Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Melissa de la Cruz
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From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.
The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.
For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Worth reading but not great
The first half of the book is choppy. Jumps back and forth between characters. Last half of book was a page turner, but the ending was odd. Worth reading, but not a great book.
OMG LOVE IT-PLEASE LOWER PRICE FOR NEXT BOOK 😭💸
So I love the book. I really do! I love the price and reading it- I finished it in a DAY and I was so hungry for more of this story because (SPOILER) it had Norse mythology in it and THATS SO COOL also it's in the same universe as Blue Bloods! (END SPOILER) But the book lacked explaining of events. The people were well explained and I think too much into detail about minute people. But the author is respected and she does great work. I just wish the second book didn't cost so much 😭 I don't have money to spend that much on a book on my phone .. It's so sad. I wish I could read it. So so bad. And the next book after that. Maybe just go to Melissa and say "Hey let's talk about these 'witches'" *sigh* well that's my review.
What a wonderful twist of events! I was held captive for the entire book, and couldn't be happier with the ending. And to think-I almost didn't buy this book because of the naysayers. Well shame on them, this is an absolutely intriguing read. You won't be disappointed. :-)