Blurb: Samantha Hawthorne lives a rather curious life in New Orleans running a magic and herb shop. As an Elemental Witch in the Big Easy and owner of a wolf Familiar as well as the head of a former Faerie Queen, curious is as quiet as it gets for Sam.
Until children start turning into blood-thirsty Changelings and attack their parents.
When one of these children shows up in front of her shop, Sam and her friends are determined to find out where they’re coming from and where the exchanged children are being kept and put a stop to it. But will they succeed when they find themselves pitted against ninja ghouls, one of the oldest and darkest enemies of the mortal world, and a secret from Sam’s childhood that could unravel her magic?
Review: Since this is a new author for me, I really wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Though on the shorter side, I did end up liking this quite a bit.
There were enough twists and turns in the plot to keep it interesting and is apparently not one of those stories where the main character is this can do not wrong, perfect, mega-magic user that just happens to be able to easily solve everything with the awesomeness of her powers. Instead, she has lots of potential balanced out by normal, human imperfections. So far I’m liking many of the supporting cast of characters as well.
I’m left feeling cautiously optimistic about this author. Sadly, these aren’t carried at my local library, so I may only be able to grab additional books occasionally between my “must have” purchase budget.