Monday, March 19, 2012

A Cast off Coven

Students are spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, and Lily is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In return she's been promised a trunkful of Victorian-era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet.
But Lily finds something else: the body of a wealthy patron of the school. In between running the store and seeing her new boyfriend, Max—a "mythbuster" who is uncomfortable with her witchcraft—she uses her sleuthing skills to try to solve the murder. Soon Lily senses something from the school's vintage clothes, but it's not the smell of mothballs—it's the unmistakable aura of evil intent.

A Cast off Coven is the second book in Witchcraft series.  I recently picked up the first three books of the series when I was at the library.  I love mysteries, especially the short, sweet and cosy ones.  Add a dash of this and a dash of that, and I'm a happy reader.  

I love that this author has the ability to make me forget time.  I started reading it and a forgot myself in these pages.  The cast of characters is amazing, obviously the main character, Lily, is a great character, but I believe that her familiar Oscar (pet pig) steals the show.  Lily's relationship with Max is very interesting to say the least.  Max is a skeptic and is having a hard time believing that Lily is a witch.  And Lily is finally proud to admit that she's a witch and is having a issues with Max and is doubts.  Hmmm, I wonder if Sailor can help her out....

Enjoyable read, but the plot wasn't as good as the first book.

A Cast off Coven by Juliet Blackwell (3/5) Paranormal Mystery; Published: Penguin (6/2010);
Series: # 2, Witchcraft Mystery; Library; Books 2012 (16);

1 comment:

Kailana said...

I have never heard of this series before. I hope the later books are better than this one.