The intriguing Beauchamp family, introduced in the "New York Times" bestselling "Witches of East End," returns in "Serpent's Kiss," with dizzying plot twists and spellbinding magic.
Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down--from Joanna's organized kitchen to Ingrid's previously nonexistent love life to Freya's once unshakeable faith in her sexy soul mate, Killian Gardiner.
When Freya's twin brother, Freddie, suddenly returns, escaped from Limbo and professing innocence on a long-ago crime, Freya should be ecstatic. The golden boy can do no wrong. Or can he? Freddie blames no other than her fiance Killian for his downfall, and enlists Freya's help to prove it. Now Freya doesn't know who to believe or trust.
And for the first time in--well, forever, really--Ingrid is also busy in love. Matt Noble, the handsome and charming police detective, has won her heart. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? Things get even more complicated when it appears Ingrid is harboring the prime suspects in Matt's police investigation.
To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna--but does it mean to bring harm or help? Joanna asks her sort-of ex-husband Norman to help figure it out, only to accidentally invite him to a Thanksgiving dinner with a dapper gentleman she's recently begun dating.
As the witches pull together to discover the serpent within their midst and the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most?
Yeah, again, there was a ton going on in this book! Like, just so freaking much, from all the personal drama, and with a family with a total of 5 members, that can add up to a lot of it, and yeah, there were all the developments, that was so great!
So there's the Freddie situation, which yeah, was a bit unexpected for the characters, but they did pretty well with it! After all, he's the long lost family member! But then he gets himself caught in a new situation. Thank goodness it ends pretty well, or yeah, I think there would've been blood!
They did make some choices that maybe weren't the best, but yeah, they did end pretty well in the end, well, besides the end, because that's basically a prologue for the next book! And yeah, while I didn't agree with all the choices, yeah, they ended as well as they could!
That ending! That they're going to have to go to the past? That is such a cliffhanger! And one that I'm enjoying to hate, because we're going to have to wait for the next book, and I really hate waiting! So yeah, hate on this ending!
I just enjoyed this book quite a bit, and I can't wait for more!
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Series: The Beauchamp Family #2
Read: September 18th, 2012
Reason Why: Loved the first book, had to read more! And it's a WTC Book and it's an RR Book!
Published: June 12th 2012