The Witches of Blackbrook (Book One of Series). Book Review.

Title: The Witches of Blackbrook (Book One of Series)

Author: Tish Thawer

Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing

Year: 2015

“Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound.”

Witches of Blackbrook

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.

I flew through this book, it literally took me 4 and a half hours to read it, i was so hungry for the magic on these pages, I haven’t read a book so quickly since the Twilight series. Tish Thawer takes us on a magical but complicated journey into the lives of three sister witches. Katrine, now known as Trin, is the eldest and is living with Kit who she has found in every new life her soul leads. Together, over many centuries, they search for their other sister but something has been blocking them from finding her. Trin works as a massage therapist, using her magical powers for good. One day Trin meets a cute, local policeman named Jason and finds out he has a cousin, Caris. Immediately Trin feels a kinship with them, a magic spark if you will.

Tish takes us on a journey into their lives, she writes well, though the dialog does feel forced and somewhat stiff at times. We learnt quite a bit about Trin in this first novel but not much about the supporting characters. We are taken back and forth through time with Trin’s memories and flashbacks which were interesting and it was good to imagine the family dynamic they had in the past, it made me feel hopeful she would get to experience that again in the near future.

All in all I found it to be an enjoyable read and I look forward to seeing what comes next for Trin and her sisters and how this series ends. I’m really hoping we delve deeper into the supporting characters in book two, I’d love to know more about Caris. I’d definitely recommend this series for young adults, the older souls will probably find the writing to be a bit too young for them.

You can find Book 1 here: The Witches of Blackbrook Book 1

Rating out of 10: 8.5

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