Friday, September 19, 2014

The Line

Book: The Line
Series: Witching Savannah #1
Author: JD Horn

Mercy Taylor, the youngest member of Savannah’s preeminent witching family, was born without the gift of magic. She is accustomed to coming in a distant second to the minutes older, exquisite and gifted twin she adores. Hopelessly in love with her sister’s boyfriend, she goes to a Hoodoo root doctor for a love spell. A spell that will turn her heart to another man, the best friend who has loved her since childhood.

Aunt Ginny, the family’s matriarch, would not approve. But Mercy has more to worry about than a love triangle when Aunt Ginny is brutally murdered. Ginny was the Taylor family’s high commander in the defense of the bewitched line that separates humankind from the demons who once ruled our realm.

A demon invasion looms now that the line is compromised. Worse yet, some within the witching world stand to gain from a demon takeover. Mercy, entangled in the dark magic of her love spell, fighting for her sister’s trust, and hopelessly without magic, must tap the strength born from being an outcast to protect the line she doesn’t feel a part of...

In this riveting contemporary fantasy, Horn delivers the full betrayal, blood, and familial discord of the best of Southern gothic.-Goodreads

Review: There is a lot going on in this book. 

The Good: great world building and I love the focus on witches. Mercy has a lot of potential for the series based on how this book ended.

The Not So Good: The book read like a YA novel and I'm hoping this changes in the next installment. There was almost no character development for Mercy's twin sister or Jackson (Mercy's sister's fiance who she is secretly in love with). There were a lot of twists at the end..I'll avoid spoilers but Mercy should re-evaluate some of her familial relationships. 

Overall-enjoyed this and I'll read the next one. 

Grade: 3/5

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