21 September 2010

A CAST-OFF COVEN: A Witchcraft Mystery #2 - Juliet Blackwell

From the back of the book: Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet, and with her magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. Lily has made the shop a big hit---and her mystery-solving skills are also in high demand.
Students are spooked at the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, and Lily is called in to search for possible paranormal activity. In exchange for her help, she's been promised a trunkful of Victorian-era clothes recently discovered in a school storage closet.
But Lily finds something else: the body of a wealthy patron of the school. In between running the tore and seeing her new boyfriend, Max--a "myth buster" who is uncomfortable with her witchcraft--she uses her sleuthing skills to try to solve the murder. Soon Lily senses something from the school's vintage clothes, but it's not the smell of mothballs---it's the unmistakable aura of evil intent.
I do enjoy this series. It's a great mixture of mystery and paranormal with a nice dollop of humor and neat characters.
Lily is learning what it's like to have friends. She's never had them before since she was a cast out in her hometown in Texas. Since moving to San Francisco, she has friends, a lovely shop that is highl popular and a neat familiar, Oscar the shape-shifting critter.
The evil that Lily finds in the closet at the School of Fine Arts is a mystery, but she knows she must get to the bottom of it and can with the help of the coven and her really mysterious friend and possible mentor, Aiden Rhodes.
Lily is also trying to figure out how to have a relationship with her myth-busting possible boyfriend, Max. She is a powerful witch and Max doesn't believe in magic or anything mystic. Will the relationship work out?
Five mystical magical beans.....


Aurian said...

I really want to read this book, but I am still searching for the first one in this series.

Vickie said...

Aurian: The first one is a good one, too. I wish you luck and vibes finding it. It's a good intro to this series.

WonderBunny said...

I am enjoying this series so far.