Suddenly Spellbound by Erica Lucke Dean
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
We join this wild and crazy witch and her fiancé soon after the end of the stellar first book in this series. There are a lot of ups and downs throughout the book (including a cliffhanger), but you definitely get a healthy dose of Ivie McKie and her antics.
Ivie’s life is looking up – she’s got her dad back from being a cat, she’s engaged to a man she’s madly in love with, and she has sworn off magic. All of that gets thrown up in the air when her dad tricks her into participating in a spell with a mysterious Scottish stranger. This spell sets off a series of events that gets Ivie in all sorts of new and disturbing trouble. I’ll admit that I was pretty bothered by some of the questionable consent scenes in this one, so if that is something you’re concerned about: beware. With spells involved, the lines get a little blurry. Ivie is forced to re-assess her life, her loves, her family’s motivations and take her best guess at a solution.
While the first book was zany antics and non-stop action, this book definitely goes somewhere completely different. Sure, there is craziness and some spells that transform people into animals, but it was decidedly more serious than the first book of the series. The end of this book certainly guarantees that there will be another installment. I just hope we don’t have to wait too long after that cliffhanger!
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