Friday, August 12, 2016

Review of Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Magicless in Nevermore (Witches of Nevermore Book 1) by Violet Merriweather

Overall star rating --- 5

About the book:
TONIGHT SHE’S GOING TO FIND HER MAGIC OR DIE TRYING—HOPEFULLY IN THAT ORDER. AND WITHOUT DYING.

Cassandra Holly is just your average witch living in Nevermore. Except for the witch part. To be a witch, to stay in Nevermore—and in enchanting distance of her family—she needs to find her magic.

Now.

Against all odds, she does.

Sort of.

FINDING HER MAGIC IS WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WRONG.

Coming into her magic is a dream come true. Stumbling onto a crime scene where the most powerful—and crankiest—witch in Nevermore’s history has been murdered? Not so much. Being hired by the witch’s ghost to find the killer? Verging into nightmare territory.

Ordinarily Cassie would have left the crime solving to the experts. But it turns out the ghost is not only well-versed in cranky, but coercion as well, and she isn’t going to take no for an answer.

GHOSTLY DESPOT ASIDE, WHAT IF THE MURDER WAS SIMPLY A RED-HERRING?

The more Cassie learns about the murder, the more she realizes something more nefarious is afoot. And if she doesn’t figure out the true mystery in time, she’ll lose her magic, her family, her home.

And quite possibly herself.

Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
You so need to put this on your to read list! It's awesome! The author has mixed magic and a mystery, and has done it most brilliantly. Open this book and step into Nevermore, a place hidden from the normal world, where magic still exists, and so do witches. Meet Cassie, who is desperate to discover her magic so she won't be exiled from her home.

Cassie gets in trouble right off the bat, at the very beginning of the book. And she stays in trouble right up to the very end of the book. The story has some wonderful twists and turns, and Cassie and her friend find themselves in a fix or two. If I tell any more, I'll tell you too much.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- paranormal
Age recommendations -- 15 plus
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating -- none

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