I’m going to start this review by saying something bad about this book – it is the first in a series, and the other books have not yet been released! There, now that I got that out of the way, I can get to the good stuff. I was captivated by this story of three witches, all sisters, in late 1800’s New England. Following the death of their mother, Cate, Tess, and Maura Cahill are burdened by the secret of their magic. Even their own father was never entrusted with the truth of his daughters’ gifts. During a time when witchcraft was punished by imprisonment or even worse, staying mum about the whole issue was the safest option. However, now that a prophecy has been uncovered that may affect the future and safety of the Cahill sisters, they must face some very difficult decisions, and will be forced to choose between happiness or risking the lives of their sisters and fellow witches.
The next book in the series is rumored to be released next February, and I may just die before it’s published. I found myself caring very much for the futures of Cate, Maura, and Tess. Spotswood did a great job developing the characters in this novel and really bringing them to life. I felt their fear as they tried to stay under the radar, avoiding the judging glares from the religious Brotherhood, who regularly and unfairly rip women from their homes on the charge of performing magic.
It’s an easy read and was perfect for my weekend of relaxation, curled into a cushy couch with a blanket and a glass of wine. I hope you will give it a try!
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This book was sent to me for review. As always, all opinions are my own.