#Review The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer

Posted July 27, 2015 by lucas in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

#Review The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish ThawerThe Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer
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Published by Amber Leaf Publishing on June 23, 2015
Genres: Paranormal
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Source: Xpresso Book Tours

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 hurtles 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.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Since I can remember I’ve been obsessed with witches, every time someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was A WITCH!, by the time I was 12 I had read everything I could about witches books, witches in real life and finally had my first contact with the Wicca religion and I was in love.

Growing up a catholic, going to a catholic school for girls it was hard to wrap my head around a lot of this stuff but I was hooked and the more I read about it the more I wanted to be a witch, the more I felt like one and then I just… grew up, realized I couldn’t be a professional witch, still loved it even though I became a graphic communication designer and continued reading about it. Celebrating pagan holidays and just trying to balance my life.

The reason I went into all this, to tell you I was very excited about this book, the excerpt and cover of the book made me so happy and hopeful, it was Salem, witches, sisterhood, magic, love, romance and it was everything I love about witchcraft and Wicca in general, but then… I read the book.

It’s a fairly short story that I have to push myself to read for over 2 weeks, when I normally would have read it in 2 days at a slow pace so it’s not a good start.

I’m not going to delve into the plot, I’m just going to say I found it very predictable and one dimensional.

The characters all have the same voices, the dialogues are very flat, too formal and you can’t even pinpoint the character’s personalities in them, in addition to all this it’s hard to relate to the emotions and feelings I think the author tried to convey because I don’t think even the characters know what they were feeling or the appropriate response to some stimuli. eg: If you’ve spent centuries looking for your family and you finally find them, in addition you find your soulmate which you weren’t expecting I’d think you’d feel joy, maybe feel scared but excited, nervous, curious, but something! here the main character just goes with it as if it wasn’t even an issue.

When the characters are fighting or in a “heated” conversation and even when some offensive things are being said everyone keeps being all happy and not worried. I doubt this characters are even human.

I think the intention of the book was good but the depth of the story and characters wasn’t fully explored.

Maybe I feel this way because of the passion and interest I feel for the subject and my expectations were too high, I want to give kudos on the spells the author went with, very cute and actually have a nice rhythm.

Stars: 2 because I believe in the good intention and it’s a story with a lot of potential, by the end of my reading I thought I just read a manuscript that needed work and evolving so maybe the next ones are going to be a lot better written, investigated and by then maybe the author will know her characters enough to give them separate voices to each of them.


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