Review: “The Witches of Blackbrook” by Tish Thawer

The Witches of Blackbrook by Tish ThawerA review by Domoni.

Three sisters, true witches born in Massachusetts at the height of the witch hunt, only want to help others with the powers they possess. When fear condemns the eldest to death, she casts a spell so they will always find their way back to each other. Jump forward centuries to the present time and Trin has found one of her younger sisters time and time again. With each new life she is still searching for the youngest of the three. Is something blocking the sisters from reuniting? Trin won’t give up; she is determined to reunite her family and regain their full powers no matter how long it takes.

This is an interesting book. It time hops frequently, but the author wrote that well enough that the reader does not get lost in the changes. The characters are well developed and the story kept me interested. The relationships are fascinating to me. I felt myself more interested in the sisters from the past. I liked the way they interacted.

The future timeline is harder to follow. It jumps around and is very mingled and I feel as though the story is rushed. I want more information. The dialogue is excellent but it is all dialogue. The author didn’t fill it with things to help me know the characters’ expressions and I just want more life and description. The romance aspect is nice, but again there isn’t enough. It is hard to invest in a story without the extras. It feels like I am just skimming along the top. The only aspects that were well described is the witchcraft, which you expect because it is about witches, but that is the least interesting aspect for me.

All of those things aside, it is a very interesting story and it picks up at the end. I did enjoy reading this book and I want to thank the author for giving me a copy to read in exchange for my honest review.

 

My rating: 4/5 stars.

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