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Witches of East End (Beauchamp Family) Paperback – December 3, 2013 by Melissa de la Cruz (Author)

I found the tv series first and loved it so I went looking for the books. The books have very little in common with the tv series, let me just say that right from the start. "Loosely based on" is the term that comes to mind. Not to say that that is a negative, it just is. So I admit that I spent the first half of the book trying figure out how the events of the tv show would fit into the book. Once I just got over the fact that are completely different I started to enjoy the novel more. I’m not going to go into a list of how they are the same and different, just know that this is not a rehashing of the events of the tv show. I will say that the character of Joanne’s sister is missing and I really liked her. Check it out!

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Witches of East End (Beauchamp Family) Paperback – December 3, 2013 by Melissa de la Cruz (Author) Review

I really really got into the series on TV and was super bummed when it was cancelled. I enjoy this type of genre and was hoping reading the books would be even better than the cancelled series. I had a hard time “getting into” the book. There was never a time I couldn’t put the book down. It was kinda more, let’s see where this is going now. Not a bad read, just not exactly what I was hoping for. I bought the first and second book in a set so I will read the second one and see what happens. .. -Read Reviews-

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz 5 stars and a favorite I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I don’t often read paranormal fiction. Witches of East End has it’s paranormal – from witches to vampires, zombies, gods and goddesses. But this has a good plot. Really well written with some mystery to it. The beginning was a little slow to start, but the short chapters I think helped pick up the pace. It was nice to have each chapter from a different point of view of the Beauchamp women (Joanna, Ingrid and Freya). I liked how this had more than just a plot of a family of witches who have been banned from using witch craft. This was very sexual but not stepping into erotica and I liked that. The three Beauchamp women are all immortal witches. Their background was both mysterious and intriguing. They have lived back before the Salem Witch Trial Days, so they have a long life-story to tell and I wanted to hear more about their past. Throughout the book, Melissa de la Cruz gives little hints of the three women’s past and I think it was good that there was a mystery to who they were. Each witch has a special “talent” (as they liked to say). It’s hard to pin point who my favorite character was because I liked them all. My favorite male character would of course be Killian Gardiner though. Loved him the most. I felt the ending was a bit rushed. It was good. And Melissa did a good job in quickly explaining some myths and such. The Epilogue chapter wasn’t much of an “epilogue” but more a sneak peak to the next book in the series. I had already decided that I’ll be reading the series, so I thought that sneak peak to book 2 was nice. A note about the Lifetime show: It’s so far a good show that I’m addicted to. The show has changed up a few things but I like it none the less.

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