A Witch’s Feast (Memento Mori Series, #2) by C. N. Crawford


A Witch's Feast

 

The authors sent me an advanced reader’s copy (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

 

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

There are new rules governing the country–namely, no magic. But Fiona Forzese has never been good with rules…

After a ghostly army terrorized Boston, the Ranulf family say they’ll help Fiona and her classmates finish up junior year. They say their old Virginia plantation is a safe haven. All Fiona and her secret coven have to to do is show up to a few math and English classes.

It should be a perfect solution. And it would be, if the Ranulfs weren’t members of a witch-hunting cult.

As Fiona digs deeper into the Ranulf’s past, she learns a dark truth that shocks her to her core. But it isn’t only the Ranulfs who are keeping secrets, and as the witch-hunting cult closes in, Fiona is forced to confront the demons of her own past.

The Memento Mori Witch Series–
Book 1: THE WITCHING ELM
Book 2: A WITCH’S FEAST

 

Genre(s):  Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Series:  Memento Mori Series, #2

Length:  293 pages

Release Date:  2015-10-10

 

Teaser


It had been nearly a week since he’d helped defeat the Harvesters in the Battle of Maremount, but a magical aura still charged the atmosphere. The air felt electrified even here in Boston, though philosophers had severed this city from Maremount long ago. In the chaotic aftermath of the battle, it had taken Tobias and Fiona a full day to find the rest of their coven. Tobias had been relieved to find them safe in a sports stadium converted into a temporary shelter. And now, his friends prepared to flee the chaos.


 

My Opinion

This book takes Tobias, Fiona and their friends from Boston to a plantation in Virginia – to be safe; a safe haven if it weren’t for the witch-hunting cult.

With A Witch’s Feast, C. N. Crawford have created a thrilling story with plot lines mainly in Virginia and Maremount. In this second instalment of the Memento Mori Series, the protagonists have to stand against quite different adversaries. The story comprises a variety of characters with sufficient depth and a pretty good combination of fast-paced and slower-paced interactions. A fight for survival leads to unanticipated alliances and adversaries. I had a good time reading A Witch’s Feast – it is an enjoyable read with some references to Salem and the Witch Trials. [Salem is well worth visiting, be sure to visit the Salem Witch Museum!]. The story has some interesting turns and is cleverly elaborated, making it harder to put away as the adventure proceeds.

This is for you if you like stories about witches, (urban) fantasy, stubborn protagonists and clever turns.

The second book in a compelling series – to read again.

Recommended.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady (fast)
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV Alternating persons

 

About the author

C.N. Crawford is not one person but two. Christine (C) grew up in the historic town of Lexington, and has a lifelong interest in New England folklore – with a particular fondness for creepy old cemeteries. Nick (N) spent his childhood reading fantasy and science fiction further north during Vermont’s long winters.

Together they work to incorporate real historical events and figures into contemporary urban fantasy novels.

 

Connect with the Author:

 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about A Witch’s Feast?  Or – if you did not yet read A Witch’s Feast – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If A Witch’s Feast was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

 

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