Because the only way to rise out of the ashes is to first burn everything down to the ground.
Title: Twisted Magic (Raven's Cove #1)
Author: Claire C. Riley
Published: October 14, 2015
I knew when I saw this magical cover that I had to read this novella. And then when I read the blurb--black magic, white witch--I was doubly sure Twisted Magic was going on my immediate to-read list.
I'm not a huge fan of romance, but I was intrigued by the forbidden love in this story, and why both Sarah's and Peter's covens felt their love was detrimental. Claire tells Sarah and Peter's stories with so much emotion. I felt all of the love, anguish, and hopelessness.
We were two souls, trapped, each in our own way, and cursed by my wicked family.
Most of all, I love all of the magic. I like that it is addictive. It made me think of the 2006 movie, The Covenant, one of my all-time favorite magical movies. I was charmed by the coven's way of life, which was highlighted in the way a funeral of a coven leader is performed. The spells were enchanting, and I was pleased to see Sarah create and cast a spell using her grandmother's cauldron.
One of my favorite scenes is following the funeral. The way Sarah describes the members of the coven who blindly follow her mother is magical. They are the antithesis to Sarah. But she is also the antithesis to Peter. Sarah is light within the dark and Peter is the dark within the light.
They had wanted to do someone's bidding; never content with having their own magic, they wanted to be guided, led into deeper and darker paths.
I am looking forward to reading Broken Magic, Book 2 in the Raven's Cove series.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author