Saturday, May 12, 2012

Witches of East End : Book Review

Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1)           Click for the Summary!

Title : Witches of East End
Series :  The Beauchamp Family #1
Author : Melissa de la Cruz
Pages : 272
Release Date : June 21st 2011
Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
Format : Hardcover
Source :  Borrowed - Library

My Opinion :

The Witches of East End is, I am pretty sure, Melissa'S debut novel in adult. Although... I didn't feel like the book was that adult. I thought the book had the same 'feel' to it as the Blue Bloods series (which I have read, only the seventh and last book (which isn't released yet) to read!). I felt like the book was a... Young Adult book more than an Adult read... but, eh, that,'s my opinion!

Witches of East End is about two sisters, Freya and Ingrid, and their mother, Joanna. They are witches. And they have many problems. And, since the law that witches can't do any magic anymore (law created by the Council)... they have felt empty, but now, Freya has started again... and so have Ingrid and Joanna. Freya is about to marry Bran...  but his brother just seems soooooo... irresistible. Ingrid'S library and job is about to get tossed away,, and she really likes this man... and Joanna meets this 4 years old and she feels like he's her son. She loves him.

Witches of East End is a story that'S kinda set in the Blue Bloods world, although you don't have to read Blue Bloods before reading this book, because you won't 'hear' a lot from the Blue Bloods characters.  Blue Bloods is a great series, and Witches of East End was a really good read!

The writing is pretty good! The book is not fast-paced, nor slow-paced, although at first I had a hard time getting into it, after getting into it, I just really liked it and enjoyed myself a whole lot.

I really like books about witches; I guess it'S just because I, too, want to have cool powers! (I mean, who wouldn't? And... what power would you like to have? I'd love mind reading... or flying... or invisibility... or just cool spells!)

Ingrid would have to be my favorite sisters, but Freya is close to the first place. I especially like Ingrid because she'S a librarian and loves books (I mean... um um...I love books too!), and she'S just really serious, and sometimes too much, which just seems so cool, and yet funny!

Freya was okay, although I would have liked better that she talked to Bran, her fiancée, about her seeing his brother sometimes!

Joanna was okay, although I liked her better with the four years old :D

Bran... I liked him okay. And Killian... too. S

I liked it!


4 roses
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Author Bio : 

Melissa de la CruzMelissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I didn't even know this book existed! I've kind of gone off her Blue Bloods books as I didn't enjoy the last two but she is a brilliant writer so I'll definitely be checking this one out now. Great review, Cathee!