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Winds of Salem
by Melissa De la Cruz


Overview - Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, her immortality will be in question. Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt. Moving between past and present, with dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense, Winds of Salem is sure to bewitch fans old and new.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781401324704
  • ISBN-10: 1401324703
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 306
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.07 x 6.34 x 1.09 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.06 pounds

Series: Witches of East End Novels

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary
Books > Fiction > Occult & Supernatural
Books > Fiction > Romance - Fantasy

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-07-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

A family of witches travels through time to rescue one of their own in the third novel in the Witches of East End series. In 1692 Salem, Mass., witch Freya Beauchamp wakes up with no memory of who (or what) she is. While working as a maid, Freya begins to piece together her memories and explore her supernatural powers, as she is wooed by dashing Salem newcomer Nathaniel Brooks. Meanwhile, in present-day North Hampton, Long Island, Freya’s mother, sister, brother, and boyfriend are searching for a way to rescue her from Salem, where they know she has been sent to die at the hands of a witch hunt. In an adventure that takes the Beauchamps across centuries and to the underworld and back, Freya and her family fight to save one another from malevolent forces, facing challenges and sacrifice along the way. De la Cruz taps into a confusing web of mythologies to populate this follow-up to Witches of East End and Serpent’s Kiss, and the book’s compelling Salem scenes are bright spots amid a disorganized larger narrative. Bursts of action are sometimes lost in a muddle of superfluous backstory, and between these two extremes, de la Cruz struggles to find her footing. Agent: Richard Abate, 3Arts Entertainment. (Aug. 13)

 
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