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Published by Self Published on June 30th 2015
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Come for the waffles. Stay for the magic.
Carlie McEwan loves many things.
She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY—a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is twenty-five pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her Grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest—and only—real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.
When a blonde stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost to forever to mankind. There are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years--Come find me.
Like the forest shadows, danger can run deep. The threat is real, but Carlie’s magic is born of a pure spirit. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.
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Book Review: 3,5 Stars
As a girl who has always wished to be a witch (you know what they said, reading leads to witchcraft and witchcraft leads to lesbianis, and I have 2 out of three down) I have to say I chose to read this book for the cover, I’m a superficial gal like that, but check that beauty! It has a Palmistry hand and it’s cute not sketchy!.
So, back to the important thing, the content of the book: We meet Carlie she’s a witch and she has a great sense of humor, I related to her immediately because I too can’t drive, she’s also a great Waffle coock, I’ll call her a Waffler, or maybe a Wafflitch, portmanteau of Waffles and Witch because both things are cool and important to the story ok?
It’s a story full of witchcraft, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures that I found interesting, it doesn’t even have lesbian witches (The AUDACITY!!!) which if you ask me could be improved in the next books of the saga, I’ll let you know if it happens (i’ll try to read more) this isn’t even my prefered genre but it was a fun read and as I said, Carlie has a great sense of humor which makes this book a great company while I rode the bus from work.
I don’t know why I didn’t connect with the romantic plot though, at first I thought it was because I’m not interested in a man, and I became overprotective of little badass Wafflitch Carlie but then I noticed it was a bit bland and forced, maybe if it went slower and planted the seeds for this epic romance in the next installment we could have focused more in the universe building that a rushed romance.