Feb 12, 2013

Book Review: The Water Witch

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.

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This book begins a few months after Callie has cast out her incubus, Liam, who she still misses despartely.  She is determined to make it on her own however and is enjoying fixing up and personalizing her Victorian house.  That is until she is called upon to open the door so that Undines can cross over to the other side.  I found that Callie has matured because of her experiences in the last book and it makes for a much more interesting character.

We come across the same cast of characters as were in The Demon Lover though they don't seem to take as much of a roll in this book.  It is more about Callie and just how she is going to save Fairwick from her grandmother and the Grove.

Like I said this is the second book in the series and while you don't need to read the first book to really enjoy this one, I do recommend it as it will give you a better background of the town, the college and the townsfolk.  I do recommend this book to lovers of the paranormal romance.  A gentle warning to my readers, this is a very sensuous book and you might not find it appropriate for the younger generation.  I rate this book a 3.6.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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