Monday, September 2, 2013

A Good Ending: Winds of Salem - Melissa De La Cruz

Winds of Salem (The Beauchamp Family, #3)Winds of Salem by Melissa De La Cruz
Date Released: August 13, 2013
Publisher:  Hyperion 

Pages: 228 Pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review
Rating: Really Liked
Series: (The Beachamp Family #3) 

Goodreads Synopsis: Modern-day witch Freya Beauchamp is cast back in time to 1692 amongst the Salem Witch Trials by an enemy spell, as her present-day family attempts to reopen the passages of time to bring her home.
SOON TO BE A LIFETIME TELEVISION SERIES!Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, even her immortality is in question. 

Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt.
Moving between past and present, Winds of Salem's dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense is sure to bewitch fans old and new. 

From Goodreads

In Winds of Salem, Melissa De La Cruz raises the stakes for Ingrid, Freya, Joanna, and Freddie. Winds of Salem wasn't one of the best in the series, but it had a great ending that ties up all the loose end in the whole series and I love Mel and this series a lot! Even as an adult book, it expanded my reading horizon and it's easy to open up to newer books.

Freya is back in the past, all the way to the Salem Witch Hunts, and everyone back in the Hamptons is doing everything they can to get her back. I love that aspect in the book, it ways always moving and I liked seeing how the witches did everything to get her back. New alliances were formed and it does wonders to the story when authors do this. There's also plot twist throughout the novel which were done really great and Mel didn't hold back. Mel didn't also hold back on her characters, like Freya who did everything to get back home, and after finishing the series I love all of the witches a lot! What a great cast!

I was expecting a bit more for the ending to the series, and I was happy for the ending, but it was a real wowzer, that would make me want to pick it up. Maybe since it was an adult book, I didn't have the same connections than an older reader could make. I think any reader wanting to expand their reading range, should start with Mel's Witches of East End series. It's promising, racing, and bubbly perfect for upcoming readers :) 

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