A Devil of a Time by Mona Marple
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the second book of the A Witch In Time Series. This series is being written by several authors, each of whom has a main character and a mystery to solve. In the previous book we met Vee and time traveled to New York. In this book we meet Felicity, (Flick), and go to 1999 London. This series is fast becoming a must read more series. I love that each character goes on her own adventure, (though the other characters may make appearances), and solves their own mystery. So far, you don’t need to read the books in order of publication. I would encourage you to, though, just for the fun of it and, of course, to meet each witch. In the weeks before the first book was released I found myself wondering who will be my favorite witch. I think it is going to be more difficult than I thought to choose her.
I love that Flick is in a beginning of the craft, (by this I mean she is becoming an independent witch). She comes from a prestigious line of witches, yet seems to truly want to find her own way. Her Gram places emphasis on high standards and the family. She has made sacrifices for them and expects Flick to do the same. Yet she loves Flick deeply. Flick is aware of all this but isn’t certain making the sacrifices her mother and grandmother made are for her. This complexity makes for an interesting secondary story. I found the mystery that Flick needs to solve intriguing and fascinating, (perhaps because Johnny and Candice had me remembering Sid and Nancy - I probably just dated myself there but I was a fan and their story was heartbreaking for me). Another thing I loved about the story was the way Flick tried to use her power to do good. It’s not often that I feel like crying in a mystery but I did with Bill and his wife.
I cannot wait to read the next book in this bewitching series. I find myself wondering about the next witch, her personality and mystery, at odd moments of the day. I am also anxious for more from both Vee and Flick.
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