Review: The Witching Vault (Accessory to Magic #1) by Kathrin Hutson

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The Witching Vault Book Cover The Witching Vault
Accessory to Magic #1
Kathrin Hutson
Urban Fantasy
Exquisite Darkness Press
December 10, 2020
Kindle Unlimited

Run the witching vault. Protect the Gateway. Say please. And don’t get killed.

After her release from magical prison, Jessica Northwood can’t hold a job to save her life. So when an apprenticeship opens up at a spellbound bank, no questions asked, she can’t exactly say no… But she definitely should have.

For centuries, the bank’s owners have stood between the Gateway in the upstairs hall and the occult syndicate who want it for themselves. As the current owner, the scryer witch is supposed to have that under control. But when the woman turns up dead, Jessica’s employment contract now says she’s the one tasked with this lethal responsibility.

Jessica has no idea what she’s doing…and the bank won’t let her leave. As she deals with magical clientele who know the stakes far better than she does, Jessica must decide just how far she’s willing to go to keep this job. Because if she doesn’t, she’ll end up as dead as the body in the lobby. Or worse.

Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles meets The Magicians in this snarky, fast-paced Urban Fantasy Adventure from International Bestselling Author Kathrin Hutson.


The Witching Vault is book one in the Accessory to Magic by Kathrin Hutson.

The story is wrapped around a magical bank, a door that’s supposed to be a gateway to someplace, and a lead heroine who is some kind of magical powerhouse. All of this sounds cool and I wanted to like this book more than I did.

The story relies to heavily on no-one telling Jessica Northwood anything. Everyone has information, but know one is willing to share it. Jessica just takes the bullshit from these characters despite being a magical powerhouse.

The beginning, middle, and end is pretty much the character bumbling around and learning nothing. We don’t learning anything about Jessica or why she’s put into this position. The whole storyline is frustrating and nothing makes sense.

The Witching Vault was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

Rated: 2 Stars

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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.

4 comments on “Review: The Witching Vault (Accessory to Magic #1) by Kathrin Hutson

  1. I’m sorry this one didn’t work out for you. It really sucks when you want to like something and you just can’t get into it. Great review.
    Melanie (@AudiobookMel) recently posted… False Witness by Karin SlaughterMy Profile

    • Thank’s Melanie. I really wanted to enjoy this one. It sound interesting, but it didn’t work out. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. This sounds annoying more than anything with the no communication.
    Sophia Rose recently posted…Review: Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue by Marissa MeyerMy Profile

    • It was very frustrating. I really wanted to enjoy this one, but it did not work out for me. Thank’s for visiting!