Sunday, April 10, 2011

Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family) by Melissa De La Cruz (book review)

Joanna Beauchamp and her daughters Freya and Ingrid live a quiet, uneventful life in North Hampton, New York.  But what the town doesn’t know is that they are harboring a great secret– they are immortal witches banned from using their magic.  Joanna is a healer who can resurrect people from the dead.  Ingrid, a reserved librarian, can foresee the future and cure anything from infertility to infidelity. And Freya, the irresistible wild child, has the ability to create a charm or potion that will cure most any heartache.  Unable to deny their true natures, the Beauchamps start using their powers again to help with the ailments of their fellow townspeople.  But when the neighbors are mysteriously attacked, and a young girl last seen drinking one of Freya’s cocktails disappears, it feels like the Salem witch trials all over again, and the Beauchamp women must uncover what dark supernatural forces are working against them.

About The Author 
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter

My Review 

I very much liked this book . You really get to know the main characters and it has got me hooked. This is now one of my favorite books and will be reading it again  and will be on the lookout for book #2 .
This book will be out on June 21, 2011 . If you are into books about witches and/or if you are a fan of   Melissa De La Cruz novels then I think you will love  this book.

I give this 5 out of 5 

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