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Quietus (The Death Witch, #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A prophecy of death, a power unparalleled, and a fate she can't defy.

There is an age-old prophecy that foretells of a girl born from death itself. Devlin Raben is that girl, a witch born with death trailing her shadow. She has lived her entire life in the dark, feared by those outside the witch community as an omen meant to bring the world to its knees. She has always been
Paperback, 317 pages
Published June 15th 2021
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Jun 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am not the biggest fan of supernatural books, but I could not put this book down! Quietus sucked me in with the very first sentence!

Devlin is the caring, strong-willed, powerful main character that everyone will love. Through dealing with her own internal struggles, Devlin puts her loved ones first and is not afraid to sacrifice herself for any of them. From family and friendships to romantic relationships, this story delves into so many connections and interactions between the characters in a
Jun 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Queitus is a fantastic, new adult novel with a refreshing take on the classic witches, werewolves, and monsters mythos.

The story follows Devlin, a young witch with a haunting origin, as she battles a malicious prophacy placed upon her by fate. As she travels through the world filled with creatures of the night, she is faced with both enemies and allies alike that will push towards her salvation, or her inevitable destiny.
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Quietus by D.J. Hawkins is the first book in The Death Witch Trilogy, a fantasy, paranormal romance series featuring Witches and Werewolves. Told from the third point of view this is Devlin’s story. One night fourteen years ago changed Devlin’s life as she knew it. She went from a teen living happily with her parents to captive by people who wanted to take her power by force. She managed to escape and now will do anything to stay hidden from them. Devlin arrives at Silverwood, her home away from ...more
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
D.J Hawkins is a new author to me and I would recommend her work to others out there. She did an amazing job with the first installment in The Death Witch Trilogy. I was hooked from the first page.

Quietus is full of action and emotions. It is a well-written, easy to read, and page-turner story.

Devlin has returned to the place that always felt like home. After years of being a prisoner of people that wants to take her power. She will do anything to hide from them. So much has changed since the
Jun 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jam packed with action, mystery, the supernatural, and a good serving of sexual tension, Quietus has it all. This isn't your average vampire, witch, werewolf novel, nuh-uh. While ultimately interconnected through a dark prophecy, you get to experience the joy, passion, anger, and hope each character embodies as we learn about their walks of life.

D.J. Hawkins has produced yet another great YA Novel that will surely keep you up at night. Overall, Quietus is a well-written novel with detailed imag
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May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I kept dreaming about the characters and plot for this book, so I knew I needed to write it. Devlin is one of my favorite characters I've ever created; she's who I wish I could be if I were a witch. I've always been fascinated with magic, myth, and lore so being able to put my own twist on some aspects was extremely gratifying. I could go on and on about what I enjoyed about writing this book, and also what I didn't enjoy, but if you like complex, realistic characters, a little slow burn romance ...more
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I've never been a fan of witches and werewolves, but D.J. was able to pull me right in from the very first page. Devlin is an amazing, complex character and her struggles with her own power really makes the story more intriguing. One of my favorite relationships in the book is between Devlin and Ella. The ending definitely makes me want to read the second book.

I received an ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
An interesting start with an intriguing heroine and good world building in a promising new urban fantasy series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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D.J. Hawkins is an emerging author and poet from Upstate, New York. Her debut YA novel “This Mess You’ve Made” was published in November 2020. D.J.’s writing has been praised for its use of poetic imagery and exploration of complex topics like self-harm and depression. Her poem “The Allegory of Us” has also been published by Oprelle publications in the anthology titled "Matter."

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“She felt it in her bones, that everything was about to change, or perhaps it already had. So
she breathed in the pain and let it lay heavy across her chest. This was a pain her heart couldn’t ignore and if it meant being in Cayden’s arms for just a little while longer, she’d bear the brunt of it all. Forever if she had to.”
“There is darkness in Ella, a brokenness that stems from her heart. So I’m going to rip yours out, nice and quick, and then feed them to the maggots.” 0 likes
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