Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Review ~ Witches 101: A Witches of East End Primer by Melissa De La Cruz

Title: Witches 101: A Witches of East End Primer
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Released: June 8th 2011
Published by: Hyperion Books
Page Amount: 31 pages, ebook edition

Goodreads Blurb:
Almost three million copies of The Blue Bloods series in print, Melissa de la Cruz has now written her first paranormal romance for adults, on sale June 21st.  The first in the Beauchamp Series, the book features a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites.  It' s a page-turning, heart-stopping, magical summer read, fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

But before you read the book, meet the Witches!  In this primer, you' ll meet the three Beauchamp women - Joanna, Ingrid, and Freya - learn a little bit about their special powers, and even get some tips so you can cast a few spells of your own.

This is an introduction to Melissa De La Cruz's adult series The Beauchamp Family. This is a series about a family of witches, the Beauchamp women. Joanna, Ingrid and Freya. Freya was in one of the stories in Melissa De La Cruz's book Bloody Valentine (A Blue Bloods Book). 

In this primer there are the first three chapters of the first book in the series. As well as information about each of the Beauchamp women. Including their special powers and some of their favorite spells. 

The writing was interesting and enjoyable just as in her Blue Bloods series. I know this an adult series but it was only the first three chapters so it was hard to tell how mature the content got. There was one part that would be a little mature for younger teenagers I think, but nothing over the top.

What I enjoyed the most were the profiles of each of the Beauchamp women. I enjoyed learning about their powers, personality, and favorite spells. 

Enjoyable and I will have to check out the series one day. But for now, I have other things on my reading list that take priority. 

I think I give this one 4 stars.

<3 Amanda Leigh

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