- Tapa dura: 224 páginas
- Editor: Hyperion; Edición: First Edition First Printing (8 de abril de 2011)
- Colección: The Beauchamp Family
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1401323901
- ISBN-13: 978-1401323905
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- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº254.057 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Witches Of East End (The Beauchamp Family) (Inglés) Tapa dura – 8 abr 2011
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"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
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Engaged to Bran, the heir to Fair Haven and Gardiners Island, Freya, a bartender and witch who has a potion to cure every kind of heartache, finds her life spiraling out of control when she is drawn to Bran's brother and a young girl goes missing after taking one of her irresistible cocktails.Ver Descripción del producto
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So I admit that I spent the first half of the book trying figure out how the events of the tv show would fit into the book. Once I just got over the fact that are completely different I started to enjoy the novel more. I'm not going to go into a list of how they are the same and different, just know that this is not a rehashing of the events of the tv show.
I will say that the character of Joanne's sister is missing and I really liked her.
The book was actually good. The story was engaging, interesting and well-crafted. The writing was simple, clear and inviting without ever being prosaic or cliché. I didn't always agree with the book's direction though. I found Joanna's devotion to Tyler maudlin. However, I did like the other characters and their unique subplots.
I like that Freya was so buoyantly alive, very sexual, extremely kind and even smart, and Ingrid was brave and formidable, and not just clever.
The new take on mythology was delicious, and I delighted on the little hints. Not everything was explained, though I hungered for more. The drops given were just enough to whet my curiosity. I also appreciate the fact that there was a resolution to all the mysteries, and the take on Norse mythology was very refreshing.
This is an entertaining, competently written tale, and I want to read the second book. Not once did the book feel tiresome or unfriendly. It was a fantasy all the way through, and I enjoyed it as such. Better than Beautiful Creatures, and certainly as engaging as Twilight and Hunger Games. IMHO of course.
One major difference between the book and the show is that Freya and Ingrid do know they are witches and their powers are contained by the council. For many, many years they have been hiding in the shadows, trying to be normal, but just one little unpunished twinge of magic turns into a joyful reunion of the old ways. This turnaround surprised me. I thought they would try to be a little more discreet with their powers instead of putting it all out there for the town to see.
Freya, a bartender at the local bar, can whip you up a great love potion. She even creates her own menu of "drinks". Her main problem is her infatuation with her soon-to-be brother-in-law. She is pulled to him, and her fiance is gone a lot, apparently saving the world. Freya is a really fun character despite the angst she has during the book.
My favorite character was Ingrid. She has the perfect job. She is a librarian in a gorgeous old library. Wait, I think I'm thinking of the library in the show which is absolutely amazing. Ingrid's power brings many visitors to her library in hopes of having their problems solved.
It takes some special magic and knowledge for Joanna, Freya and Ingrid to put together the pieces of the oddities and violence that has taken over their town. Joanna, Freya and Ingrid do not appear to be particularly close throughout the book, but when it matters, they close ranks. Witches of East End did not pull too much of an emotional response or attachment from me on any of the characters, they were just sort of "there", and things just rolled along with a fairly low-key climax. I did enjoy the story, and it definitely made me want to read more witch stories, it just didn't pull me in or excite me the way I was hoping.