to #SexyMagic times. Book 3 of Spellspinners of Melas County by Heidi Kling is out 1/21!
Witch’s Brew- Heidi R Kling
SEXY MAGIC BOOK. That’s what Twitter has been calling Witch’s Brew for months now, and its an apt name. Witchy girls, warlock boys, a feud, mystery, drama, and an intense romance: this book has it all. I love Logan and Lily. Love love love love love. Witch’s Brew has so many brilliant moments- of vulnerability, passion, anger, fragility. I will warn you though, be prepared for a heart-stopping, cliff-hanging ending that will leave you screaming. No really there was actual shrieking involved. Kling has some magic of her own I think; all of her books take me on an emotional rollercoaster with characters of true depth. I can’t wait for Spellspinners 2, so here’s hoping Heidi is hard at work!
Adding to my excitement is the fact that Witch’s Brew is one of the first Coliloquy published books. Coliloquy takes the “choose your own adventure” premise of books we read as kids and brings it into the digital age. Specifically made for Kindle, we make choices while reading which in turn go back to the author to incorporate into the series and help them determine where to take the characters next. SO COOL!
Sea- Heidi R Kling
Sea was both heartbreaking, hopeful, and sweetly romantic. It’s topics of PTSD, natural disasters, charity, forgiveness, and rememberance of who you are in the face of loss are done really, really well. It’s easy to get swept up in the story of Sea, Spider, and Deni. Sienna is surprisingly easy to relate to as a character despite the particular instances of trauma which mark her. And the stories of the tsunami victims will tear your heart out, that’s for sure. At the end there are several points of contention with her father that are left unresolved, though few will notice or miss that closure. This is the kind of book that sticks with you, that reminds you despite death, injury, and extreme loss, you can be put back together and life can go on.