Salem’s Vengeance

by Aaron Galvin

Review by KM

I’ve always been attracted to books about witches and magic. It’s probably the Halloween-baby in me trying to break out. Either way, I was delighted to find this on NetGalley. In fact, I’ll probably be taking a vacation to Salem this year because of it.
Summary

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Kelly never expected to meet the Devil’s daughter. She only sought innocent dancing in the moonlight, not a coven entranced by their dark priestess.
When her friends partake of a powder meant to conjure spirits – and the results go horribly awry – Sarah is forced to make a choice. To keep their secret risks her own damnation, but to condemn them may invoke the accusing remnants of Salem to rise again.

Musings

Okay, for some reason, I pictured this 90’s sitcom My Best Friend’s The Devil’s Daughter when I read this summary (that’s not a real sitcom. Except in my head. It’s awesome; there’s a laugh-track and everything). That’s not what this is. Salem’s Vengeance is written like a historical novel, but with paranormal elements. Well. Kind of. Kind of scientific, drugged-up elements too.

The ending left on such a note that the plot was wrapped up enough where it didn’t need a sequel, but there was definitely enough there to make one if wanted. That is how I love my series. The best part of all? The second book is already out. I saw it on Amazon and it’ll probably be my welcome-to-the-weekend reward.

Seriously, this book is on Amazon right now for three friggin’ dollars. Three dollars. Your morning Starbucks is already going to cost you more than that, so you should really buy the book to accompany your S’mores Frappuccino (have any of you had that yet? It’s amazing. I’m gaining weight from thinking about it right now).

My one warning about this book is to beware reading it before bedtime. The action scenes are brutal and, while I loved them, I was stuck staying up a lot longer than I expected. Nightmares were definitely on the menu that night.

Now, I have to go dive back into this world with the sequel.

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