Friday, December 5, 2014

The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

A Brief Summary: Sandrine moves to Paris to escape the aftermath of her father's suicide and an abusive husband. Staying with her grandmother, who happens to be a renowned courtesan, she finds Paris to be seductive. Especially mansion La Lune, her family's ancestral home that her grandmother has closed indefinitely. Despite being forbidden she's drawn there and falls under the spell many of her ancestors succumbed to. Will she be able to withstand the curse?

My Review:
This was an incredible story. There's passion, intrigue, and a touch of the occult, a perfect blend of these elements and more.

I love how all of the occult parts of the book are references to beliefs that people used to hold. From alchemy to magic spells they all have their roots in history.

I also enjoy Sandrine's grandmother's reaction to Sandrine's obsession with La Lune, both the house and the woman it was named after.

I received this book courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review.

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