Saturday, August 15, 2015

Review: The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer

The Witches of BlackBrook 
by Tish Thawer
Pub. Date:  June 23, 2015
Publisher:  Amber Leaf Publishing
Pages:  268
Format:  eARC
Source:  Xpresso Book Tours

My Rating:  
Sultry Scale:

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?

I have read a lot of the history of the Salem Witch Trials, and I love fictional books with those aspects and themes. So I was excited for this book because it's been a while since I've read a good witchy story. Unfortunately this book fell extremely flat for me and I almost DNF'd it several times.

I was unable to connect to any single character, or the group of them as a whole. They were all very one-dimensional to me and I didn't feel like they showed any emotion. The bulk of the story seemed like dialogue. Very proper dialogue. The characters had these proper yet stilted conversations that were just a little to clean and neat and without an iota of emotion. And now I'm being repetitive because I can't think of anything else to say. I would have liked to see some kind of inner monologue or freak out when the characters were fighting or when there was a death, but each situation was dealt with in a few sentences and we moved on.

So the story didn't make me feel anything but "meh". Because I couldn't connect, I also couldn't get invested in the romance or drama (which was somewhat predictable). And after finishing, I kinda wished I would've DNF'd and moved on to something else.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately it didn't work for me. 2 stars / 1 flame.

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