Witches 101: A Witches of East End Primer (The Beauchamp Family)
Almost three million copies of The Blue Bloods series in print, Melissa de la Cruz has now written her first paranormal romance for adults, on sale June 21st. The first in the Beauchamp Series, the book features a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites. It' s a page...more
Review: I got this from Amazon because I got the first book, but wanted to know more about the women before reading, and I normally find these little novellas after the fact, so I am glad that I found out about this one before I started the series. I f ...more
Having said that, it's really a great way to get an introduction to this new series and an even better way to get hooked.
I realize that you can get a sample, so it seems redundant, but not everyone uses a Kindle, so for them to be abl ...more
The last few pages do have little paragraphs about each character and a little 'spell' or two from them, but the bulk of this 'prequel' is taken directly from the novel itself. (It's fee, though, so...)
When Freya becomes upset, things tend to go wrong around her. She's engaged to Bran, but there are problems. Bran's younger brother may have a thing for her. She finds herself attracted to him. Ingrid is considered an old maid. She works as a librarian.
The sisters have been banned from using their magical abilities.
Joanna works around their house, constantly painting and fixing things. I ...more
Also, my first thoughts about the characters? I think I like Joanna, the mother, the most. Nex ...more
Each short chapter introduces us to Ingrid, the Librarian, Freya, who is about to be married but ends up crushing on her fiance's brother, and their mother Joanna, who is constantly changing color and arrangements in their home.
It se ...more
That aside, there is nothing here that would make me want to purchase the first book of the series. The characters seemed kind of flat and predictable. I thought the end--with all the made-up spells--was particularly cheesy.
There is just not enough material to catch my interest and I really dislike spending time reading something incomplete (but that's jus ...more
This primer is a good preview of the novel itself especially if you are not quite decided on whether or not you'd ...more
I'm really pretty excited to read the novel and find out what happens.
This book introduced readers to the family of witches and the town in which they live. It moved along at a great pace, has characters that you fall in love with and a great story.
Melissa de la Cruz is a very talented author and I look forward to reading more in this series in the future.
I thought this was helpful and gave enough information as to help me decide that I do want to read this series! I'm excited to start it and find out what happens because, of course, the short excerpt ended with a slight cliff hanger.
This was a good sneak peek but not nearly enough. I guess the author didn't want to give very much away. After reading this, I may have do decide between reading the books and watching the tv series because they seem to be different.
Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like ...more