Mala LaCroix has spent her whole life trying to escape her destiny. As the last in a long line of "witch women," she rejects the notion of spirits and hoodoo and instead does her best to blend in. But when she finds a dead body floating in the bayou behind her house, Mala taps into powers she never knew she had. She's haunted by visions of the dead girl, demanding justice and vengeance.
Landry Prince has always had a crush on Mala, but when Mala discovers his sister, murdered and marked in some sort of Satanic ritual, he wonders if all the rumors about the LaCroix family are true. Yet after Mala uses her connection to the spirit world to identify his sister's killer, he starts to form his own bond to her . . . a very physical one. As they move closer to each other and closer to the truth, Mala and Landry must risk everything—their families, their love, and even their lives.
Release Date: July 1, 2014
The writing was beautifully written, you could feel what the characters were feeling. The pacing was great, nothing seemed to rush nor did a chapter felt like it was just a filler chapter. The suppense was killing me to know what happened to Lainey and when the truth came out, I was like 'What? But, what?' I didn't expect that at all. The background information on the LaCrioux family and the women was very insightful and can't wait to learn more about them. I love how romance wasn't the main focus and how Mala and Landry, Mala mainly, slowly eased into each other lives, even with all the fights and accusations, they can't stop the feelings they have for each other.
The characters... man the characters, they were awesome, each flawed and they weren't perfect nor did they try to be. I have to say my favorite character was of course Mala and Landry. Landry *sigh*, oh Landry, you big idiot. Just like Mala I was thrown off with his mood changes, I can't count how much I said 'Dude will you just stop already.' The two, when they are not arguing, are so cute together, and since the very beginning I've been rooting from them. I'm defiantly Team Landry. For some reason, I don't know why, I don't trust George, I can't quite put my finger on it, he just's puts me off. I disliked Clairce more than I disliked Landry's dad, she just stirs the pits of dislike for me. Though to be honest, I can't wait to see what crazy mess she's going to do in the next book, I don't think she's going to take a hit that bad and do nothing about it.
Mala's mom broke my heart, and I felt the same way as she does when it concerns her mother. Her aunt Marigold (I think that's her name, I know it starts with a 'M'), is completely bonkers and I don't like or trust her at all, especially when it concerns Mala. The Princes family are just... words can't describe how I feel about them, they're just... mmmm. I liked Bessie and Dena a lot, as well as Maggie, each side character is important to the story and I can't wait to see what happens to them and their relationship with Mala progress during the next book.
The ending threw me through a loop, I was shaking my head 'no' and saying 'no' repeatedly. Just, why would you do that to me; and that sneak peek for the next book. Nope, nope, just nope (not in a bad way). I need that book immediately because I don't know how long I can wait without knowing what's going happen and what the deal is.
I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good new adult books with a paranormal twist, love a good romance between to individuals who can be hardheaded. It's a great suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat, not wanting to put it down and leaves you aching for more.
About the Author
Angie Sandro was born at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Within six weeks, she began the first of eleven relocations throughout the United States, Spain, and Guam before the age of eighteen.
Friends were left behind. The only constants in her life were her family and the books she shipped wherever she went. Traveling the world inspired her imagination and allowed her to create her own imaginary friends. Visits to her father's family in Louisiana inspired this story.
Angie now lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an overweight Labrador
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