Monday, January 20, 2014

Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne

Book Description:

A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn’t believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she’s forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown. Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Tomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches—and Indira’s sacred calling.
Yet there’s something even Tomas doesn’t know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he’s come to love—and saving the world.
Destiny has but one beginning...

My Thoughts:
This was an intriguing book.  Indria is a witch, well she was a witch until she decided it wasn't real and stopped practicing.  She wanted to find her soul-mate and none of the spells she cast brought him to her.  Father Thomas comes into her life as the horrible dreams she is having become a reality.  Not only is she dreaming that she is being pushed over a cliff but has the marks on her wrist and back to prove it.  
I really liked Thomas.  He was such a good guy.  He had to realize that demons were real but that there were ways to combat them.  I didn't like his mentor at all.  He bothered me on several levels.  I loved Indy and her attitude toward everything....just pretend none of it was real.  The attraction between the two was forbidden, but unmistakable.  I really liked that Indy wasn't completely alone through any of it, but her friend was there and giving her strength.
I rate this a 4/5.  It was a good one, first in a series!

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

**This book contains adult themes/situations**


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