Book Review: Blood of the White Witch by Lacey Weatherford

Posted June 12, 2017 by soaringu in four stars, witches / 0 Comments

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Title: Blood of the White Witch
Pages: 316
Published: 10/19/10
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Rating: four stars.fw

Summary:

When love came knocking on the door of novice witch, Portia Mullins, in the form of handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum, she had no idea how quickly the attraction between them would escalate. Now she finds her relationship with Vance taken to a whole new level, in a way she had never dreamed possible at this point and time of her life. Yet even as the personal connection between them explodes, the two quickly find themselves in a world of shifting balances.

While searching for Vance’s missing mother, they realize they are suddenly unsure of who to trust, learning that sometimes things are not always as they appear. When Vance’s demon characteristics abruptly begin to resurface again without warning, the horrible truth comes out, crashing down upon them and shattering some of their most precious dreams. Once the deadly secret is uncovered, Portia and Vance find themselves hastily rushing against the hands of time in an attempt to stop an ancient ritual from being performed. But will they be successful before fate reaches out to twist them cruelly, possibly separating them and changing magic forever? Passion, loyalties, powers, and family ties, will all be tested when dangerous adventures abound in this third installment in the Of Witches and Warlocks series, Blood of the White Witch.

My Thoughts: 

After another cliffhanger ending of The Demon Kiss, I was extremely excited once again to continue the series. Weatherford did a great job with the second installment. However, I felt that the third installment of this series did not hold up as highly to the second one.

Things are even more difficult for Portia and Vance. They have been through so much in the second book. Portia was tortured and exposed to many horrors. In the midst of the chaos, they attempt to start their new life as husband and wife. The book starts of where Portia and Vance are being married. The scene starts out really sweet. It was a great start to the book. The first quarter of the book is mainly focused on their romance. It is as combustible and passionate than before. It is awesome to see that the couple are finally bonded together for eternity after their rollercoaster life. However, there are more things being held in store.

This book focuses primary one the evilness of Vance’s family and expands on Vance’s origins. I really loved that we get to see where Vance’s family came from. Turns out that his grandparents are no better than before. In fact, they are incredibly evil. I love the twists and turn that come from this revelation. Boy, I was on my feet for the most part of the book.

After the first quarter of the book, the pace really starts to take over. There are so many twists. New things are being revealed about the witches and warlock world. However, there were some major disappointments. I did not feel that Portia was the strong girl in the previous books. I felt that she became more weaker and was sort of a damsel in distress. Vance was awesome, but he was not the original Vance. I felt that he was not strong enough to fight the demonic transformation. I felt that he really just succumbed.

The secondary characters are still great. I love that we get to see more of Vance’s mom and the truth about her. In addition, we get to see the unity of Portia’s and Vance’s coven. That unity really makes me want to be in their coven if I was a witch. Which (pun intended), I’m not.

Because of some disappointments in this book, this book will receive 4 stars.

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