A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan 5/5 Stars
I don’t know how I missed a book about a line of French witches for four years but here we are. I loved this book. It’s a perfect witch/magic theme and is very connected to nature. It follows five generations and feels very much like five closely connected short stories. They’re each fascinating and heartbreaking in their own way but have many common themes throughout. Some of my favorites are discovering how each find their magic and their familiars. Also a perfect winter read.
Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest 5/5 Stars
A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong 5/5 Stars
I’m so glad I bought this on a whim during a huge kindle sale of the book. There’s time travel, ghosts, romance, a broody Victorian gentleman. What more does one need? The story is familiar enough with the time-travel romance and unique enough with the ghosts to make this an exciting comfort read. This book started as a bedtime read and soon grew into a read-any-chance-I-have book. There are many mysteries in the story that lead nicely into the following book, which I also enjoyed, as well as the two novellas currently out. Excited to see more books in the series on the horizon.
A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw 5/5 Stars
It’s difficult to say what I loved about this book without giving the ending away, but I will say that for me the characters and town of Pastoral were intriguing and the mystery was exactly my kind of spooky. I really liked Ernshaw’s writing and was happy to find that her other books have been on my TBR for a while. Highly recommended.
The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White 4/5 Stars
The ending and the darkest book in the trilogy, I think it ends things nicely. My favorite of the series was still the first book. Well, what can one say in a review about the final book without giving too much away? I would have liked to see less of some things and more of others (most notably, better chemistry between Arthur and Guinevere.) I didn’t like this trilogy as much as The Conqueror’s Saga.
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