PACIFIC NORTH WITCHES
This is an absolutely delightful paranormal cozy mysteries by Samantha Silver. I am a huge fan of her work. She’s one of those very gifted and highly talented writers possessing magic in her pen ( her magic wand) 😊😊. Wow! This series has won me over right from the beginning. The protagonist, Althea Everwood’s daredevilry, her courage, her frankness with her opinion and determination to solve the murders and the antics of her crazy grandma Rosie is sooooo adorable that you can’t afford to miss it. Plenty of awesome magic combined with nonstop humor, unexpected twists and turns at the right places is sure enough to win over paranormal cozy mystery lovers.
Going through the potions ( Book 1)
The beginning of this book itself is amazing. Althea Everwood, an Earth Witch, living in Mount Rheanier, is trying to unclip a collar from a live dragon as a part of her test for becoming a Magical Fixer under the supervision of Keith. She fails in her mission after retrieving the collar in half. Blaze, the dragon shifter, with whom she was battling for the collar, sympathizes with her.She is also employed by Magical Pharmaceuticals as a plant collector for a meager salary.
Unfortunately, she happens to stumble upon Blaze, the dragon shifter’s, dead body on her way to collecting the plants for potion making. She calls The Enforcers ( The paranormal police) and is shocked to find Jack, an Enforcer, and her former friend who had betrayed her trust by sleeping with her boyfriend, Sean. She hasn’t forgiven him for hiding the fact that they were gay. She learns about the half million abra reward announced by Blaze’s parents to catch the murderer and decides to compete against her crazy grandma Rosie and her pal, Connie. Will she succeed in her mission or would Rosie win? Fasten your seat belts on your chair to stop rolling out laughing and watch out for amazing surprises.
Get with the Potions (Book 2)
Althea continues to make me laugh with her antics. She’s helping her Grandma Rosie to become the town’s biggest gossip by clipping tiny collars fitted with mic on the captured squirrels so that she can eavesdrop on people wherever these furry creatures go. Rosie accidentally causes a squirrel to become gigantic and chase Althea aka Ali. Finally, Althea manages to restore it to its former size and clip the collar.
After spending an exhausting morning, she visits The Newt and Cauldron, a local bar for witches and wizards. She notices a gang of young witches bullying another one in the bathroom. She couldn’t help interfering and scares the other witches to leave the girl alone before hexing the gang leader, Danielle Dashwood, to have a face full of boils . The other witch, Janet, thanks her for her intervention.
Ali is in trouble after Danielle is found dead the next day in the forest by a couple of wolf shifters. The whole town suspects her of committing the murder because the deceased had spread the news of Ali’s hexing all over the town, a day before her death. But persistence is her another name. Though shaken by the unfair treatment by her townspeople, Ali vows to bring the real murderer to justice and clear her name. Her best friend, Willow, though scared of breaking any law, sticks with her until the end. This kind of friendship is so heart warming. You will find doses of laughter in this book as well. There are shocking revelations and even more shocking is the way Ali realizes who the culprit is. Awesome, highly irresistible book!
Potion sickness (Book 3)
I am so much in love with Ali’s character that I wish I was a man and married her for her fiesty character with a great sense of humor. Ali’s having a fight with her familiar, a goat, called Vinnie, who’s innocently trying to chew away a bag of carrots. She goes out to meet Willow, her best friend, for training for the upcoming Magical Fixer test. Later, they go to a little café for their morning meals when they learn of another murder. Unable to contain their curiosity, they visit the crime scene and come to know that the deceased was a vampire, Luca Sadoveanu, the son of Marcu and Ilona Sadoveanu, who own the grocery store in the town.
Ali doesn’t want to get involved this time but fate has planned something else for her. The Sadoveanus visit her home and offer her a whopping three hundred thousand abras to solve the murder. Despite her promise to her best friend, Willow, and her mother, she gets into the detective mode. Inspite of a heinous crime, a murder, the scenes that follow are so hilarious that I thought I was almost going to die laughing. Boy! Oh Boy! It’s absolute fun and there’s such a big twist in the tale that it will come as a shocker. The climax takes the crowning glory. I laughed so hard that I almost had tears in my eyes. If you are looking for a 100% entertainer, look no further. I wish I could meet Samantha Silver and thank her personally for bringing a constant smile on my face. This series is definitely a must read.
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