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ARC Review: Entangled Secrets by Pat Esden

Thank you to Lyrical Press (Kensington Books) and NetGalley for the e-ARC to read and review! Entangled Secrets goes on sale July 7, 2020.

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Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Romance
Series: Northern Circle Coven #3
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: The Northern Circle coven’s future is in question once again. But this time, hearts and souls are on the line, making the stakes higher, the magic more crucial, and the battle more fateful than ever before . . .

Pregnant and alone at twenty-one, Chandler Parrish sought refuge within the Northern Circle coven’s secluded complex. Never revealing the identity of her child’s father, Chandler has raised her now eight-year-old son, Peregrine, in peace, and used her talent as an artist and welder to become a renowned metal sculptor. But her world is shaken to the core when Peregrine shows signs of natural faerie sight—a rare and dangerous gift to see through faerie glamour and disguises that could only have come from his father’s genes. Worse yet, the boy has seen a monstrous faerie creature trailing Lionel Parker, a magic-obsessed journalist determined to expose the witching world.

But the very man who threatens the witches’ anonymity may also be key to healing Chandler’s long broken heart. As dangerous desires and shocking secrets entangle, new faerie threats and demonic foes close in on the coven and High Council. Loyalties will be tested. Fierce magics will be called upon. And Chandler will have to face her past to save all she holds dear: her coven, her child—and perhaps even her own soul.

 

My Review: I liked this book more than I thought I would and was pleasantly surprised while reading. I hadn’t read the previous two books but I was able to understand the world, the witches, the magic, and all else the author imagined with no problem.

What drew me to requesting this title was that it involved witches in a primary role, something I’ve been looking for in books for a while. But I also loved all the other magical beings involved too, like the fae.

I liked Chandler’s character. She is a strong mama dragon who will protect her baby boy, Peregrine (who is just the cutest!), at all costs. It’s so cool how she creates artistic pieces with metal and magic. Her romance with Lionel is very slow and sweet and satisfying. They mesh well together and have a lot in common, like artsy stuff.

The first half of the book was a bit slow but good as they all tried to figure out the best course of action for their coven’s well-being and more. The second half was part heist-like events part action and chaos. It was super tensed but I loved every bit of it. Very enthralling.

I did not expect all of those plot twists oh my goodness! Wow! And it all came full circle with implications that this may only be the beginning of something bigger and more dangerous for the Northern Circle Coven.

This was a quick read but entertaining read. I hope there’s another book because I really want to know what happens next!

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