Magicless in Nevermore by Violet Merriweather Review

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Title- Magicless in Nevermore

Author- Violet merriweather

Genre- Cozy Mystery

Purchase Link- Amazon KU

synopsis

TONIGHT SHE’S GOING TO FIND HER MAGIC OR DIE TRYING—HOPEFULLY IN THAT ORDER. AND WITHOUT DYING.

Cassandra Holly is just your average witch living in Nevermore. Except for the witch part. To be a witch, to stay in Nevermore—and in enchanting distance of her family—she needs to find her magic.

Now.

Against all odds, she does.

Sort of.

FINDING HER MAGIC IS WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WRONG.

Coming into her magic is a dream come true. Stumbling onto a crime scene where the most powerful—and crankiest—witch in Nevermore’s history has been murdered? Not so much. Being hired by the witch’s ghost to find the killer? Verging into nightmare territory.

Ordinarily Cassie would have left the crime solving to the experts. But it turns out the ghost is not only well-versed in cranky, but coercion as well, and she isn’t going to take no for an answer.

GHOSTLY DESPOT ASIDE, WHAT IF THE MURDER WAS SIMPLY A RED-HERRING?

The more Cassie learns about the murder, the more she realizes something more nefarious is afoot. And if she doesn’t figure out the true mystery in time, she’ll lose her magic, her family, her home.

And quite possibly herself.

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Reviewed by Crystal H.

Cassandra Holly is a witch or at least she hopes she is… In the town of Nevermore everyone i magical and those who aren’t are shunned and made to leave. Cassandra hasn’t come into her magic yet- to say she is a late bloomer is an understatement. In order to stay in Nevermore where everything and everyone she loves is she has to find her magic, and she will do anything to make it happen.

After finding a dislocation spell that will allow her to skim from the magic that flowsin the air of Nevermore she hopes it will help her magic along. She and her best friend Willow catnap the one of the most powerful witches in town, who also happens to be a cat in order to cast the spell. However everything goes wrong when Maude the cranky witchy cat is found dead and with her death the town’s protection spell is in danger and so is the magic. Can Cassie figure out how to fix the town and it’s disappearing magic before it is too late?

The Sweet-

The story begins with a bang.. literally and from that moment I am hooked and eager to read the rest of the book. I am a sucker for witchy cozy mysteries (in case you haven’t noticed) however though this is indeed a cozy it gave me a bit of a New Adult feel and I really enjoyed that aspect of the book as I have yet to come across a cozy mystery with the kind of vibe and found it a welcome addition to the wonderful plot.

Cassie and Willow are young girls who remind me of me and my friends when we were younger- you know just 2 girls who always seem to find trouble cause girls well they wanna have fun. Oh boy, did they have fun and so did! Their cranky antics and magnetism for all things wacky really made this book enjoyable for me.

The Sour-

At time I felt lost as the author would take the story into a not only unexpexted turn but a confusing one at that. There were times I had to re-read a page to really understand what was happening in the scene and wish the author took her time with those scenes.

I have gone ahead and purchased the next book in this series and am so looking forward to seeing what trouble Cassie and Willow get into next!

Rating 4 out of 5 cupcakes!

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Violet grew up on a diet of fables, fiction, and fairy tales. Now that she’s older, she’s discovered a taste for murder, mystery, and magic. Visit violetmerriweather.com to learn more.

 

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