Eye of the Coven, the first novella in the Eye of the Coven series by Larissa Ladd sets the tone with a fast pace, tension and conflict for the main character, Cherry. Cherry is a young powerful witch who is destined to lead her coven. Problem is, she doesn't want to. She wants a "normal" life, or as normal a life as possible for someone like her. Devan, totally "normal" and totally clueless about witches and their powers, comes into her life, they fall in love quickly and foolishly, Cherry agrees to marry him, putting a bullseye on his back for possible coven retaliation. When Cherry is betrayed and attacked by the coven, she must make a decision, assume her role as coven leader or follow her heart.
Larissa Ladd put a lot of action into this short, but good novella. Do I wish there were more in-depth world and character building? Yep, but that said, she has definitely conveyed what she wants the reader to feel with her clean writing style and hook at the end that left me wanting to know what would happen next in the battle of wills and power between the coven, Cherry and a surprise betrayer who is egging the coven on. Directed at YA readers who want conflict, romance and more conflict, but don't have a lot of time to devote to reading, this is a good choice.
I received my copy from Larissa Ladd in exchange for my honest review.
- by Dii, Top 1000 Amazon reviewer