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100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews

I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way.  I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.

The Witches of BlackBrook

The Witches of BlackBrook - Tish Thawer

In 1693 Karina Howe was burned as a witch; she and her two sisters Kara and Kenna lived as true witches in Ipswitch, Massachusetts.  Before Karina could be burned alive, however, she cast a powerful spell that launched the souls of herself and her sisters forward through time.  The demon that separated them in 1693 also managed to get caught up in Karina's spell and finds a way every generation to keep one sister separate from the others so their full potential will never be reached.  Presently, in Blackbrook, NY Karina lives as Trin with one of her sisters, Kit and they have spent all of their lives looking for the third sister.  When Caris and her cousin Jason move into town, Trin feels a bond of the sisterhood with them.  The more time Trin spends with Caris and Jason, the more she feels that they are connected, but as their connection grows, an evil shadow seems to tear them apart.


This was a quick, fun paranormal romance read.  I really liked the idea that the witches were not truly killed, but their souls carried on through time.  At first the plot seemed very simple to me, Trin and Kit are looking for their sister, and when Caris moves into town everything seems to be solved.  However, when Caris and Jason arrive, another mystery is introduced.  The black shadow that follows them around and seems to deter them from being with one another opens up Trin to her past lives.  I really did enjoy Trin trying to figure out the connection between herself, Kit, Jason and Caris, and when it was finally revealed, I was not expecting it at all.  A dramatic ending tied everything up nicely with a very different outcome for the witches of Salem than anyone would have expected.


This book was received for free in return for an honest review.