ARC Review: American Witch by Thea Harrison

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American Witch Book Cover American Witch
An American Witch Novel
Thea Harrison
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Teddy Harrison LLC
April 29, 2019


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the first in a new spellbinding trilogy…

Power can change a person…

For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

Revenge can shape a person…

Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.

Danger can bring them together…

When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.

As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.

As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?


**Please note that I tried to write this review without spoilers, but somethings needed to be mentioned. You will find that the spoilers are hidden and you can un-hide them.**

Discovery. Empowerment. Coming Into Your Own.

Harrison is an author I enjoy. I like her Elder Race series and American Witch is in the same world. Their were things I loved and things not so much, but the author did enough to keep me engaged and spellbound in the story. 

“She was the most dangerous woman he had ever met, and she didn’t yet know a fraction of what she was truly capable of.”

Molly, our awakening witch, is not your typical heroine. She’s in her 40’s which makes her a mature women who knows what she wants and doesn’t want. I like that the author gave us an older heroine. Yet, we soon learn that she gave up who she was to be a wife, socialite, and homemaker for her husband. The perfect wife! Things soon unfold and Molly discovers that her husband has been less then faithful, again. This kicks off a chain of unexpected events; leading her to a man who tests both her patience and resolve. 

With Molly I had this sense of self discovery and empowerment. She’s coming into her Power’s, finding her voice and strength, and finally; become who she was meant to be.

“Josiah. But he was too magnetic and powerful in a way she had never known before, both personally and magically. His dark, polished essence frightened as much as it enticed her.”

Our lead and hero is kinda a jerk. He’s out for revenge and will use any means, people or otherwise to complete his goal. He’s focused, he’s determined, and he put his coven together for one purpose only. It took me a while to warm up to Josiah. I liked seeing his focus shift and him finally seeing/discovering that this one event in his life has consumed him, but with Molly coming into his life things change. 

The Romance: Molly and Josiah’s romance is bumpy. I did like that Molly stood up for herself and stood up against him. Josiah needs a strong woman. 

One thing I could have done without and it’s cliché in my mind, [spoiler title=’View Spoiler’ style=’steelblue’ collapse_link=’true’]is the surprise baby. I saw it coming, but what made it bearable was that Molly and Josiah handled it as adults. Not hiding the baby or feelings on it.[/spoiler]

The other thing that bothered me was [spoiler title=’View Spoiler’ style=’steelblue’ collapse_link=’true’]that Molly starts having these dreams about a women she is to find. It all starts when her Powers awaken. It wasn’t until 50% in the book that she finally leaves town, but she doesn’t fully commit to looking until 60-70% in the book. It just took to long for her to get her butt in gear on finding this person who might be able to help her.[/spoiler]

Secondary Characters: I liked several of the secondary characters, some more then others, but that’s due to what’s happened to them and how they act. I do hope we get to come back into this world and dig deeper into some of the other characters introduced. 

The suspense was enticing on who the bad person or persons are that are hunting and hurting people. This evil we briefly meet and realizes it’s bigger then what’s first implied. 

Last, the author did a great job giving the reader and characters this feeling of peace, love, and home, but also the knowledge that it’s not over. 

Overall, American Witch was an enchanting and alluring read full of magic, action, suspense, and romance.

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Thea Harrison with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “ARC Review: American Witch by Thea Harrison

  1. I love this author and I did enjoy this book but it had a few things which didn’t connect. Wonderful review!
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    • Glad you enjoyed the novel. I agree a few things didn’t connect, but it was enjoyable. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. Excellent review Angela!! It did sound good when I saw your your first thoughts on goodreads. Shared on my socials!!??

    • Thank’s Kathy.

  3. I didn’t know she had a new series coming out. I loved the Elder Races and still need to get a few books in the spinoff from that (I can’t remember the name). I’ve only listened to the first one. Sounds like this is a fun one too.
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    • The other spin off in the Elder Races series is Moonshadow (3 books) in that series. Ya, she has this new book not sure if it’s going to be a series yet, but it kind a feels like it. The whole witch aspect is cool and I like that we are visiting this. I had fun and I really enjoyed! Hope you enjoy!