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What’s on the reading pile: Once Blessed, Thrice Cursed

Back in the late 90s/early 2000s, the TV show Charmed was a hot ticket and I wasn’t the only one obsessed with it.

Three sisters, Prue, Piper and Phoebe (and later, Paige), discover they are not just witches, but the Charmed ones. Their day-to-day lives are plagued with demons, warlocks and other sinister creatures while they try to live the lives of normal 20-somethings. It was magical, full of drama and brought magic realism to life on the TV like no other series had done before it.

Just don’t talk to me about the re-boot. *shudder*

Finding books like Charmed has proven quite difficult, with witch tropes getting left behind in the indie world recently. Fairies and shifters have taken the top spots lately and witches aren’t enjoying the hype they used to.

The good news is: I’ve finally found a Charmed-esque book to read!

Clementine Brodeur must untangle her dead mother’s legacy
before the clock runs out.

My name is Clementine and my magic is making me lose sleep.

My two sisters and I have forty-eight hours to find someone our talented mother could not. If we don’t succeed, someone will die. 

My magic allows me to see memories the dead leave behind–which forces me to relive the moment my mother was attacked by fae. 

I must tell my sisters what I’ve seen, because I know what we need to do. 

Except I’m afraid they’re done with my “leap now, look later” escapades.
They’ve had my back for over twenty years. Why wouldn’t they have it now?

* * *

This isn’t a book I can put on my list and wait for later, I need my Charmed fix! Plus, it could be a long time until I find one like it again. (Fingers are crossed for a re-surge in the witch genre soon.)

I’m really hoping that this book gives off a few hits of nostalgia for those of us who loved Charmed but to also go its own way. After all, we don’t want to read the same story all over again. Either way, I’m looking forward to picking this one up soon and getting stuck in.

If you’re a rabid Charmed fan, you can check out Once Blessed, Thrice Cursed on Amazon.

Thanks for reading!

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