Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical…
To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South.
Despite being powerless herself, of course.
Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps—culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch—leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart…and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations.
In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J.D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flare.
A five star read...Haunting, Exciting, and Super Dark!
It's no secret that I'm in love with all things dark and creepy and the idea of witches and spells is no exception, but J.D. Horn takes it almost to an Anne Rice level (the ultimate compliment coming from me). The Line is a lighter read than Rice's work, but evokes just as powerful use of setting, history, and characterization.
I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that if you liked Beautiful Creatures, but want something with a little more action and a little more "older" then this would be the series for you. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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