(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I found this book quite easy to read. I was somewhat confused by the fact that Wes didn’t know about witches at first, but it made sense as the book went on and I got a bit more of an understanding of the department he’d joined.
I couldn’t help feeling somewhat sorry for Wes. It was interesting to see the author give him a clear weakness, though I did notice it didn’t really seem to crop up as much as it could have done.
I thought it was good how there were the two different types of witches, though what did confuse me a bit was how the witches were one or the other. I wasn’t very clear on if they were born to one or the other, or if it was something they could decide to do or not.
I did find Morgan to be an interesting character, even though I thought she was a bit too stubborn at times. It was interesting to see some of the non-witch people. I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Jasmine at points in this book… and I did think that the face cream was an interesting idea and how it worked sounded quite unique.
I didn’t see a whole lot of difference in the way the different witches cast. I would have liked a bit more explanation about that, especially since most of the witches seemed to make use of rhymes. I didn’t know if that was something all of them used… or just some of them.
It was interesting to see the use of shapeshifting. I would have liked to see a bit more depth to some of the bad characters, though it did seem like some explanation was given for Bernadette. I did like Junie as a character… and I loved the fact she had a cat who actually played a big part in the book later on.
It was interesting to learn of the history of the witches, especially since the Salem Witch trials were a real thing and an awful time in human history. I wasn’t as sold on the romance… I would have liked to see that develop a bit more.
I’d probably be interested in reading a sequel to this book at some point in the future. It would be good to see more of the characters and the next case Alistair and Wes find themselves embroiled in.