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Pawsitively Cursed

(Witch of Edgehill #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  88 reviews
The only thing more twisted than a cursed witch is her family tree.

For the past fourteen years, Edgehill’s resident secret witch, Amber Blackwood, has been haunted by her parents’ deaths. The whole town knows about the tragedy, but the details remain a mystery even to Amber. From her tiny studio apartment above her shop, The Quirky Whisker, Amber can see her partially rebu
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by Ringtail Press
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PAWSITIVELY CURSED by Melissa Erin Jackson is a well-written supernatural cozy mystery. While this is the second book in the Witch of Edgehill series, it worked well as a standalone novel.

The story takes place in the fictional town of Edgehill, Oregon where witch Amber Blackwood has resided all of her life. She is considered reclusive and a bit odd by the townspeople and runs a shop called the Quirky Whisker that has her small studio apartment above it. She makes and sells magically infused toys
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a supernatural cozy mystery, and It is the 2nd book in the Witch of Edgehill series. I have read the first book in this series two times, and I really enjoyed it. This one has Amber's Aunt that raise her, her sister, and her Uncle. It also has flashbacks for her parents that has died. I am happy to see more into Amber's family in this book. Also it show her learning more about her powers. I have to say I love this book way more then the first book, and I did love the first book. ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Amber is a witch. She owns a shop in Edgehill which sells clever moving toys which customers think are engineered, but which are really enchanted. Some power hungry witches want a grimoire which they are convinced Amber is hiding, and ostensibly will go to any length to obtain. I liked this well-crafted paranormal adventure, especially the way the author introduced the novel by telling us the backstory of Amber, her sister, and the death of their parents. Recommended for anyone who enjoys an exc ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Amber has always known there was more to her parents' deaths than a random accident. When her Aunt Gretchen shows up unexpectedly with a story about how a member of a cursed witch clan is heading to Edgehill specifically seeking Amber, Amber begins to suspect that this is no coincidence and Aunt Gretchen knows a lot more than she's claimed in the past.

Pawsitively Poisonous is the second in the Witch of Edgehill series by Melissa Erin Jackson. I am quite enjoying these paranormal mysteries! It wa
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
In Pawsitively Cursed, Amber Blackwood is a witch who has been through much heartache, including the most recent loss of her friend, Melanie. Despite being a lifelong resident of Edgehill, Amber has very little in the way of close friendships. This was a deliberate choice on Amber’s part because she has never fully recovered from the loss of her parents. They died in a tragic fire but Amber has always believed that there was more to the story, despite everyone’s insistence that it was just an un ...more
Nancy D   Miz-Firefly aka Sparky
I started wishing for this book the minute I finished Pawsitively Poisonous. That story was interesting. I loved the characters, and the mystery kept me guessing. But I really wanted to know more about Amber's past. I couldn't' wait to meet her sister. And I was dying to know what happened to her parents. Ms Jackson did such a good job building anticipation for Cursed I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.

And it did not disappoint. Pawsitively Cursed drew me right in, and did not let me go
Pawsitively Cursed by Melissa Erin Jackson
Book #2: Witch of Edgehill Series
Source: Purchase
Rating: 4½/5 stars

At the end of my review for the first book in this series, I noted that if it were to survive and be successful there needed to be evolution. I got exactly what I asked for and I got it in spades!

Amber Blackwood has always suspected her parents weren’t victims of an accidental fire, but something far more nefarious. Though she has asked her beloved aunt Gretchen many, many times about the
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The second book in this series and I loved it. I bought this the moment I finished the first book and it was worth every penny. Amber, the MC is a witch living in a small town that loves everything cat. Amber, her sister and her Aunt need to understand the past in order to have a future. The plot is a little dark but still includes the humor and fun that I found in the first book. The author evokes emotion throughout the story. The characters are well developed and the relationships are realisti ...more
E.J. Hill
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-favorites, ya, fantasy
I could not put this book down! It was so good! Book #1 was amazing, but this one brought everything up to the next level.

Amber went from fearing and hiding her powers at all costs, to embracing them. She still had insecurities, but throughout this story, she became stronger and more confident. I loved the addition of Willow and Aunt Gretchen! It was really fun to see how Amber interacted with her family and other witches, and also to see what other witches are capable of. We didn't get to see
It's the second book I read in this series that is becoming one of my favorite.
It's a great paranormal cozy with a darker twist and some sadness. This mix makes it really enjoyable and makes you crave for more.
The world building is interesting, I love the description of the town full of references to the feline world.
The cast of characters is likeable, realistic and well written.
The plot is full of twists and turns and fast paced.
I look forward to reading the next instalment in this series.
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and Ringtail press for providing me with an E-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't been this drawn into a book series in a long time. I loved meeting Amber and everyone in Edgehill in book one, but I loved meeting her family and learning more about her magic even more. This managed to be a little dark and scary while still maintaining all the fun and goofy charm of a cozy mystery. I really, really enjoyed reading this and recommend this series to an
Amber Smith
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I love Amber! This witchy cozy mystery was so good. The story was interesting. It pulled me in immediately. I was sad for Amber in this one. We got to see a lot of the past which was hard for her. I love this series. The narrator was awesome too!
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you @netgalley for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This is book 2 in the Witch of Edgehill series.

I really enjoyed the first book in this fun paranormal cozy. This sequel was fantastic from start to finish. It captured my attention immediately and had me quickly flipping the pages for more. Amber thought enchanted toys and the local police chief would be the worst of her problems, but boy was she wrong. Her aunt, Gretchen, and sister, Willow, show up in town along w
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the opening where our protagonist Amber is chasing a bewitched toy lion who in turn is chasing Amber's orange and white cat (aptly named Tom) to the naming of town shops (Purrfectly Scrumptions, The Catty Melt), streets (Russian Blue Avenue, Catnip and Scritch Boulevards), and the yearly festival (Here and Meow) it is just utterly adorable. If someone had tried to describe all of that to me I'd probably have rolled my eyes and said 'pass' but it all somehow works here. 

While Pawsitively Cur
Penny Hickman
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great paranormal mystery Pawsitively Cursed is the second book in this series and is well worth the read. The author pulls you in right from the beginning. Aunt Gretchen, Amber and Willow are all together again and for a reason. They need to protect Amber and each other. I won't give the story away, but I will say the book was really good and I will continue with this series to see where things go. You have murder, a case of mistaken identity, (or was it) and so much more. The past has come back ...more
Jodi Sweet
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better! This time Amber, her sister, Willow, and Aunt Gretchen have to fight an evil, cursed, Penhallow. Amber learns more about her magic and her family’s past. It dredges up a lot of heartache, but she has to know to be able to fight the evil.
I’m in love with these characters. The author makes them so real! The suspense of finding out what was going to happen kept me on the edge. How things were occurring and playing out...fantastic! Bring on the next one!

I received
Garrett Lemons
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
The first book in this series is fun, but this one ramps it up a notch. The fun nuance of Charmed meets Gilmore Girls gets a smidge darker and romantic and I was all in. This story breathes and yet packs a very concise punch. The ending left me distraught in the most understandable ways. Can’t wait for #3!
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ooooooo to finally being able to find out what actually happens to her parents!! Aunt Gretchen keeping secrets!! Love her stories and how a witch can live among plain ole humans in a small town yet spill a little magic into her shop is wonderful!! Such a pleasure reading book after book!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked this book more than the first of the series. There are some points where I felt frustrated, the story line didn't seem to be moving but it finally got to the point of the resolution. It was good to see Amber mixing it up with her family and making friends and boyfriends. I really liked the ending, it was perfect. #PawsitivelyCursed #NetGalley ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed every minute of this book and how Amber made new discoveries on this journey. I liked the fact that you got to know some of the characters from the first book a bit better as well as some puzzle pieces from her past falling into place.
Michele Bishop
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber Blackwood is a witch living in Edgewood, a town who knows nothing about witches. Her mother and father were killed in a housefire fourteen years before. She and her sister Willow were raised by their Aunt Gretchen who is also a witch. The sisters were never taught how to use their magic and had very little idea of their powers. Willow is a little better than Amber but neither know their full potential. Their Aunt Gretchen arrives several months early telling Amber she isn't feeling well an ...more
Chad Barrus
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a book you’ll find hard to put down! I enjoyed all the references to cats in the town of Edgehill and found the book to be pawsitively delightful! That’s saying something as there is a cursed witch in town who is after something that the person has no idea what or where it could be!

Amber and her sister Willow as well as their Aunt Gretchen need to put their heads together to try and figure out just who and what this stranger is who is making demands on Amber.

If you like this genre you wi
Trisha Perry
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber Blackwell is getting ready for the big fashion show like everyone else in their small town. When her aunt Gretchen shows up claiming she just needs to be near family, but the cat comes out of the bag when Amber's sister Willow shows up out of the blue as well. It seems the Penhallows are coming and they are coming for Amber.

This is such a quaint and fun mystery book with a bit of witchcraft thrown in. I think it was funny that all these clans where under this one city at a time but it see
Darla Taylor
Amber Blackwood is Edgehill's local witch and she's always been haunted by her parents' death fourteen years ago but her aunt refused to talk about it. So, Amber is shocked when her aunt shows up telling her that a Penhallow witch is headed for town and she's in danger.

This book is a wonderful follow up to book one of the series. I received a copy of this book from Hidden Gems and this is my honest review. The book's well-written with well-rounded characters, some of whom you'll like and others
Suzanne Hare
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another murder and Amber steps up to help solve it.

This is the exciting second book in the Edgehill Witch cozy mystery series. The quirky and unique characters add a lot to the well written storyline. The story engages you from the beginning to the conclusion. I really enjoyed the character interaction and the witty dialogue. The mystery is interesting, with a devious evil villain, lots of surprises and unexpected events. The action is great and the use of magic well incorporated into the storyl
Maria Fernanda G Lechuga
Wow, this was so much better than book 1. I decided to pick this one up because I really enjoyed book 1 and was different for all the romance I normally read. And I am so glad I did because it was really great, I was so enthralled by it, making my own theories and getting my own conclusions, so I really enjoyed everything from beginning to end.

The narration was really good. Victoria Villareal has a really great voice, paced and cadence that makes the narration really enjoyable.
Marie Reed
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series! And this book here is exactly what I expected from the cover art; the first two had a bit of magic but it was the main focus of this story.

You learn so much about Amber and her family in this book. Knowing their full backstory and their magical abilities really has me ready to read book 3. The author really does a great job pulling you in and then leaving you with enough hits about what will happen next to keep your interest going.
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fun read that keeps you turning the pages

Loved my first visit to Edgehill, OR, where everything in the city has a cat related name. Enjoyed getting to know more about Amber's background and her family..
The plot had so many wonderful twists and turns that it kept you guessing until the very end. The secrets that were held and the danger they presented.
I will be getting the other books in this series to follow the Blackwood family.
I received a free copy of this book for review.
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
What a wonderful book!! I was expecting a light and funny book to brighten a gloomy day. What I got was a complex, and gripping story that kept me glued to my chair!
It still has a lot of humor, and a lot of cat related puns that made me chuckle.
Superb characters that were well-developed and easy to connect with.
I highly recommend reading this book!
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series, and could be read as a stand alone, but I found it helpful that I had read the first book as well. Overall, I liked the book. At times it was a little slow for my liking, but it was still a fun cozy mystery. I love the town and Amber is a decent main character that is easy to like.
I received a free copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
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Melissa is a professional pet sitter and an author of paranormal mysteries. Her debut, THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, released in October of 2018. Her Witch of Edgehill cozy paranormal mystery series is complete. SHUTTERED SECRETS, the follow-up to The Forgotten Child, is up next! She owns too many pets and lives in Northern California with her equally pet-obsessed boyfriend. For information about her books ...more

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Witch of Edgehill (5 books)
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  • Pawsitively Secretive (Witch of Edgehill, #3)
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