Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

*Recieved via NetGalley, Natasha Mostert, and AuthorBuzz Publishing for an honest review*

The Matrix meets Interview with the Vampire in this sexy Gothic thriller about two beautiful witch sisters and the love triangle that consumes the information thief who is drawn into their intrigues.

Season of the Witch tells the story of Gabriel Blackstone: hacker, information thief, and skilled remote viewer. Asked by a former lover to investigate the disappearance of her stepson, Gabriel's suspicions fall on Minnaloushe and Morrighan Monk, two beautiful sisters who live in a rambling Victorian house in London. Independently wealthy, the sisters spend their time dabbling in alchemy and the ancient Art of Memory invented by the Greeks and used by alchemists and magi such as Giordano Bruno and Leonardo Da Vinci. The sisters are white, or solar, witches, who aim to use alchemy not to turn lead into gold but to attain ultimate knowledge and therefore ultimate power. Gabriel soon becomes convinced that his clients son had been murdered and that one of the women is the killer. But which one?
As Gabriel infiltrates the world of the sisters, he finds himself drawn inexorably deeper becoming entranced even as he realizes that he is in mortal danger. When he is caught snooping, Gabriel must race to unlock their secrets before they can retaliate. To save himself and the one he loves, presuming she is not guilty Gabriel will have to fight one of the sisters within the landscape of her own mind.
I loved this book so much! 
I'm usually not a mystery/suspense fan, and I'm not sure if I ever would have picked this book up if it wasn't recommended to me by a friend. I read it then and fell in love with it. I'd actually been thinking about re-reading this book lately, and I was lucky enough to be able to review it on NetGalley. 
I think I might have fallen in love with this book even more reading it a second time. The story and the way this book is written is just amazing! I love the darkness and the Monk sisters are awesome characters. I love me some witches!
It was actually because of this book that I started to write a journal, since one of the sisters keeps a journal on her computer where she only writes the first letter to indicate a person. I thought that was SO cool and now I've been writing off and on in my journal for years! It was from writing my personal journal that I got the courage to start this blog, so I can thank this book for that. 
This book also  ignited my interest in psychics, and I have no idea how many books I've read on that topic now. This by far is the best fiction book on psychics I've ever read.
On a side note: You have no idea how upset and disappointed I was when the Season of the Witch movie starring Nicolas Cage came out in 2011. At first I thought that the movie was based off of this book, since they had the same name, but no, it sadly was not. I think this book would make an awesome movie though!

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