Friday, January 20, 2017

The Witches of Echo Park


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Today's post is on The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson. It is the first in her Witches of Echo Park series. It is 294 pages long and is published by Ace. The cover has the main character looking at the reader with a black cat beside her. The intended reader is someone who likes urban fantasy. There is mild foul language, sex, and violence in this novel. The story is from third person close moving from character to another over the course of the story. There Be Spoiler Ahead.

From the back of the book- Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls…
When Lyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.
Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…


Review- This was a boring book. The writing is mediocre, the characters are cookie-cutter, and I did not care about the plot. I was just bored with this book until the sex scenes. After the two sex scenes I was so over this book. One was a weird dream scene and the other was rape. In my opinion I did not to have either in this book. They did not add anything to the story that could not have been given in exposition. The one saving grace for this book is that it is not long.

I give this book a One out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I, sadly, bought this book with my own money.