Way back in May 2011, when I first started this blog, the book Incubus by Carol Goodman appeared as one of my very first Waiting on Wednesday posts. Funny enough, Incubus was actually categorized as Young Adult novel at that time. Fast forward to December 2011 and Incubus had been repackaged as The Demon Lover under the pseudonym Juliet Dark. BEST.DECISION.EVER.
The Water Witch is the follow-up to 2011’s The Demon Lover, and what a follow-up it is. The book retains all of the things that made The Demon Lover so good and expands on them. The gothic romance, the suspense, the drama, the paranormal aspects, the twists and help to propel the story from strength to strength. We find out more about Callie, her background, and the world she now finds herself living in.
All together, we see a stronger and more self-assured Callie this time around. She is coming into her own, developing her powers with the help of those around her, and really making herself part of the Fairwick community. While The Water Witch has the paranormal aspect much more established than The Demon Lover, the romance still plays a very large and integral part of the story. And let me tell you, it’s still hot without being smutty.
Oh and did I mention the zombie beavers. That’s right, I said zombie beavers. There are zombie beavers in The Water Witch. Granted, they don’t play a huge part of the story, but seriously, how cool is that? It was enough to make me do a double take and give me a little chuckle.
The Water Witch by Juliet Dark is a detailed, compelling and engrossing tale that everyone should add to their tbr pile.
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About the Author
Juliet Dark is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed literary suspense writer Carol Goodman, whose novels include The Night Villa and The Lake of Dead Languages. Her novels have won the Hammett Prize and have been nominated for the Dublin/IMPAC Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her fiction has been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her family