A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell

Posted July 9, 2015 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Murder, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Review, Series, Supernatural, Urban, Witches / 0 Comments

A Cast-Off Coven by Juliet BlackwellA Cast-Off Coven by Juliet Blackwell
Series: A Witchcraft Mystery #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by NAL on January 1st 1970
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal
Format: Kindle

Students are spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, and Lily is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In return she's been promised a trunkful of Victorian-era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet.
But Lily finds something else: the body of a wealthy patron of the school. In between running the store and seeing her new boyfriend, Max—a "mythbuster" who is uncomfortable with her witchcraft—she uses her sleuthing skills to try to solve the murder. Soon Lily senses something from the school's vintage clothes, but it's not the smell of mothballs—it's the unmistakable aura of evil intent.

My take on this book:: CAUTION!! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ ANY SPOILERS PLEASE STOP READING NOW! IF YOU DO WANT TO READ SPOILERS CONTINUE ON! I WON’T ALWAYS HAVE SPOILERS THOUGH!!

Lily Ivory is back in another great book from Juliet Blackwell. This time we are dealing with some weird stuff going on at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts. Poor Lily. That’s all I gotta say because that girl has to deal with Max’s jealously over some certain men that she sees throughout the book along with not wanting her to do anything with her “witchy” powers.

All I gotta say is…BEWITCHED 2.0!! Haha okay I’m done. But seriously they just need to change their names and go back into time to when Bewitched was shot and their they go. But yeah Lily has to deal with a ghost, a demon, jealous boyfriend, and demon possessed people. This book was pretty good as it held my interest. Well that is until I got busy and so totally forgot about this book until yesterday. I am quite glad that I got to finish it and that I found Juliet Blackwell. Who I wish the utmost best of luck with all of her series’ that she is doing and that I can’t wait to see what else happens for Lily, Oscar, Aidan, Max, Bronwyn, and Maya. Those four are all going to be a whole lot busy while Lily stays in San Francisco.

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About Juliet Blackwell

Juliet Blackwell was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, the youngest child of a jet pilot from New York and an editor from Texas. She graduated with a degree in Latin American Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz, and went on to earn Masters degrees in Anthropology and Social Work from the State University of New York, Albany.

While in graduate school she published several articles based on her research with immigrant families from Mexico and Viet Nam, as well as one full-length translation: Miguel León-Portilla’s seminal work, Endangered Cultures. Juliet taught Medical Anthropology at SUNY-Albany, was a producer for a BBC documentary about Vietnamese children left behind by US soldiers, and worked as an elementary school social worker in rural New York. Upon her return to California, she became a professional artist and ran her own decorative painting, historical renovation, and domestic design studio for more than a decade.

In addition to mainstream novels, Juliet pens the New York Times Bestselling Witchcraft Mysteries and the Haunted Home Renovation series. As Hailey Lind, she wrote the Agatha Award-nominated Art Lover’s Mystery series. She is past president of Northern California Sisters in Crime and former board member of Mystery Writers of America.

Juliet lives in a hundred-year-old house with extensive botanical gardens in Northern California but spends as much time as possible in Europe and Latin America. She believes in the magic of language, travel, and cultural exchange to open hearts, minds, and souls.