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Wednesday 30 September 2015

The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer ~ Review

The Witches of BlackBrook

by Tish Thawer

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Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: XPresso Book Tours

Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.

Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day.

One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver.

Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever?

~ Review ~  

Three sisters lived as witches at a time when the Salem witch prosecution was very much alive, Trin, the oldest of the three and the most powerful was sent to the pyre for helping a woman save her child, but as she burnt at the pyre, being such a powerful witch she cast a spell to send her and her sisters to the future, unfortunately it didn't go as well as she thought and they got separated and for decades after that they continue to look for each other in each of their different lives.

The Witches of Blackbrook reminded me somewhat of Charmed the TV series with 3 witch sisters who would do anything for each other with the strength of their magic somewhat linked together. This book was truly addictive to read, I read 70% in one sitting. It was short, fast-paced and quite exciting with  many twists and turns to keep you constantly guessing. I was loving the writing style as Thawer weaved the past and present together in the form of flashbacks to help the readers with the mystery element of the story.

Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed The Witches of Blackbrook for it's suspenseful and original plot line I found the characters lacking a bit of depth, I didn't feel like I really got to know many of the characters apart from the protagonist, Trin, and I also felt that the ending was slightly anti-climatic and left me with more questions than answers. However, I must keep in mind that this is the first book in the series so Tish may weave more of the story in consecutive books.

The Witches of Blackbrook is still worth picking up with its great and original story line, mysterious elements and Thawer's awesome writing technique it'll definitely keep you turning the pages.

Many Thanks to XPresso Book Tours for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review



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