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Review of Witches of East end

Oh boy, I can’t even begin to describe my feelings for this book right now! I really liked the beginning, the middle dragged a bit, the last half of the book picked up on the mystery and magic but was totally ruined by an epilogue that wasn’t really necessary (and mostly seemed like a ploy to get you to buy the next book) and I’m really confused as whether or not I actually liked any of the characters other than Ingrid and Tyler…..
So I think I have to talk about this book in sections, the first 100 pages or so was mostly about the romance, the mystery was (very) slowly built up during this part and the magic was also slowly built up but even so I liked this part, it was interesting enough to keep my attention and I was really expecting it to pick up quickly but…..
The next 80 to 100 pages was kinda slow and even though they kept building on the romance (a little to much at times) and the magic, the mystery took a back seat for a while (this was the part I decided that I liked Ingrid though, so it wasn’t to bad)
The last part of the book picked up the pace on the mystery and the magic and practically left the romance in the background (’til the last few pages but that was fine) the only real problem with it was that you got a LOT of facts all at once and it would have been nice if they were scattered throughout the book a little better. I loved the descriptions of the town and the different worlds, especially the world with the tree of life, the actual magic was that the words used to describe the spells and other magics really made me see them as though they were right in front of me.
I would’ve given this book a solid 4 star rating on Goodreads except that the epilogue really annoyed me and spoiled the otherwise beautiful ending.

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Witches of East end

There is nothing like sitting around on a cool Saturday afternoon, sipping limeade and reading a new book. It especially helps when the book is the first in a new series by an author that I really like, Melissa de la Cruz is best known for her young adult vampire series Blue Bloods (which is the only young adult vampire series out there right now that I consider worth reading) but she also has a series out for adults now called The Beauchamp Family and the first book, Witches of East end is (so far) a fun and mysterious read with a plethora of interesting (if not entirely likeable) characters, I think there might be a couple of which are a little bit cliched but I’ll wait to pass judgement until I’ve finished the book, after all, I’m only 71 pages into a 272 page book! 🙂
I’m also really looking forward to the first book in The wolf pact series which is due out this fall and it stars one of my favorite Blue Bloods characters; Bliss Llewellyn.

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Garlic-y goodness

Bella made some really yummy garlic dip yesterday, I couldn’t hardly stop
eating it 🙂
Speaking of garlic, I have been designing a crocheted vampire doll (I probably won’t have the pattern up before Halloween next year) however I decided to make another doll to go with it that carries a wooden stake and has a garlic clove necklace but I can’t decide if it should be male or female (the vampire is female) any thoughts on this incredibly important question?

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Psych/Shipwrecked!!

This pic is from season 5 of Psych and is for Neil (this episode is my second favorite of all time, what’s not to like about a polar bear being falsely accused of murder? Especially when he is so cute!!)

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Season 6

“My finger to eyebrow device is broken. This has never happened to me before.”
Best quote of the season so far although the last episode had several good ones too, but seriously, you don’t get better than “Last night Gus” it easily makes my top three favorite episodes which may be why “This episode sucks” fell a little flat for me the opening was great but about half way through I got just a tad bit weary of the plot although Juliet’s reactions were absolutely HILARIOUS!! (and the cat!!!! I loved the cat) and Lassie in love was cute (shame she’s in jail now although I didn’t really like her)

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The following is Totally Random info (?) that popped in my head today.

Did you know sealed mason jars will float in water? So if you are shipwrecked and happen to finish off that jar of grape jelly you tucked in your suitcase, you could totally put a message in it and float it out to sea (that way whoever finds it doesn’t have to break it, they can just slide the message right out unlike most bottles which are just to small to be an effective message carrier)

So there is your nonsensical piece of advice for the day! Always travel with grape jelly 🙂

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