including a heist that was planned altogether too quickly, and it felt rushed all the way through. Fun ideas, meh execution. Intriguing set-up for the next book, not sure I want to subject myself to this again. 2 stars.

Thank you, Berkley Romance and NetGalley, for providing an eARC of this book. Opinions expressed here are solely my own.
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I really really enjoyed this book! It added some lighthearted fun for my spooky tbr. Now I don't mean this negatively, but it gave me wattpad feels IN THE BEST WAY. I forgot how much I miss first person POV where the MC interacts with the reader. It just made me giggle me more. Sometimes I like a romcom with a little plot and easy world building for my brain. And now I can't wait for book two to see Erik and Lele. Something tells me it's going to be a fun one. Tilda felt extremely relatable to me as someone who is the introverted klutzy firecracker. It definitely keeps my boyfriend on his toes the same way Gil is constantly having to save her. This was a chaotic witchy romcom and I loved it!

At the moment I'm giving it 3 stars and that's only because I believe the book needs to go through another round of edits. I think this book has potential to be 4-5 depending on readers. I will reread the book again once it's published to see if changes were made and hopefully bump it up to a 4!
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I looooooved this book. It had everything I was looking for - magic, spice, adorable characters, and lots of humor and sass. Tilda was the perfectly imperfect character that I loved reading about (and I actually really love when the character will talk in aside to the readers). She is quite strong and smart but sees herself as a clumsy mess, so I loved seeing her come more into herself and her confidence. Gil seemed like an ass, but as we got to know him I loved seeing his true self shine through. Their chemistry was immediate and the steam was STEAMY and amazing. The storyline flowed well and I never really wanted to put it down between the magic, the drama and the romance. Plus there are some great side characters and a HEIST. I cannot gush enough, I loved this book and cannot wait for more!
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I've been a big fan of Avery Flynn's writing for awhile & this is a fun new direction into the magical world of witchery while keeping her classic RomCom storyline. Lots of details in this story & although the dialog is funny, it kinda gets lost in the background details that Avery uses to set a scene. 
Another great book from Avery & I for one am very excited to keep reading the next story in the Witchingdom series!
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This one was okay for me, I didn’t love it but it was a cute witchy romance! The characters felt immature and I didn’t really care for the writing style. The world and plot are very cool though, I would still recommend giving it a try, you may love it!
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*3.5 stars*
Witcha gonna do is a very fun, quirky and unique story full of cozy atmosphere and lots of personality. It follows Matilda an unlucky, magic-less witch from a very renowned witchy family as she keeps getting set up on blind dates with her worst enemy Gil Connolly. THREE SEPARATE TIMES. What are the odds?? Things only get worse when she accidentally messes up her sister's spell and curses her entire family...and who is the only person able to help clean up the mess? You guessed it, Gil Connolly! I am so sad that it is only getting three stars from me, but I just think this book found me at the wrong time. For whatever reason, I just couldn't get into the story as much as I would've liked and felt kind of lost throughout. It just couldn't keep my attention and for that reason it is only an average for me. I was approved for an arc of this book, and it comes out this December, so it is definitely a book I will be picking up. I think this novel definitely deserves a second chance, hopefully when I'm in the right headspace to actually enjoy it. Tilda and Gil are both such wonderful and complex characters with so much personality they actually feel like they are jumping off the page. I can't wait to meet them again when the time is right.

**Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Publishing house for providing this arc in exchange for an honest review**
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I really wanted to enjoy because that   premise? Chef kiss! BUT holy hell did this drag out unnecessarily long- there was a lot of telling and not showing and it made the book feel much longer than it actually was. Not to mention that annoying fourth-wall break. I don’t typically mind them, but I think here, it didn’t make sense within the story and it routinely took me out of it. 

I was more than halfway through before we got a sex scene, which is FINE but there was so much buildup to it that I really thought we’d go all the way yet they ended up being interrupted and it was like “really!!?” There was also that scene on the wall…like ma’am please look up how physics works because it did not exist in that scene. 

In all, I really wanted to enjoy it but I was just so bored and could not wait for it to be over.
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It feels like this book could use more editing to really be exciting. The story idea is great and the first few chapters pulled me in, but then the story fell flat. It seemed to lose its purpose or direction and just fanned out all over the place, and it somehow moved both too fast and too slow.  At times the reader was just bombarded with information all at once, but then other situations felt like they were completely missing context or explanation.  Full review to be posted on goodreads tbc.
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I absolutely adore a witchy/paranormal romance and Witcha Gonna Do, was such a lovely read. A must have for fans of 90's romcoms, rivals who are secretly pining, and magic. Unlikely match between a know-it-all with hot professor vibes and the youngest witch in the most powerful magic family, who to her knowledge has no magic of her own. Sparks fly and secrets are revealed, and our MC must find the truth of what she is and what she feels. I crushed this book in one sitting, and I think you may too.
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This was such a cute, witchy romance! I love the coziness of contemporary fantasy romances, especially ones dealing with witches, and Avery Flynn delivered. The chemistry between Gil and Tilda was also off the charts! The heat in this novel was scorching, and balanced well with the charm and magic of the novel. I do wish we got a little more of an inside look at Gil and Tilda's relationship, though, before the novel started because their relationship did feel a little insta-lusty, At times, the explanations of the world and magic system confused me, but overall it was a very enjoyable read. I'm excited to read Avery Flynn's other works next.
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3.5/5 Stars

I have mixed thoughts on this one. I was promised a witchy romance and on that front it definitely delivered. However I didn’t like Gil’s POV. It took all the mystery away. I didn’t get really get the opportunity to to develop theories or anything regarding what was happening because as soon as I got to a Gil POV it would flat out state what the answer was. 

There’s probably a lot of readers who wouldn’t mind the Gil POVs at all, but it did lessen the enjoyment for me. If your fine with there being no mystery to the book, then I think you would probably enjoy this. It’s a cute, witchy romance. 

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Didn't love this one as much as I thought I was going to. It didn't hold my interest easily and I felt like I had to work hard to finish it!
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I really wanted to like to magical romance, but sadly it fell flat for me. 

The world building felt stilted- some things worked, and others fell flat. I didn't connect with the main characters or their families, and the chemistry felt forced. 

I love this author, but I pass on this book.
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This was the strangest book, and I mean that in a good way. It involved world building and weird creatures, but again in a good way. I enjoy this author, and I really liked the book. That being said, the story itself left a lot to be desired.
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Witcha Gonna Do? was a very cute story. It was also super funny. The characters were so different and I loved them together. The pacing was super quick and I was able to read this in an afternoon.
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This just didn't work for me. The world building was extremely confusing, which distracted from the story. The main characters lacked chemistry, which, combined with the confusing world, made it difficult for me to engage.
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Oh my, this book is steamy...and cute and fun and absolutely enjoyable. Gil and Tilda are a fun, sexy couple and I just loved them. Enemies to lovers, witches, shifters, and spells gone awry. There is insta-lust, which I don't always like, but really worked for me in this book. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to see how the rest of the series goes.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley pub for the earc 

This book was cute. That’s all I’m giving it. On one hand, it would totally okay if it was just cute and light. But the author kind of tried to make the world bigger. That was the mistake because she stopped half way through. The whole background doesn’t exist. It felt like she just kept adding magic as she wrote the story. 

Gil is supposed to be this double agent but we really don’t get to see who his working for and how he gets out of all it. 

The big rivalry between two families? They keep talking about it but we didn’t really see much of it. 

Also, most of this books reads much younger than it wants to be. It’s basically YA that happen to be “trying really hard to be hot scenes”. They didn’t just flow together. 

And the main relationship? I don’t know. Just didn’t make me heart beat faster. 

This one was not for me.
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I so wanted to love this book - the cover, the premise and the setup all sounded fantastic and something I could totally get into but I didn't like or care about a single character in here. It's weird because I love when Deadpool talks to the audience but in this book when she broke the 4th wall, it felt off and out of place. 

Also the magic, spellbinding and double agent details were too complicated - like in a pointless way. It didn't make sense half the time and the rest of the time it was too boring to read the explanation.
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“Witcha Gonna Do?” by Avery Flynn is a fun and quick read — nice rom-com escapism.  My only complaints are that I got tired of Tilda talking about how hot she found Gil (seriously — pages devoted to it) and some of the inner dialogue was a bit frantic and adolescent but in the end it didn’t distract from my enjoyment of the book.  A fun and frothy rom-com. I recommend for those wanted a quick afternoon escape.
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