Monday, May 23, 2011

Witches of East End by Melissa De la Cruz Review & Giveaway

From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.


Set in a small town, North Hampton, Joanna and her two daughters Freya and Ingrid, are witches but are forbidden by the council to practice their magic.  They have abstained for centuries, but recent developments  in their lives have them itching for their wands.  A slip here and there and before long the three are practicing their magic on the townsfolk.  It's all in good fun, until someone gets hurt.  But when a young girl goes missing, the witches know they did not do it and set out to prove who did.

The characters are all adult, with adult situations, so those looking for similiarities to Cruz's young adult novels will be disappointed.  Sure, there are said to be some crossover characters, but as I didn't read the Blue Blood series, I really couldn't tell you much.  This is a fun and witty novel with a splash of magic, romance and suspense.  The world-building is top-notch and the characters very likable.  Simply magical! I look forward to the next one, Serpent's Kiss, due out next year.

GIVEAWAY
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155 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I'm an old GFC follower.

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  7. Heard good things about this one.

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  9. I have been a GFC follower for a while now.

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  10. I follow Melissa de La Cruz on twitter @Kara_Malinczak.

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  12. I've wanted to read this for a while now!



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  13. Beyond stoked for this book! Thanks =)
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  14. I am a follower GFC
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  15. I follow Melissa on Twitter: www.twitter.com/violethourbr

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  18. I'm also a follower of Minding Spot!! :)


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  19. Thank you for hosting this giveaway :)

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. I would love to read this book.

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  27. I follow Melissa on Twitter as @enterthedrew

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  31. Sounds like a good one...thanks for the chance!

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  35. I've been looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  36. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I follow Melissa on twitter (VLSimplicity)

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  46. Follow on GFC
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  48. Follow Melissa De la Cruz on Twitter as @jenhedger
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  49. +1 I love Melissa's Blue Blood series and I can't wait to read Witches! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway :) please enter me!

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  50. +1 I Follow Minding Spot via GFC The Lovely Getaway

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  55. Great giveaway! I am an old follower!

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  56. I am looking for some more summer reading material. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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  57. I am a follower...please include me!

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  58. Sorry...being a GFC follower should of been a different comment...follower name: Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother…

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  59. Follow Melissa on Twitter: @Maria_Smith_76

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  60. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/73135489204486144

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  62. GFC Follower - Memrie

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  63. Melissa de la Cruz Twitter Follower - @darkangel231988

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  64. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/darkangel231988/status/73139417090506752

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  65. 5/24 tweet #1

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  67. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  68. I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)
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  70. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!!
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  71. I'm a google follower! crystalf

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  72. I didn't read the Blue Blood series either, but I'd love to get started on the Witches of East End.

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  73. I'm a GFC follower.

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  74. I'm a Twitter follower of @MelissadelaCruz as @bookishinabox

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  75. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/bookishinabox/status/73169897701654528

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  76. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/73246548670169088

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  77. email is in my profile! Would love to win this!

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  78. I would like to read Witches of East End since you say it has "magic, romance and suspense", it sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for review!

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  79. Follow Minding Spot GFC.

    oops...sorry - I forgot again to put my email address in previous comment. It is on Blogger profile:

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  80. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/73407767355998209

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  81. Great giveaway!!!

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  83. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  88. I loved the Blue Bloods series after I read my teenager's copies. I would love a chance to read a book by Melissa de la Cruz written for adults.

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  91. Followed M. Cruz on Twitter @chocolatestarpi

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  92. Tweeted:
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  93. Man, this sounds like a great book, would love to win!

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  94. What a great review! I, too, haven't read the Blue Bloods series, but I love how you say the world-building is fantastic as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. I follow via GFC as jewelknits!

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  96. OMG! I’m so excited to read it!
    I’m confess that I’m a little “scared”, because I really enjoy the YA books of Melissa de La Cruz, so, I know that it may sound silly, but you know, lots of things change between a ya book to an adult book…
    Anyway, I want to read it!

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  97. Following Melissa de la Cruz on Twitter

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  99. Tweeted about the giveaway!
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  100. I really like the Blue Bloods series, so I'd love to read this as well. Email in profile.

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    Also I am now a follower, thanks to PBS for showing me you existed!

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  102. Awesome giveaway, thank you!

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  103. I am a GFC follower: Kaity Gatchell

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  104. I'm following Melissa on twitter: @bittenbooks

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  105. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/bittenbooks/status/74937317269311489

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  106. thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. gfc follower- Marjie Pride

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  108. Oh I'd love to win this book.

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  109. I'm a gfc follower

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  110. I need some summer beach books <3

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  114. Follow Melissa De La Cruz on twitter-@joleneallcock

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  115. I tweeted-http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/75354117329002496

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  116. I love Melissa's books and would like to read this!

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  119. Awesome giveaway! Thank you.
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  120. This sounds like a fantastic book!

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  121. SSSWweet giveaway! I love Melissa De La Cruz's Blue Blood series. I want to read Keys of Repository before the forth book though. Therefore, Witches of East End has to be just as good as well. It sounds so.

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  122. I'm a follower via GCF: Joanna Ward

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  123. I follow Melissa on Twitter: @Joanna9273

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  127. This sounds like the perfect beach read!
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  128. I follow on GFC (turboterp).

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  129. Sounds like it would be worth a try.

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  130. Follower via GFC

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  131. I would love to read this!
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  138. Would love to read this.
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  139. I follow as Renee G on GFC
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  140. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. I'd LOVE to win this!

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  149. Sounds like a fun book to read.
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