Title: The Water Witch
Author: Juliet Dark
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Status: Available now
*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.
(by goodreads.com)After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the Honeysuckle Forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine River, more trouble is stirring… .
The enchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college.
To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.
So lol this book. When I requested it from Netgalley I didn’t realize it was the second in the series but luckily it didn’t really matter the author gave you enough background to know what was going on without having read the first one. Also it seemed that if you had read the first one, the background details weren’t gone through in the play-by-play method that P.C. Cast uses that annoyed the hell out of me. (why did I waste all that time on that YA vampire series I do not know -__- )
Anyway this book was entertaining I know I found it humorous when it wasn’t meant to be but it was cheesy bad but in a good way. There were elements of danger, and the love scenes were … sorry funny but all and all I’m not sorry I read it. I might go back and read the first one we’ll see.
Overall Rating: 4.5/7
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