Author: Sabrina Ramoth
Genre: young adult, urban fantasy,
Published: June 3, 2016
Publisher: Exit 80 Publishing
When secrets from the past collide with the present, the consequences may be deadly.
Growing up in a small town in Louisiana, seventeen-year-old Vivienne Davenport's life is that of an ordinary teenager. At least, until the untimely death of her mother reveals a family secret. She's adopted . . . and her real mom is a witch.
The truth of her lineage only complicates Vivienne's life further. Buried deep within her family’s history of magic is a deadly curse that has plagued her family for generations.
When her birth mom disappears, Vivienne must tap into her suppressed powers in order to save her long lost mother. And herself.
Can Vivienne become the witch she needs to be? Or will her newfound powers prove too much for her to handle? Only one thing is certain, Vivienne will soon learn that all magic has a price.
The Curse of the Bruel Coven, the first book in a new and exciting young adult fantasy series is sure to cast a spell on you.
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Me and The Curse of the Bruel Coven just didn't have that spark...
The Curse of the Bruel Coven is a book about witches and curses and magics and trying to get into a life that's been completely hidden from you. After reading a couple of chapters and getting the hang of the story, it felt quite generic for me. I'm not sure if I've actually read a lot of books in this set up but it flows in a really predictable pace. And it feels that it isn't exactly offering anything new to me.
Vivienne is a decently developed character. The way she reacted to everything and how she took them were nicely written. I'd say that if I was me, I'd probably like her. She's quite stubborn (like many heroines, yes?) but that makes her push her limits and really reach out to her ability. Her dreams were also a very nice way of telling Lisette and Oliver's story. It made me more intrigued of the story.
"You have to stop blaming yourself for things that are out of your control." -loc570, eARC
There was a twist in the story that I did not see coming. I did not actually expect this book to have a twist. I just read on, follow the story, see how everything will be resolved. The ending was good. It ended decently with a cliffhanger feel to build excitement for the sequel. I'm intrigued, honestly. But this isn't exactly something I'll be so excited over.
OVERALL, The Curse of the Bruel Coven is a good book that involves witches, a curse to be solved, a well developed heroine, and an intriguing story. I recommend it to young adult readers who enjoys urban fantasy as it's a contemporary setting that involves magics. I don't want to stop you because of my rating, this book and I just didn't worked out. I believe it will work better for others :)
~I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~