Book Reviews

#BookReview – Witch’s Dawn by Crystal Ash

Blurb

“One day, I’m nobody. The next, I’m a witch. And I’ve caught the attention of three smoking hot demons. I left home to start over, to escape a world I never fit in. I soon learned that my past was a lie. My parents suppressed my magical abilities and tried to make me forget my true nature. They almost succeeded. Now my real grandmother is back in my life and teaching me the craft of our people. After living my whole life without magic, I feel like a blind woman seeing for the first time. But three devilishly handsome men are saying there’s more to my story. I see them everywhere, even in my dreams which are starting to feel like distant memories. They say I’m not an ordinary witch. My grandmother says not to trust them. Who do I believe? 

18+ reverse harem Some scenes may be triggering to some readers.”

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Five stars!

Who’s driving this thing?

Deja, a young entrepreneur running a successful tea business in San Francisco with the help of her best friend, Nona. Raised by a devout couple, Deja often finds herself torn between adhering to the rules of her upbringing and jumping into every day with reckless abandon.

Most readers can connect with Deja’s struggle and I think this is what makes her such a relatable and lovable character. After receiving a foreboding and exciting prediction from a local fortune-teller, Deja meets Sal, Raum and Ash who are as captivated by her as she is by them. Before long, she learns that they have a history stretching back much further than her memory allows.

 

What’s this all about?

Confession time. I’ve accidentally stumbled upon another reverse harem. Not to say that I would never purposefully read a reverse harem – I would! – but I have a habit of reading them without realising what I’m getting into. Witch’s Dawn does the genre a huge justice, I loved it!

Deja discovers she is a witch and Sal, Raum and Ash are three demons who she has spent centuries growing close to before her sudden death. The history they share is slowly revealed to Deja in her dreams, the memories returning to her in a drip-fed fashion – and they are super-saucy.

The arrival of her biological grandmother in her life allows Deja to learn all about what it means to be a witch, and that demons are not to be trusted. Her new identity and upbringing at odds with her desires, Deja struggles to fight the urges that compel her to let Sal, Raum and Ash in.

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What’s so great about it?

Witch’s Dawn is a big tease. It’s sexy but doesn’t give us all we want straight away, and leaves us hanging at the end wanting to dive straight into the second book. The tension is expertly distributed and gives us no choice but to click book two into our Amazon baskets.

Deja is a fantastic character. Desperate to discover who she is and what she is capable of, she comes across as inexperienced and not exasperatingly naive. Independent, giving and kind, she runs her business like a pro and despite several lifetimes-worth of interaction with demons, she is a wonderful person. Yet, she still has a desire for the naughty and formerly forbidden paths presented to her.

While reverse harems are all about sex, it was quite sparing in Witch’s Dawn in favour of a solid plot. A story I can’t wait to continue!

 

What’s not so great about it?

It’s short. I could have read this book all day, but it really didn’t take long to get through. With at least three more books in the series, I’m hoping the following stories are a little bit longer.

 

Should I get it?

Hell, yes! Pun completely and unashamedly intended.

Witch’s Dawn is available on Amazon in e-book and paperback format.

 

I couldn’t let Fin the baby dragon read this one (he’s a minor), so he’s allowed me to grant Witch’s Dawn The Secret Library recommended read seal!

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Thanks for reading my review! Have you read this book? Let me know what you think!

 

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