Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Series: The Beauchamp Family, #1
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: 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.
Review: I fell in love with Melissa de la Cruz' writing after reading The Blue Bloods Series and even though I knew that this was an adult novel I had to read it. Also I was excited because it had become a Tv show too. This read was enjoyable, I liked all of the paranormal aspects and I enjoyed the overall story. I also liked the few twists that happened. I look forward to continuing this series. I would recommend this to those who love witch books. Now what I really want to talk about. IF YOU HAVE READ THIS BOOK DO NOT WATCH THE TV SHOW!!! Or vise versa. They are nothing alike. A few names and points are the same but that's it. Names are different, none of the characters look like how they are described in the book and the whole storyline is different. It drove me insane. So just heed my warning.
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