Review: American Witch

Review: American WitchAmerican Witch by Thea Harrison
Series: American Witch Trilogy #1
on April 29, 2019
Genres: Paranormal

FINAL DECISION: The book grabbed me and I couldn’t put it down. I had thought I would read it in parts as I did something else, but I ended up being pulled back into the story. This is Molly’s story as she emerges from a bad marriage, finds her power and a new place for herself and a man who will sacrifice for her.

THE STORY: Molly Sullivan’s “perfect” world falls apart when she is confronted with evidence of her husband’s infidelity. For months she has been struggling with strange occurrences and that night she also meets a man who tells her that she is an actual witch. Molly recovers her life, finds her own strength, discovers her new powers, and finds herself involved in a battle of witches that threatens her life.

OPINION: This is a book about Molly’s transformation both in discovering her powers as a witch and also as a woman. This book did a great job with the balance between what might be women’s fiction (about Molly’s empowerment) and romance. I happened to love both aspects of this book. I found her journey compelling in this story as she moves from a woman who was barely existing in her life subsumed by her husband’s career to a woman who forges her own path and makes her own demands for respect and what she wants.

Molly’s world is blown up and she finds herself having to build a new and different life. What I really enjoyed is that even when she is feeling her way through this new world, she isn’t going to allow herself to make the same mistakes again. When she meets Josiah Mason, she isn’t going to allow his knowledge to become a way to dominate her. She demands what she wants from him. At the same time, she finds herself interested in Josiah. But she is not going to give up herself ever again.

Josiah is fascinated by Molly from the moment that they meet. She challenges him to change and if he wants her, he has no choice but to make the choices that will fit him into her life.

I found Molly’s story compelling. There is enough action and romance to keep the story going at a good clip. In fact, I was so interested that I couldn’t put the book down even when I wanted to. I loved the connection between Molly and Josiah.

WORTH MENTIONING: This book is complete in its story, but there is a “big bad” who is still on the loose at the end of this book and thus the overarching story continues past this book. However, this book does not have a cliffhanger.

CONNECTED BOOKS: AMERICAN WITCH is the first in a planned trilogy. However, it exists in the world of the Elder Races. It is not necessary to have read any of the Elder Races books to read this one.

STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars.

NOTE: I received an eARC of this book from the author.  I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own. I have purchased my own copy of this book apart from the ARC I received.



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