This was actually better than I expected:) I started watching the TV series when it started on Lifetime when it was on, and I saw it was based on a book series so I decided to pick up the first one and get reading. There are changes of course but the book itself is well written.
Witches is based on Freya and Ingrid two sister witches who live in the mortal world with their mother Joanna but have been prohibited to use their magic from the all powerful council of witches. Well, they live in the town of Hampton NY and all hate that they cannot use their magic but it does not stop them. Freya is the wild child bartender who is engaged to one man Bran and is boinking his brother Killian for kicks. This creates a unique set of issues and brings a hell of a lot of drama. Despite the drama Freya has a big heart and tries to balance the insanity of her life while being a good sister and daughter.
Ingrid is the down to earth feet on the ground sister who works at the library and does not like to put herself in the middle of drama. She is just the picture of smarts and some would say fridgidity but as the book continues, she begins to grow and by the end of the book she comes out of her shell just a bit. Likable and fun in her own ways she gives a wonderful foil to her crazy fun sister.
Joanna is the typical protective mom and shields her girls from some things while not from other things but she is formidable in her own way. Not much is really said about Joanna in this book so we get very little back story but we know she had a husband and something happened when the girls were young and he has left the picture. She has the most amazing mother instincts and uses her magic with great care but also does not take any shit from anyone.
Despite the small flaws of slowness in some areas and the sexual tension being a bit forced at times it was a good book and I am looking forward to picking up the next one, Serpent’s Kiss. 4/5 Stars!