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Shygirl: Reading After Midnight

I will read anything I can get my hands on. Seriously.

 Most books I read are reviewed for Harlequin Junkie, but I'll have an occasional independent or author requested review that I'll post.

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Return of the Witch - Paula Brackston

‘I could feel the core of my being start to stir; the part of my soul where my magic lives. There is a bliss to connecting with that place. Good magic is pure, and strong, and wonderful, and to know that it is a part of me is the most amazing thing.’

The Return of the Witch was a paranormal-slash-time-travel tale of good vs evil that completely swept me away with author Paula Brackston’s smart writing and the characters’ palpable emotions.

 

Now this story was quite the adventure. Beginning in modern day and then time traveling back to the 17th and 19th centuries, we followed Elizabeth and Tegan as they took separate journeys in their pursuit to stop evil warlock Gideon. Their dual POVs worked quite well, I thought, in highlighting not only the differences between Tegan and Elizabeth’s powers, but also how differently people were treated and/or viewed in the three centuries we explored. Of course, it didn’t matter which century they were in when people began throwing the word ‘witch’ around. Bad things tended to happen afterwards, unfortunately.

 

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