ReRead Review: It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake

Posted December 18, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 6 Comments

ReRead Review: It Takes a Witch by Heather BlakeSource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Purchase, Physical Book Purchase

Format: Audiobook

It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake
Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins

Date Read: August 2014

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder...

Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: They're actually Wishcrafters - witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt's magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills.

But their magic fails them when a wannabe witch turns up dead - strangled with Aunt Ve's scarf - and Ve's sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body. Ve is standing by her man, but Darcy overheard Skylar wish that the victim would disappear - forever. With Harper distracted by her handsome new crush, Darcy is determined to sleuth her way to the truth. But it'll take more than a wish to unravel this mystery....

More Information:
Publisher: NAL, Tantor
Series: A Wishcraft Mystery #1

Also by this author: The Goodbye Witch, A Potion to Die For, One Potion in the Grave, Some Like it Witchy
Also in this series: The Goodbye Witch, Hexes and Hemlines, Some Like it Witchy

Re-Read Review


Read for Bookclub (DFWTea)(Kindle)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: I am not sure where my original review of It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake went (this is a re-read for me) but it was fun coming back to the beginning of the series to refresh my memory of the sisters when they were new to town. Sometimes re-reads are just what hits the spot!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Coleen Marlo/ Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins

Colleen was a great match for these characters and story. She had sass, smarts, and fun!

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Overall Rating
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Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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6 responses to “ReRead Review: It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake

  1. I really love this cozy book, I think because most cozies take several books before I start to like the main character, but not so with this series. Sometimes cozy books just aren’t well written, but Blake renews my faith in the genre every time I read one of hers. πŸ˜‰

  2. I need this I won The Goodbye Witch from you earlier this year but I haven’t read it yet cause I must start at the beginning and this looks like such a fun series. πŸ™‚