I have been a fan of this series since the first book was published, so I couldn t wait to get my hands on the latest installment While this book isn t among my favorites of the series, it s still pretty good One of the things that I love about this series is that the storytelling is still going strong 10 books in, which is a great accomplishment It s not boring and it doesn t show any signs of starting to falter If anything, it s building up and packing punches than ever.
This time around, Lily becomes involved in a series of mysteries that are all connected to Alcatraz As a California native, Alcatraz does have a mysterious allure not that Lily sees it that way She doesn t want anything to do with Alcatraz, but fate has other plans for her Going against every warning bell in her body, Lily stands tall and makes her way to Alcatraz only to discover that an old foe is waiting for her.
I absolutely love that we got to spend some time with Lily s grandmother, Graciela, and her coven in addition to her mother I wish that we got to spend time with them, but there were important things going on Graciela and her coven are a trip I know they re fictional characters, but I just want to hang out with them We saw a little less of Lily s mom but I m also glad that they re mending their burnt bridge.
It was also great to see Lily become involved with Sailor s family as she gets closer to her handfasting with Sailor Of course, she and Sailor continue to bicker instead of talking until later in the book I always wondered how long their relationship will last with the amount of bickering and the lack of serious relationship conversations, so we ll see how that goes I did like that they took two steps forward together, which makes me feel positive about their handfasting Of course, I still remember when they first got together, much to their surprise, so it is great to see them going somewhat strong.
As always, I m excited to see where the story will take us next, especially after Lily s latest showdown with some powerful foes It was great seeing the supernatural community unite It s a glimpse at what is to come and just how powerful Lily and her allies are together.
A Supernatural Force On The Loose In San Francisco And A Family Reunion Keeps Witch And Vintage Storeowner Lily Ivory On Her Toes As She Prepares To Walk Down The Aisle When Lily Ivory Stumbles On The Uniform Of A Former Prisoner From Alcatraz And SFPD Inspector Carlos Romero S Cousin Is Kidnapped, Lily Suspects Something Dangerous Has Been Unleashed On The Ghost Ridden Island Of Alcatraz She Ll Have To Sleuth Out The Culprit When She S Not Busy Entertaining Her Visiting Relatives And Resolving Romantic Conflicts As Her Wedding Date Approaches Could Recent Omens Be Pointing To The Magical Threat In Her Adopted City If So, She Ll Have To Line Up Her Allies To Change The Fate Of The Bay Area Because No Matter What, Lily S Determined To Celebrate Her Marriage With Her Friends By Her Side Even If It Means Battling A Demonic Foe Before She Can Make It To The Altar A delightful story I thoroughly enjoyed the latest A Witchcraft Mystery Delightful characters and situations Oscar is a hoot I will share my review soon.
One of my favorite series, and this entry is one of the best.
This book is the tenth book in the series, and it s still going strong To be honest, I haven t read a book in this series in a while, but I had no problems keeping up with everything, a definite plus I loved all the characters, but I don t feel I knew Sailor very well, someone I think I would have liked to know better However, maybe that was just because he didn t play a huge role in this one I found the plot interesting, so much so, I d like to find out about Alcatraz, maybe even visit there soon Overall, I really liked this cozish paranormal mystery, and you should definitely give it a try I highly recommend this book I was provided the e book which I voluntarily reviewed.
and BetrothedWitchcraft Mystery 10By Juliet BlackwellISBN 9780451490612Author s website julietblackwell.
netBrought to you by OBS Reviewer DanieleSynopsis A supernatural force on the loose in San Francisco and a family reunion keeps witch and vintage storeowner Lily Ivory on her toes as she prepares to walk down the aisle When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero s cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost ridden island of Alcatraz She ll have to sleuth out the culprit when she s not busy entertaining her visiting relatives and resolving romantic conflicts as her wedding date approaches Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city If so, she ll have to line up her allies to change the fate of the Bay Area Because no matter what, Lily s determined to celebrate her marriage with her friends by her side even if it means battling a demonic foe before she can make it to the altar.
Review Each book in the Witchcraft Series is great fun, and this tenth installment, Bewitched and Betrothed, is the best book yet in the series Romance, demons, the mystique of Alcatraz, a kidnapping, and an uncertain fate for San Francisco come together to make a quick moving, entertaining tale.
One of author Juliet Blackwell s greatest skills is making the paranormal world work seamlessly with the real world, and it all makes sense and feels completely plausible There is always a great deal of magic involved with the stories, but here it is especially vital Everywhere one looks, the paranormal is there allowing readers to suspend reality and believe that a cataclysmic event could indeed be due to the battle of good vs evil There is much than the fate of the world at stake Lily is about to get married, Romero s cousin is kidnapped, and a decades old mystery needs to be solved I like protagonist Lily, and she has grown so much over the course of the series, starting out as a fragile yet tough on the outside loner and becoming the warm, strong witch that she is today surrounded by a supportive community Getting to know Lily s grandmother and her coven is a hoot What a treasure trove of outrageous in the best way characters Sailor is as secretive as ever and Aiden just as enigmatic Of course, Lily s familiar Oscar is the real star.
Faithful readers of the series will be delighted with the magical milieu and sequence of events The tale imparts excitement, suspense, and whimsy throughout The conclusion is gratifying, and I look forward to many adventures with Lily and company Highly recommended to fans of paranormal cozy mysteries OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review This is book 10 in A Witchcraft Mystery series I have read only 1 previous book in the series This may be the reason I just didn t love the story Lily goes to Alcatraz Island and finds the ghost population is rampant She is in the midst of planning her wedding and isn t sure if it will come off as planned Many previous characters are in this story I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This is one of my favorite paranormal mystery series and this tenth installment was worth the wait, in my opinion Juliet Blackwell has done a wonderful job of crafting the character of Lily Ivory Over the course of ten books, the reader has watched Lily grow in both her magic and her relationships She had gone from solitary witch to building a family and community that supports her and provides her with friendship and love With this 10th installment, the author continues to develop Lily s magic and her position in the magical community The mystery element was well done and this book had me hooked from the first chapter Like every other book in the series, once I crack open the spine the book I just want to devour each page I am looking forward to what this author has in store for Lily, Sailor, Oscar and all the other secondary characters as she continues to grow and develop this series I will definitely be back for.
In Bewitched and Betrothed there was much taking place for vintage clothing storeowner Lily Ivory Her time was sparse as it was with her upcoming handfasting to her beau, Sailor, that the last thing she needed was a piece of clothing to enter her shop that had the most sinister feel to it Despite wishing that she had never laid eyes on the shirt, a shirt that seemed to have been a prisoner s shirt from the famous Alcatraz, Lily does her best to nullify the evil vibes that the thing carried and make it as safe as she could With that done, all she wanted was to get back to planning her honeymoon but when her friend, who had been given the shirt, was taken, and all signs pointed to her abduction being tied to the ex prison itself, Lily has to set her wants and desires aside to do what she does best, investigate, and hope to survive the all out magical war that seems to be looming on the horizon.
There was a lot to appreciate in this story with the famous Alcatraz prison being a central part I liked the history and fantasy that was weaved surrounding the prison and current day tourist attraction I know if I ever go there to visit that I will have this story in mind In addition to the mystery element, there were many high emotions surrounding Lily s upcoming handfasting Lily had much to deal with when it came to her fianc s family, her family, and her grandmother s coven There was also one character introduced that made little sense to me on why she was added I don t see her character continuing in this series so to me it was like she was a filler to add drama and solidify what was between Lily and Sailor I could have done without all of that but it would appeal to some readers Overall, Bewitched and Betrothed was a nice addition to this series and I am excited to see what takes place in the next installment.
This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Berkley Prime Crime It is an honest and voluntary review The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.