"Witches of East End" is Melissa de la Cruz's first try at publishing an adult book and she has succeeded in writing a wonderful and entertaining story.
She is usually the writer of young adult literature such as the "Blue Blood" vampire series and "The Au Pairs" series and "The Ashley" series.
"Witches of East End" tells the story of three Beauchamp women- Joanna, Ingrid, and Freya. They are witches in this world who are not allowed to use magic because of things that happened in their past. When reading this book this first bit of information seems apparent but then de la Cruz pulls more mythology out of her pen and throws us a curve near the end. A few readers did not enjoy it, while other like myself knew that there is always more to her stories than meets the eye and that is why we love her.
There is romance, mystery, action, murder, sex and lots of angles that keep you turning for the next page that is after you get through the first few chapters of the book. It may have been my expectations that it would be more supernatural because I am a huge fan of her vampire series but I hung in there and really liked the book. The magic came around the half way point of the book and was wonderful through the rest of the book.
She does bring in appearances from Oliver and Mimi from the "Blue Blood" series and shows the cross over between the books that many readers were excited about. This was very creative and fun.
I do recommend this book. It is a little slow at first but ended very nicely.
This book is now being made into a television series by the same name on Lifetime beginning October 6.