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Serpent's Kiss (Witches of East End Novels)


Serpent's Kiss (Witches of East End Novels)

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    Melissa de la Cruz(Author)
"Smart, stylish, and just a bit wicked."
--Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow of Night and A Discovery of Witches
Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the-map coastal town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down.
It all begins when Freya's twin, Freddie, suddenly returns, professing innocence on a long-ago crime and blaming Freya's fiancE. Torn between brother and lover, Freya doesn't know who to trust. And, for the first time, Ingrid is in love with a charming detective. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna--but does it mean to bring harm or help?
As the witches pull together to discover the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most?
Praise for the Witches of East End series
"A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance." --People
"A magical and romantic page-turner." --Washington Post
"[De la Cruz] lets her repressed sorceresses rip." --New York Times
"Casts a spell." --Los Angeles Times

Praise for the "Witches of East End" series: "Fans of the "New York Times" bestselling YA author (Blue Bloods series) will be delighted with the next entry in her new adult series (after "Witches of East End"). A compelling tale of powerful magic, romance, betrayal, and suspense." "Jennifer Anderson, Texas A&M University Library""Praise for the "Witches of East End" series: "Fans of the "New York Times" bestselling YA author (Blue Bloods series) will be delighted with the next entry in her new adult series (after "Witches of East End"). A compelling tale of powerful magic, romance, betrayal, and suspense." "Jennifer Anderson, Texas A&M University Library""Praise for the Witches of East End series: "Fans of the New York Times bestselling YA author (Blue Bloods series) will be delighted with the next entry in her new adult series (after Witches of East End). A compelling tale of powerful magic, romance, betrayal, and suspense."--Jennifer Anderson, Texas A&M University Library --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 316 pages
  • Melissa de la Cruz(Author)
  • Hyperion Books; Reprint edition (9 July 2013)
  • English
  • 6
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • By Penny Wyatt on 2 March 2017

    I really enjoyed Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz, it was the perfect follow on to Witches of East End.Freya’s twin brother Fryr, now known as Freddie, has escaped Limbo and returned to get his revenge on the man he believes responsible for his incarceration, Killian. While Freya goes between the two attempting to prove Killian innocent and find out who is really to blame, Ingrid has her own problems. Her new relationship with Detective Matt Noble is blossoming, but the pixies who accosted her in the park and are now asking for her help are at the center of his investigation into recent burglaries. Joanna meanwhile has received a message from the dead which she is struggling alone to decipher, and the best person she can think of to help her is her long estranged husband, Norman.One of the highlights of this book was the pixies and also the background information their story line provided into the different worlds which have been touched on in the previous book. World building and lore always get a thumbs up from me!Overall a very enjoyable and entertaining read. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book.

  • By N George on 2 April 2017

    Am caught up with these books now, lost in the world of witches! Can't wait for the next one - there should have been more in the series. I'm a true fan, can't wait for more! A good read for sure!

  • By Old Tyke on 31 October 2013

    Lately I have been reading undemanding Regency novels whilst waiting for a hip replacement, my attention span not being what it was. I picked this up from the library,the title promisinga bit of stimulation.I was however drawn in to the story which increasingly became obvious as being a nod to some of my favourite operas, ie The Ring Cycle. Altho I love the music, I am not at all familiar with the story behind it.But from the first bells were ringing.Now you don.t need to know anything about opera to enjoy this novel, but if you have an incling about Wagner,s Ring Cycle then the references to the characters draw you in.Having said that,you can just enjoy the story, knowing nothing about the background,which stands on it.s own.I need to get the previous novel, and look forward to the next one. A thoroughly good read!

  • By Mama Anyi on 17 September 2014

    Showing her research all over the place, sometimes for no damn reason. Also she over explains things as if she doesn't trust her audience to decipher them eg when the pixies speak modern slang or Ingrid and her beau don't. The bit about the 'mackerel sky' was mentioned, described, explained twice. I mean, please woman.There also seem to be a lot of unnecessary waffling and overly-flowery descriptions.Story is still somewhat interesting (or else it's my stubbornness driving me on), but I'm throwing in a few eye rolls because it's as if the plot was skeletal and a lot of what she writes is padding. I could do without half of the book.The first book is better and I'm about to blaspheme, I CANNOT BELIEVE I'm saying this, but the TV series is much better.And what's with the chapters being named after verses of pop music?

  • By Guest on 29 December 2015

    Enjoyed reading about the continuation of Ingrid and Matts relationship. I found Freddies character incredibly annoying (maybe I was meant to?) The weird time travelling storyline for Joanna felt...out of place. But as thats the premise for the next book I guess it couldnt be left out! Enjoyed nonetheless, but not as much as book 1

  • By Roisin on 17 January 2015

    Still reading and currently enjoying! I love how much more to the story there is in relation to the TV series, definitely worth a read if you like fantasy, pixies,steamy romance,even scientific and magical elements linking together; more characters!

  • By MD on 20 February 2017

    Disappointing, I had watched the Witches of East End on Netflix and was hoping this would give more background info or continue the story giving more depth. Sadly It didn't hence low rating. Took 3 hours to read.

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