Witches of East End by Melissa del al Cruz
Recommended Age: 15 and up
Reviewer: Rathna Ramanathan
“There is nothing I can do for her. Not without breaking the
bonds of the restriction. Not without putting myself in danger as
well,” thought Ingrid Beauchamp. Yet it seems that throughout Melissa
de la Cruz’s novel, “Witches of East End”, Ingrid, Freya, and Joanna
Beauchamp continually risk losing their privileges as members of an
incognito Long Island witch family as they succumb to their inner
desires in a mortal world.
I found myself pulled under the spell of Cruz’s simple, yet
flavorful language that will surely draw any older teen or adult.
“Witches of East End” represents a novel with wonderful character
development as well as a unique plot design of interwoven narratives
outlining the moral crisis faced by the three most powerful witches of
North Hampton. The only disappointment of novel, if any can be found,
was the slightly cliché ending with the usual made-up names and
extremely implausible explanations that accompany many modern fantasy
novels. Otherwise, “Witches of East End” definitely satisfies any
older fiction fan’s craving for a simple yet exhilarating read.