What an awesome book! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this up, but I was completely blown away.
Rowan and Alex were in my opinion were one of the strongest couples I have had the pleasure of reading lately. Yes they had an instant connection but the reasoning behind this is was very believable in the context of the story. I do have a few questions about when Alex was younger and saw Rowan for the first time, but I think enough was explained in the story that I can come up with my own conclusion and be satisfied with it. The other characters in the story were okay and helped paced the story. I guess I have been reading so many mysteries lately that I kept thinking every person that came into the scene was bad and wanted to hurt Rowan. To my pleasant surprise the author kept the plot centered around just a few villains and that the few friends that Rowan found were really her friends. I would love to know more about her Grams and her own Mom for that matter and I am really hoping that in the future we will get to see these ladies including Rowan and all their witchy awesomeness.
The plot was amazing. I love the Salem witch trials and I tend to gravitate towards stories that involve them and this story does not disappoint one bit. I really loved the lore that was used throughout and I really want more from this world. I feel like Tara did a very nice job interweaving the romance into the overall plot line and I have to say that there were quite a few scenes that blew my socks off with the heat that was between Rowan and Alex. This was definitely for the older young adult crowd.
All in all I am very happy with this book and I can’t wait to see what Tara Fuller comes up with next whether it be with a sequel to this novel or an entirely different story all together. I am early awaiting either one!
After a horrific fire claims the life of her mother, seventeen year old Rowan Bliss finds herself in the miniscule town of Ipswich, Massachusetts. It's here that she meets Alex, a deliciously mysterious boy who holds the key to unlocking her family's dark secret.
As Rowan falls helplessly over the edge for Alex, the secrets that he insists on keeping refuse to be contained. The truth that she uncovers challenges everything she has ever believed. Alex is a witch. And now he's awakened something within her she never even knew existed. But out of all of this, the one thing Rowan won't accept is the fact that Alex is destined to die.
Rowan must unearth the buried power she harbors within to escape a deadly prophecy, defy the very laws of time, and prevent the hands of fate from taking yet another person she loves.