A water witch, Isabelle Novak has always led a chaotic, nomadic existence. But her life spins out of control when her sister—her only friend and emotional anchor—is killed by a demon. Driven by grief and a desire for revenge, she turns her back on the Coven and the rede they hold sacred: Harm thee none...My Thoughts: I have a funny reaction to this series. See, I do enjoy them. I really do. Yet... I have a hard time getting back into the books if I set them down. I don't have a reason for this peculiarity, it's just something that's happened with both books so far. It's weird because I like the story and I like the characters. I want to know how things are going to play out. I want to see where the unfolding revelations take the overall sotry arc. Why, then, do I have issues with finishing the books? I have no answer to this question. I have.no.answer.
When Isabelle first encounters Thomas Monahan, she’s running on pure rage and sorrow, channeling her pain into power—and trying to freeze the life out of a warlock she holds responsible for her sister’s death. Together, they form an uneasy alliance to hunt and destroy a demon of tremendous power. As head of the Coven, earth witch Thomas must thwart Isabelle’s dark impulses, but his very presence stirs deeper desires she never knew she had…
That said, this is an interesting series. Isabelle's nomadic lifestyle, her past, her bone deep attraction to Thomas were fun to read. Thomas' status as the mysterious king amongst the coven, the one that everyone respects yet no one gets close to is blown out of the water when Isabelle barrels into his life. He finds himself determined to convince her that she's meant to stay with him, she 's certain that she's not the settling down type.
The end of the book opened up a lot of doors plot-wise for the series. Big things happen, bigger revelations are uncovered, characters are introduced that I hope show up in later books.
See? I liked this book. I guess the key to me finishing the series is just to gobble it up in one fell swoop. I have a few more books, I can do that.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Witch Fire
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