I was surprised I liked this one so much. Set in Savannah, about a young girl who is twins with a witch sister - our girl is somewhat shunned by the f..Show More »amily because she did not get any 'powers'. Everything went to the sister. Part supernatural and part love story and part general slice of life with interesting well developed characters. Outside my normal milieu of dark and twisted deceptive stories, I find I am ready for the next book - not out yet...
I think if you like overly emotional endings that try to give everyone everything without any attempt at believability, then this book is for you. I w..Show More »as so angry for reasons I can't really go on about because I don't want to put in spoilers. Suffice it to say, I sort of regret having started the series because of how ludicrous the ending was.
Mia Ellis is the perfect compliment to JD Horn's book; together they bring Jilo's story to vivid life. Jilo is my favorite character in the Witching S..Show More »avannah series and it was wonderful to see her explored in depth, from Mother Wills' loving protection to Jilo coming into her own. First we follow May, her grandmother, and her relationship with magic and raising her granddaughters. A villain is introduced and we see him again in Jilo's life. (Not sharing more than that - spoilers, sweetie!) The second half is Jilo's story, her ambition to become a doctor, meeting Guy and the Taylors, and her powers.
Took off half a star: My only complaint is the villain's death is almost anticlimactic, but taken in context, it works.
While this is just a companion book, I would recommend this first and then the series. The Line and the source of the magic she and Mercy Taylor share may make more sense in how it's introduced in this book than in the series. This book could also be read alone, but I don't think you'll be able to resist reading the others.