*I received a free ebook copy of this from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
The Witches of BlackBrook
Author: Tish Thawer
series: (Witches of BlackBrook #1)
Publication date: June 23rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
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 hurdles 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?
A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
The Witches of BlackBrook is a book about three sisters escaping a time of the witch trials and being transported to the future, in a way. In each life they live, they are meant to find each other, to be together again. However, for some reason, Trin (the eldest sister who cast the spell that allowed them to escape) can only find one sister in each life. She becomes slightly obsessed with finding her last sister, and so when she meets the Hardy’s and sparks erupt, she gets her hopes up. But that’s just the beginning. There’s still a lot of secrets, deceit, evil, and bad intentions hanging around in the air. And with all these weird occurrences happening, who knows what’s really happening? Unless of course, someone isn’t who they say they are…
I like this book. It’s all about reuniting as a family and fighting off the evil trying to keep said family separated. It had mystery, romance, paranormal occurrences (obviously). It was a fight to find out what was happening and why and how to stop it once the sister’s figured it out. It was enjoyable to read.
The characters were good. I like Trin and how she’s fiercely protective. I love how she cares so much for her family that she’ll do everything in her power to be with them again. It’s only natural that she’d get a little obsessed and desperate enough to think every witch she encounters could be her long lost sister. But that’s what makes her easier to connect with, because we all get lost in our desires at times. I like how she never gave up even though people around her died, while other lie to her and use her. She’s strong and a likable character.
Kit is a jealous little thing. I couldn’t understand why she was always so jealous. I mean, I had my ideas, my predictions, but it didn’t really make sense. Especially the parts we read in her POV. Those don’t make sense anymore, especially not after the ending. It’s almost like she’s two different people. I don’t know. It doesn’t really work for me. At least she was nice and cares about Trin, though. For that, she is still a character I like. It made the story more enjoyable.
While I like this book however, at times the dialogue didn’t feel natural. It felt rather… choppy. As well as the fact that things at times were rushed. The ending was the most rushed, because at first. the sister’s have no clue what their next move will be and then BAM! Trin has sex and she knows all the answers? She knows exactly how the night will play out and what she needs to do? I don’t know. It just doesn’t work for me. I get that they’re witches, but it happened all so suddenly and then it was over. The book itself is fairly fast paced, yes, but even so, some things just went by a little too fast with little or no explanation.
Overall, I like this book. I do. But it was a bit rushed, some things didn’t fall into place at the end, and it didn’t always flow well. I still recommend this to lovers of paranormal, witchy reads though!