Book Review: Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

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Counting Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Blood series as one of my literary guilty pleasures, I decided to give her new series, Witches of East End, a try.

Witches of East End centers around the Beauchamp family of witches, Joanna and her daughters, Ingrid and Freya. They’re immortals who have had to suppress their magic since the Salem witch trials, each one having their own unique powers.

When they go against the magical ban, odd occurrences start happening and they soon realize their quiet town is in grave danger and it’s up to them to save the day.

I really enjoyed parts of this story. Since this is the first in the series there’s a lot of background information and not a lot of action until the last few chapters of the book. The Beauchamp’s are likable witches, Freya being my favorite. She’s outgoing and brazen, the opposite of her librarian sister.

This book is more adult genre than YA due to the more descriptive sexual encounters. A nice surprise indeed!

Everything came together nicely at the end, however, I felt it was a bit rushed. I enjoyed the Norse mythology. Some of the secondary plot lines were unnecessary and didn’t add anything to the story. Two characters from the Blue Blood series make an appearance as well as the “glom”.
I did notice a few editing errors in the last quarter of the book.

She set up an ending cliffhanger which reveals the plot of the next book.

If your new to Melissa de la Cruz, start with her Blue Blood series. It’s addicting! This series has potential, it just wasn’t my favorite.

View this book on Amazon.com: Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family)

View this book on Goodreads.

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