Book Review. Once and Future Witches. 5 Stars.

Warning: Some reviews contain minor spoilers, but I keep the best parts vague. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more reviews and thoughts on reading.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

So many things to love about this book that I’ve probably missed things.

What I liked…

  • The writing style was an entertaining combination of eclectic and straightforward. I can’t pinpoint anything in particular, but I just love the tone of the POVs.
  • And OMG, I love the spells as epigraphs and the alternative fairytale interludes. They make for such a unique read in modern literature.
  • I love the casual slip into backstory that feel so perfectly place that it doesn’t even feel like backstory. It feels more like justification, which is exactly what I feel like backstory should be.
  • The characters were so wonderfully different but all ended up wanting the same thing. 
  • It’s a strong character-driven story, but the characterisation didn’t feel slow or boring like in some books. It grounded me in each of the sisters’ mindset so I understood their motives.
  • I really liked how it tied into real history with equality. I like real world issues in fantasy. It keeps it relatable to our own world and gives it more meaning and relevance.

 What I didn’t like…

  • Nothing worth mentioning. 

Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves great characters, real issues, and a little magic to make it fun.


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