I received this eARC (electronic Advanced Reader Copy) of The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Age of Witches Details
Author: Louisa Morgan
Publication Date: 23rd April 2020
Format: eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
The Age of Witches Summary
Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need – not only ordinary women but also those with power of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people… one of whom might just be a witch herself.
Frances Allington has used her wiles and witchcraft to claw her way out of poverty and into a spectacular marriage with one of New York’s wealthiest new tycoons. She is determined to secure the Allingtons’ position amongst the city’s elite Four Hundred families by any means necessary – including a scheme to make a glorious aristocratic match for her headstrong and reluctant step-daughter, Annis, using the same strange power with which she ensnared Annis’ father.
To save Annis from this dark magic, Harriet reveals to her Frances’ misuse of their shared birthright and kindles in Annis’ her own nascent powers. Together, Harriet and Annis must resist her stepmother’s agenda lest she – and the dashing young lord she suspects she could come to love – lose their freedom, and possibly their lives.
The Age of Witches Review
My rating is 5 stars.
This was the perfect book for me. It had everything in that I love: strong female characters (especially in a time period when they were expected to be seen and not heard), historical setting (Victorian London & New York), witches, magical realism and a happy but realistic ending.
It was un-put-downable and very easy to read. It is written beautifully. The characters are likeable and realistic with flaws. Their magic is natural and developed into the more enchanted. Harriet is a herbalist, Frances practices maleficia (dark magic) and Annis is discovering her strengths. Annis was my favourite character, refusing to conform to the stereotypes that were forced on a young lady of her birthright.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this if you enjoy real world witchcraft, historical fiction and books implying fate and destiny.
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