Magic flows through Jillian Proctor’s veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly’s life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it – and everything in her life is destroyed.
If you enjoy paranormal genre books, you are going to enjoy this one.
In My Opinion
If I had to pick just one genre to read for the rest of my life, it would have to be fantasy stories about magic. The potential for the story to go in any direction is thrilling and keeps me turning the pages every time.
Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson was no different. It was intriguing from the beginning and I enjoyed the ease of the witches with their magic. The setup at the beginning of the story drew me in and made me want to know more both about the characters and what was to come.
The characters were not too complicated and moved forward in the story at a nice pace. The love story between William and Jilly adds a fair amount of tension and intrigue as well. The sub-plot between Jilly and her twin sister, Caroline, held a lot of promise for interesting plot twists.
If I had one wish for this book, it would be more development of the story. Gibson sets up several opportunities for things to go terribly wrong or spin out of control and keep the reader begging for more. I think in a couple of places she let the opportunity for excitement slide. There are a few good twists that kept me on the edge of my seat and wondering how it could possibly end well. With that exception this was a wonderful story and I will be looking forward to the next book in the series.
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