Sunday, March 17, 2013
REVIEW: Water Witch by Juliet Dark
Title: The Water Witch
Series: Fairwick Chronicles #2
Author: Juliet Dark
Published Date: Feb 12, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Copy provided by: NetGalley
Genre: paranormal fiction
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the Honeysuckle Forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine River, more trouble is stirring. . . .
The enchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college.
To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart.
My Review: I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a copy of this book to read for review.
I was truly expecting this book to take me a few days to read. While I really enjoyed the first book (my review of Demon Lover), it took me a few days to read probably because it was so long. From the first page, I was completely enamored and drawn into the book. Callie is still fighting her heart and the ties she has to her incubus.
There were two things I didn't like in the book: first, there was a small time discrepancy where the author mentions that Callie had broken up with her long-standing boyfriend the summer before, when they had actually broken up on Christmas. I would think the author would remember that, but that's a quick edit. The second thing I didn't like was the fact that Callie is basically a little slut. She just banished her incubus, she keeps whining about how connected they are (keeps having dreams about having sex with him), and yet, she jumps after the two men who are set in front of her. Obviously, they can't be that connected.
While all that is going on, I did enjoy how she's setting down roots in Fairwick, and she eventually chooses between her grandmother's group and the Fairwick group. The action was well-paced, and the writing was good. I can;t wait for the next book!