Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake

#1Wishcraft Mystery
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 320
Author's Website
My rating: 3/5

Simple Description:
Darcy and her sister, Harper, recently found out that they have the craft.  They both come from a long line of wishcrafters, if somebody makes a valid wish within their hearing they are bound to use their magic to make that wish happen.   They have moved back to their Mom's hometown where other crafters also live.   Things seem to be going well for both of them until a fellow village is found dead.  Their Aunt Ve's boyfriend, Sylar, is the number one suspect.

Darcy and Harper want to help prove Sylar is innocent because they can see how badly it's effecting their Aunt.   Darcy seems to find herself in some sticky situations, usually with the hot ex-state trooper Nick.

Along with trying to figure out who the real killer is, both Harper and Darcy are trying to move past some things that have happened in their life.  Harper is trying to move past being in trouble with the law and Darcy is still trying to get past her divorce.  Hopefully meeting the people in this new town and taking on new jobs will help.

 My Thoughts:
This is yet another new series that has a paranormal aspect to it.  You won't hear me complaining though. This seems to be a continuing trend and it's one that I'm very happy about.  

I'm happy to say that this is yet another new series that is off to a great start.  Darcy and Harper are both very likable characters.  Darcy is having trouble getting past her divorce but you can sympathize with her. You can also understand her reluctance to get involved with Nick even though she is attracted to him.

The only character designed for you to not like, so far, is the one that ends up dead right away.  You don't even get a chance to really hate her.  I love that there isn't another typical hated character like so many cozies do.

The witch aspect is very much an important part of the story line and while very prominent you don't tired of it.  Darcy is still learning everything there is to know about the craft and her specific gift, you have the pleasure of learning this right along with her.

So in case you haven't guessed, I really enjoyed this book and feel it's the start to a great series. I think a lot of you cozy lovers will enjoy this one too.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book for review. 

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