This is just good storytelling. The beginnings have all the little details that rush back to you later when they become important. The plot is tight and the characters are lively. More importantly, they are consistent throughout the book. The interplay between Dylan and Stevie is well done and honest in its portrayal. All of this is spellbinding, pun intended. However, Charlie steals the show. This account of witchcraft is told with the backdrop of an autistic child and its beautifully done. Heartfelt and warm with a clear message of distress for Stevie who only wants to protect him and above all else, know he’s happy. That message came through loud and clear. I’m eagerly awaiting book two of this series.
Crystal Cove #1 The Coven