A Letter To Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass
- Author: Elizabeth Bass
- Published: January 25th, 2022
- Publisher: Kensington Books
- Ratings: 2/5
In the sleepy college town of Zenobia, New York, the only supernatural trace on display is the name of Gwen Engel’s business—Abracadabra Odd Job Service. But Gwen’s family has some unusual abilities they’ve been keeping under wraps—until one little letter spells big trouble…
Nearly a century ago, Gwen Engel’s great-great-grandfather cast a spell with catastrophic side-effects. As a result, the Grand Council of Witches forbade his descendants from practicing witchcraft. The Council even planted anonymous snitches called Watchers in the community to report any errant spellcasting…
Yet magic may still be alive and not so well in Zenobia. Gwen and her cousins, Trudy and Milo, receive a letter from Gwen’s adopted sister, Tannith, informing them that she’s bewitched one of their partners and will run away with him at the end of the week. While Gwen frets about whether to trust her scientist boyfriend, currently
out of town on a beetle-studying trip, she’s worried that local grad student Jeremy is secretly a Watcher doing his own research.
Cousin Trudy is so stressed that she accidentally enchants her cupcakes, creating havoc among her bakery customers—and in her marriage. Perhaps it’s time the family took back control and figured out how to harness their powers. How else can Gwen decide whether her growing feelings for Jeremy are real—or the result of too many of Trudy’s cupcakes?…
I have to say this book didn’t work for me, the title, the cover art, and synopsis were the thing that attracted me to this book and I was excited to start reading but sadly as soon as I started the audiobook I was put off by it but still I decided to continue on and see if maybe things will change but they didn’t.
A letter to Three Witches was a quick read but I just couldn’t connect or care for any of the characters. This is supposed to be an adult story but it read more like a YA, and no, that’s not an insult I do read YA but this one had so many silly things and even though we get some magical things that happened it was still disappointing for a witching book.
As for the audiobook narration I’ll say the narrator did a good job but some of the voices and conversations between characters sounded a bit annoying but I guess that has to do with the book reading a bit juvenile.
Thank you to Netgalley, Kensington Books, and the author for the advance audiobook copy in change for an honest review.