Review: More Than a Little Warped by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen

Posted May 31, 2023 by Lola in Fantasy, Review / 4 Comments

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More than a Little WarpedMore than a Little Warped (The Guild Codex: Warped #3.5)
Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen

My Rating: 3 stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF

As a conman-turned-MPD-Agent, I’m fairly new to the whole “upholder of justice” thing, but even for me, there are some lines you just don’t cross. Agent Söze of the MPD’s Internal Affairs department, on other hand, seems determined to slime his way across every ethical line in existence like an over-sized eel on a power trip.

Can you tell I don’t like this guy?

While he’s dismantling the precinct and hunting down rule-breakers among the staff—a category which my partner and I definitely fall into—a veritable storm of crazy is spreading through the city. Local troublemaking guild, the Crow and Hammer, has been accused of harboring a demon mage, and while I’m not sure what to believe, I’ve got bigger problems to tackle.

That is, until a certain notorious rogue druid calls me up about that big IOU I accidentally promised him. Now I have no choice but to dive into the chaos—though if I can knock Söze down a peg or two in the process, it’ll be worth it.

The Guild Codex: Warped #3.5 is an action-packed novella that tells Kit’s side of the deadly final showdown from Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #8).

My Review

More Than a Little Warped is set between books 3 and 4 in this series. While it is shorter than the rest of the books, I do feel it’s an important read as the events in book 4 build onward from what happened here and I am glad I decided to read it first. Due to circumstances I had to read this one on my computer which diminished my enjoyment a bit as I don’t like reading ebooks on there and I struggled to get into the story due to that and it took me way longer than normal to finish.

More Than a Little Warped takes place during the events of the last book in the Spellbound series and contains some spoilers for that series. As it had been a while ago since I read that series this book didn’t read as smoothly as I was trying to remember what was going on with Tori and the guys. And while there are hints enough the focus here is on Kit’s point of view and having only his side only tells part of the story. I do think my enjoyment would be greater if I had been able to read it shortly after finishing that series when those events were still fresh in my mind.

Despite the large tie in with the two other series and giving a fun look to what Kit is up during that time, this book is also an important one for Kit’s story. It introduces Söze and sets up the type of character he is and the start of the trouble he is causing in the precinct. I only just started book 4, but it takes place shortly after the end of this one and refers the events in this book a lot so far.

I liked reading about Kit again and seeing him use his warp powers as well as some movie references as usual. There are some nice scenes with Lienna as well. I am glad book 4 was waiting for me after this one so I could dive into more of this series.

To summarize: More Than a Little Warped is a novella set between books 3 and 4 in this series and is an important bridge between the two books. It also takes place during the final book in the Spellbound series and show what Kit is up to during those events. I had some trouble getting into this book due to having to read this on my computer instead of an ereader. I struggled to remember the events from Spellbound and what was going on there and because it’s been a while since I read that that made remembering those events and enjoying this book a bit harder. This book sets up an important plot line that continues in book 4, so I would recommend to read this novella first if you can.

3 Stars


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4 responses to “Review: More Than a Little Warped by Annette Marie and Rob Jacobsen

    • I think sometimes novella’s feel optional, but this one is a must read if you don’t want to miss anything. It really added to the story.

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