Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Serpent's Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz

Title: Serpent's Kiss (Beauchamp Family Series #2)
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion
Acquired: Received free for an honest review
Age Group: Adult
Grade: 90% or A-
Buy It: Amazon
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 fiancĂ© Killian for his downfall, and enlists Freya’s help to prove it. Now Freya doesn’t know who to believe or trust.
My Thoughts::
It wasn't until I started reading this book, that I remembered how much I enjoyed the first one. If you haven't read this first book yet, do so and then come back to read my review because there is a good possibility that it will include spoilers. As a person who also read the Blue Bloods series, I have to say that these books are better. So if you don't like that series and that is what is holding you back, stop it! Just read these books!

I really love that these books don't just try to fool you with a whole bunch of filler and leave you at the end thinking "wait...nothing actually HAPPENED" But there is a ton going on in this book. The three separate narrators are affected by each new event differently and it is interesting to see how they will all react. Because of the type of person each of them is, they have different problems. So we have the big storyline, but then also we have these little side stories from each character, which better yet, fit in with the big storyline as well. There were so many twists and turns!

And the book is even better because the characters are awesome! All three of them are so different, that you'll definitely be able to find traits you share with them. Maybe it's the fact that I am no longer in High School, but this book appealed to me much more than some of the YA novels I've been reading. Though there is some drama in the character's lives, that isn't what the plot its. Learning about all of the ancient stuff and history about witches was really cool as well. I also love how I felt like I got a lot out of the book where it comes to plot. By the end I felt fulfilled, but it leaves plenty open for the next book to pick up.

Overall I think this book was a good sequel. Things developed nicely and I can not wait to read the next book!

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