Series: Witchblood #3
Author: Emma Mills
Published: Feb 2013
Format: Ebook provided for review
With the reappearance of a lost love, Jess flees to the only people who can help her control her increasing powers and gain independence – her family’s coven. But with a bruised heart can Jess learn to forgive or will she find new love in the United States? Witchlove, the third installment of the Witchblood series, is a new adventure that takes Jess from New England to Voodoo country in the South.
This story continues a couple months after the last one ends. Jess is about to go to court for killing Cole while being held prisoner in the cellar. Since Daniel and Eva have not shown up since then, they are still thought to be dead. So with that in mind, someone else has to provide a place for Jess to live while she is learning about her witch side. That's where her coven side of the family comes in. They offer to provide a home and tutelage for her until she passes the tests necessary to become an independent individual. Bonus, they also agree that her new friend Brittany can come.
The action and suspense continued with this book, and I was not let down. Emma Mills has managed to keep the storyline fresh and intriguing, while introducing new characters and dramatic plots. I loved seeing Jess come to America, but I only wish she had explored more of it. For the most part, when it comes down to it, it takes place at her family's home. Luckily the home and the surrounding grounds are large and varied that you don't feel like you are stifled. And its not like the entire story takes place there, but it just would have been fun to see her very English side interact with our very American ways.
I love how Jess is growing to be such a mature young woman in such a relatively short time. When all is said and done, its only been six months since her transformation. But she is showing a large capacity for love and forgiveness, and growing more and more independent every day. And her new friend Brittany is certainly a lot of fun, and I think she is a great addition to the story.
I'd definitely recommend this series to my friends. It takes the time to shift focus from vampire side to witch side, so you get to know both very well. There are surprises around every corner, and I found myself yelling "yeah!" once or twice during this story. It's great to watch how Jess deals with new circumstances and how she handles herself. I'm anxiously awaiting book four.
Hi I'm Emma. I am happily married with two lovely children. I have always loved reading and writing and published my first novel WitchBlood in Jan 2012 with Witchcraft following in June and WitchLove due in Feb 2013. After acquiring an obsessive love of supernatural teen novels...yes I'm a Twilight fan...I decided to write my own supernatural story based here in Manchester in the UK, near where I live and grew up. It's currently dark, windy, cold and very very wet... and easy to get inspiration.