September 27, 2012

Review: Serpent's Kiss (The Beauchamp Family #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

The powerful Beauchamp family, introduced in the New York Times bestselling Witches of East End, returns in The Serpent's Kiss, with dizzying plot twists and the spell-binding magic that have made both Witches of East End and Melissa's Blue Bloods series such enormous successes.
Just as things have settled down in the off-the-map Long Island town of North Hampton for the magical Beauchamp family, everything gets turned upside down once more when Freya's twin brother Fryr, or "Freddie" as he's called now, returns from Limbo with shocking news - that it was none other than Freya's fiancé, Killian Gardiner, who set up his downfall.
He begs Freya to keep his presence a secret, even from their own family, but somehow the irascible Freddie is still able to conduct many affairs with the town's young lovelies from his self-imposed exile. Until he falls for the wrong girl.
While Freya tries to keep her brother from exacting revenge on the man she loves, Ingrid has her own problems. Her human boyfriend, Matt Noble, becomes entangled in a complicated investigation, and when the magical creatures at the center of it come to Ingrid for help, she has a difficult choice to make.
To top it off, a dead spirit is trying to make contact with Joanna - but does it mean to harm or warn the witches? All hell breaks loose at the family reunion over Thanksgiving, and much mayhem ensues, but when the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment is finally revealed, it may already be too late to staunch the poison that's been released by the serpent's kiss. The spells cast by the bestselling Witches of East End continue in this bewitching follow-up that Melissa de la Cruz's many fans won't want to miss.
  This second book in the Beauchamp family adventures is just as good as the first one. I enjoyed reading about the antics of these witches and all the creatures they happen to deal with. I liked the flow of the storyline. The author fills in all the spaces for you, but still manages to sneak in a few delightful surprises. The main characters are very likable and easily connected with. As always, I enjoyed another good book by this author. You could read and follow this book without having read the first one. However, I felt much more in tune with the characters having read both books. The first book really gives a nice back drop to continue this book from. I thought that there are a few loose ends hanging at the end of Serpents Kiss. I am hopeful for a continuation of these wonderful witches and their exciting adventures.
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
~Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading this. I liked MDLC and book 1 left us a huge cliffhanger I want to know what happened next.


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