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Witches of East End
Witches of East End | Melissa de la Cruz
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*Read the novel that inspired the major TV drama Witches of East End, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum* Freya, Ingrid and Joanna Beauchamp love their sleepy life in North Hampton. A new engagement, an interesting job, a happy home - life is perfect. Yet these women are harbouring a centuries-old secret: they are powerful witches forbidden to practise magic. But when a young woman turns up dead, it soon becomes clear to the Beauchamp women that it's time to come out of hiding and fight the dark forces that are brewing. Fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, mythology and an unforgettable battle between good and evil, Witches of East End is a deliciously fun and magical read from Melissa de la Cruz, author of the bestselling Blue Bloods series. *Originally published as Witches of the East in the United Kingdom*
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wanderinglynn
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Disappointing. I thought the character development relied too much on stereotypes without any depth. The world-building, well let‘s just say apparently everything exists in this world except ghosts. Ghosts are where the line is drawn. 🙄 I also felt this was a bit of a bait-and-switch book. (Explained in the comments below marked with spoiler so not to give anything away.)

wanderinglynn The title, the blurb, and the first few chapters set this up to be a story about witches. It‘s not. It‘s a Norse mythology retelling or adaptation or whatever you want to call it. Regardless, I wanted a story about witches not Norse gods/goddess. 8mo
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wanderinglynn
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#firstlinefriday

“North Hampton did not exist on any map, which made locating the small, insular community on the very edge of the Atlantic coast something of a conundrum to outsiders, who were know to wander in by chance only to find it impossible to return; so that the place, with its remarkably empty silver-sand beaches, rolling green fields, and imposing, rambling farmhouses, became more of a half-remembered dream than a memory.”

5feet.of.fury Oooh I‘ve been wanting to read this, I loved the series 9mo
wanderinglynn @5feet.of.fury there was a series? 😆 I had no idea. 9mo
5feet.of.fury @wanderinglynn it was a on Lifetime and it got 2 seasons! I don‘t think it was very well known, but I thought it was fun! 9mo
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Itchyfeetreader This is a first line to pull you in … 9mo
wanderinglynn @5feet.of.fury I‘ll have to see if I can find it. Thanks! 9mo
wanderinglynn @Itchyfeetreader it is quite a first line! 9mo
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Sophia1
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I know only the first book in the trilogy is represented here but I‘ve completed the whole series and I loved it!!! The writing is light and compelling and the plot is great if you love the fantasy genre or are into mythologies more specifically Norse Mythology since it‘s what this series focuses on.

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Jenny
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I enjoyed the world created here. Add in the fun characters and I‘m hooked. Guess I‘m reading the rest of the series now.

Wan.der.love This has been in my TBR for awhile - good to see a 👍🏻 recommendation 4y
Jenny @Wan.der.love it‘s been on my tbr forever too. I ended up downloading the audiobook and listened in practically one day. Good solid 3 Star Read. 4y
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PenguinInFlight
Witches of East End | Melissa de la Cruz

I‘ve had this book on my Kobo FOREVER, and haven‘t read it. I watched the first two episodes of the show today on Hulu and liked it, but figured I better read the book first...I hate comparing the book to the show/movie. The other way around isn‘t so bad.

rather_be_reading i just picked this up 5y
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TeaRainBook
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4.5/5 stars. Looking forward to the second book in the series!

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TeaRainBook
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This is how I‘m spending a rainy Sunday.

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freyaheart
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#blanketandbookswap better late than never!! Thanks Tiffany!!! @Tiffy_Reads

BibliophileMomma Yay! I‘m glad it got there! I‘m sorry your original didn‘t come through. 😘 5y
freyaheart @Tiffy_Reads I love the color of the blanket. I also liked the tv show of witches of East end but I have heard the book is totally different. 5y
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brittanythebookdragon
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I really enjoyed the alternating chapters of the three main characters. It really kept it from getting stale. I also really feel a common bond with Ingrid. If you like books involving witches, I think this one is a must.

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This was a quick read. A little mystery, a lot of romance and a lot of otherworldly beings (witches, zombies, vampires and Nordic gods/goddesses). I enjoyed starting to learn about all the characters and look forward to interacting with them again in the next book.

tpixie I liked the TV show! Was sad it got cancelled! I should read the book! 5y
Mollyanna @tpixie I liked the show too. The first book doesn't follow the show exactly, but I think the actresses they picked were spot on based on the descriptions in the book. I envisioned them as I read and it worked. 5y
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Laughterhp
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#SkullsPumpkinWitches I swapped out my lack of skulls and used mums instead! 🍂 #RiotGrams

rohit-sawant Wonderful pic! 5y
SilversReviews Love it!! 5y
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roaming.reader
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😱 I'm posting here before Instagram ... whaaaaa??? Anyway, I could probably count this beauty as part of my #screamathon reads. Half of it has been read in September, and now I have the 2nd half for October! 🎃🎃🎃 #Halloween

maich Awesome❤ 5y
alisiakae It should definitely count. 😉 (edited) 5y
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Sharpeipup
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Book break!

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olyvianne
Witches of East End | Melissa de la Cruz
Mehso-so

This book is pretty dumb but I enjoyed most of it! Cw for brief sexual violence (the handling of which is not good! Spoiler: I do not care if it was just in a dream! Still bad!).

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Puredragonstar
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OMG! I actually really, really, really enjoyed this book. It was perfect for the mood I was in: something light and mysterious and fun. Witches, Vampires and Norse gods! How can you go wrong. I loved this! Listen if you like the show THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT IT. They are like night and day from each other. Just forewarning.

freyaheart It's a book!?! 6y
Puredragonstar @freyaheart oh no I'm guessing you watched the series, I'm really forewarning it has absolutely nothing in common except for the names. Not even the sister is in the novel. I loved both the book and the series but I went into it knowing they weren't linked. (edited) 6y
Gissy I have it. Still in my shelf 😱 5y
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ErinKwed
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I thought I was going to love this - magical family dynasty who isn't supposed to use magic but is, plus the Hamptons? Sold. Except I hated the writing and Freya's story line was The Worst. Dnf'd.

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Ancchy
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Mehso-so

I expected more.

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abookweekly
Witches of East End | Melissa de la Cruz

With three different witches, all with their own distinct powers and personalities, this book is like picking between desserts at a buffet! It was a fun read, made even more entertaining by knowing that it's just the tip of the iceberg (series). #witches #magic #mustread

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Ubookquitous
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Mehso-so

After watching the series, I wanted to read the book. Ok, but slow first half. Decent use of Norse mythos. #readathon #deweys24hourreadathon

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Ubookquitous
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Need something less brainy now... So time to finish this one off... As well as the Starbucks Coldbrew in the fridge my better half got me. Normally I don't do much caffeine but at 4AM and only a 1.5 Hr nap.... #readathon #deweys24hourreadathon