Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time.
I really shouldn't be surprised at how much I liked this book, almost all of my GR friends sang its praise. The plot was in-depth, elaborate, never boring and unabashedly addictive. I was bewitched (hehe) by the characters (especially the dashing Elijah) even despite the unanswered, messy Love Triangle. The full cast of characters were diverse and authentic. The MC was unapologetically sarcastic, stubborn, realistically flawed, a tad annoying but overall likeable. I would have given this 5 stars if the writing would have been better. Even though the subject matter came across as extremely well researched and very entertaining, the writing was a bit sophomoric. In no way was the writing "Bad" but it was most certainly middle of the road Meh.
I was shocked to find out there was a second book because the first wrapped up satisfyingly neat and sweet with a dash of tear inducing heartbreak. There were twists and turns abound and though I played the "Who Dunnit" game almost the entirety of the book, in the end it turns out that I had the identity of The "Big Baddy" figured out relatively early on. I definitely recommend this witchy book that had me enraptured from about the 20% mark on.
Book #2 is now close to the top of mount TBR.