Charms & Witchdemeanors by Amanda M. Lee
This series is hit or miss for me. Most of the books are so fantastic that I read them in one sitting, unable to put them down.
This isn’t one of them. In fact, the first 1/3 of the book was so inane, I considered abandoning it (and the series) altogether. The immature griping and sniping between Bay, Clove and Thistle is just annoying. They’re all in their late 20s and having meltdowns because one of them moved in with her boyfriend. And she’s not moving to China, she’s moving a mile down the road. I’m not sure what the point of the asshole FBI agent was. He didn’t add anything to the story, he was just another annoying character trying their hardest to get me to stop reading the book.
Inane characters aside, the plot was quite good and the only reason I’m giving this book 2 stars. Aunt Tillie is accused of poisoning another old lady. Lots of very old small town secrets come out and the murderer was a complete surprise. In fact, if you took out the annoying cousins, this would be a 5 star book.
Overall, just….okay. But barely….okay.