Sunday, January 13, 2013

Witches of East End

by Melissa de la Cruz
December 10, 2012-January 6, 2013

"... I began to think that perhaps the toxin of Ragnarok had been found in our world, which could only mean one thing. Loki had escaped from his chains and had come to unleash his vengeance upon us."

In other words, too cheesy for me. This one's going to be short and sweet.

This book really had potential. Witches? Love 'em. Vampires? Ditto. Zombies? Not so much.

The premise was right up my alley: three centuries-old witches forbidden to practice magic. When their sleepy town of North Hampton becomes the home of several unexplained mysteries, it's time to dust off those wands and get back to it. But for me, Witches bordered a little too much on the sci-fi. And let me tell you, the Beauchamp family doesn't hold a candle to Matthew & Diana. The romance was there, but not in the brilliant way it was penned by Deborah Harkness. The magic was there, but it became tainted with demons and zombies.

The first in a trilogy, Witches of East End finishes with a decent cliffhanger. But, although it was a quick read, I don't care enough to pick up the remaining two.

And the book slump continues...

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