Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by 47North
A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch.
Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages.
Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline—and its poisonous threat to her future—Elena can’t ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette’s mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?
This is the second book in the Vine Witch series by Luanne G. Smith.
I am not sure what my problem with this book was. Usually, I am all in when it comes to witchy stories, but this one was just too complex and complicated that I think it went over my head. My other problem was that I did not read book one first. Which, I believe I definitely should have. I will have to come back to this series at a later date and check it out again.
I think that this specific moment in my life wasn’t the best time to tackle this one. It is for sure going into the batter’s box for a re-read soon!
If you like witchy stories, definitely check this one out and judge for yourselves.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.