Review: Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family #1)

Witches of east end Author: Melissa de la Cruz

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Published: June 21, 2011
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion rating
 Format: paperback, pp. 272
Adult Fiction/Paranormal/Witches

**Lynn and I are watching the Witches of East End season 1 on Lifetime right now and I thought it was a good time to post my review on the blog. **


The three Beauchamp women- Joanna and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid- live ordinary lives in mist-shrouded North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. All three are harboring a centuries-old secret: they are powerful witches forbidden to practice magic…. (back of the book)


As I began to read Witches of East End I related it back to a favorite movie, Practical Magic. Those that wanted to practice their good witch magic in a judgmental world. But I soon realized that Witches of East End was thrill-seeking and mysterious and far from that favorite movie. I was immersed into a world where sometimes breaking the rules is worth the risk of keeping those you have come to care about alive. In this town where everyone knows each other mysterious deaths begin to occur without reason or suspects, sickness is creeping into lives and an unidentifiable substance has polluted the ocean surrounding North Hampton. The Beauchamp women have not practiced their magic since they were sentenced by their council to live ordinary lives or else. But they can not sit by and let the place they have called home for centuries be taken over by evil. So they use their magic to find answers, but in the meantime become the speculative suspects in the unexplained happenings from the townspeople.

Witches of East End shows how those that want to help with special and unusual talents are welcomed by others as long as things are going well but as soon as something goes wrong they are also the first to blame. How Joanne and her daughters Freya and Ingrid handle these accusations makes the story worth reading and enjoyable. Ingrid was my favorite sister, I guess I could relate to her the most. I am excited to read the rest of this series and hope to meet Melissa de la Cruz this year at YALLFest in Charleston, S.C..

~post authored by LeAnn

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