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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,790 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa de la Cruz Narrator: Katie Schorr Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Beauchamp Family Series Release Date:
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From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost three million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz’s first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.

The three Beauchamp women—Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid—live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret—they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there’s Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it’s time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sexy, magical romp, sure to bring de la Cruz a legion of new fans.”

    Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld series

  • “A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance…breezy fun.”

    People

  • “Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the bestselling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “What happens when a family of Long Island witches is forbidden to practice magic? This tale of powerful women, from the author of the addictive Blue Bloods series, mixes mystery, a battle of good versus evil and a dash of Norse mythology into a page- turning parable of inner strength.”

    Self magazine

  • “In her first novel for adults, the author…lets her repressed sorceresses rip.”

    New York Times

  • “De la Cruz has, with Witches, once again managed to enliven and embellish upon history and mythology with a clever interweaving of past and present, both real and imagined…[it] casts a spell.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Fans of her young-adult Blue Bloods books will love this new series and be thrilled by the appearance of two familiar characters. But Witches of East End is certain to attract new adult readers as well. The pacing is masterful, and while the witchcraft is entertaining, it’s ultimately a love triangle that makes the story compelling. De la Cruz has created a family of empathetic women who are both magically gifted and humanly flawed.”

    Washington Post

  • “De la Cruz is a formidable storyteller with a narrative voice strong enough to handle the fruits of her imagination. Even readers who generally avoid witches and whatnot stand to be won over by the time the cliffhanger-with-a-twist ending hits.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A decidedly weird mishmash of mythologies, a serpentine plot, and a thicket of back stories intertwine as de la Cruz sets up the continuing saga, but it all gels magnificently. Fantasy for well-read adults.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Katie Schorr lets their story unfold with calm patience, her straightforward, meticulous narration making the juxtaposition between the details of daily life and the Beauchamp family’s magic feel even more significant. She quietly but carefully enhances the suspense as newcomers stir up trouble in North Hampton, forcing each woman to make difficult, defining choices.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amanda Cunningham | 2/12/2014

    " It was like that movie "Practical Magic" but worse...but I couldn't stop reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Siona | 2/12/2014

    " Beginning was great but the end was so odd and felt clunky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Renee | 2/6/2014

    " "Witches of East End" is a cute, light-hearted story of two immortal sisters and their mother. The novel reminds me of "Practical Magic," so any fans of that novel/movie will no doubt like this story. As all things seem to be these days, the novel is a first in a series. While I did enjoy the story, there seemed to be a steady vagueness that irked me as I read. It's as if the author didn't want to divulge too much of the lengthy past of these characters. Because of this, parts of the narrative seemed underdeveloped or lacking. The story took an unexpected turn to a folktale, which I felt was not referenced early enough in the story to articulate the apparent importance to the overall story. I was left feeling like, "Wait? THIS is where this series is going?" It was a bit confusing and anticlimactic. I'm sure at some point in time, I'll probably continue on with the series. The second book is out now, but it's not worth the $14 charge to continue on. I'm going to wait until this one goes down in price. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Priscilla | 2/3/2014

    " Witches of East End was interesting to say the least it tied in much more than I originally thought it would. I do recommend this book for other readers but, be aware it gets pretty out there at the end. I didn't have some issues with the writing style, it was like nothing, nothing, nothing, bam, the end. it seemed as if there was something in the middle. Or this might have just been me... "

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