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A hand slowly reaches out a crack in the window to feel the light sprinkles of rain. The hand, cemented with dirt, sweat, and blood, trembles like a withered leaf clinging to a dead branch. Although filthy, the hand emits a history of grace and elegance long lost to the evils of torture and imprisonment . . . From what Willa recalls, seeing this pitiful hand, and, eventually, the person connected to it, was the catalyst to the discovery of her true self. Willa is a witch, and it turns out her boyfriend, Simon, is a witch, too. Soon after Willa first sees the reaching hand, Simon and her embark on a rescue mission, only to find themselves catapulted into the alluring, but dangerous world of witches and witchcraft. Answers to all of Willa and Simon's questions are now within reach, but they've also stepped into the middle of a deadly war where many will stop at nothing to control the magic of The Six Gifts. Willa and Simon must now learn to harness their powers to protect their lives and the lives of their newfound friends before the blood moon arrives, or all will be lost.
Since this is the first book in the series, you can only hope that we get to see more of Willa and Simon. Teri has done an excellent job at crafting her characters. The arcs are wonderful and you really get attached to the story. The destined to be together angle was a little hard for me, but once I got past it, things were golden on that front.
I like the good vs evil concept that Teri employs with her book. Also, just a note, it is not all gore and guts. She has written a tame book in both sexual encounters and violence. She had plenty of opportunities to take the book to a different level and she maintains the context throughout.
If you've got a love for witch stories, fantasies, and books that fall in that area, then you'll like this one. I recommend it for those that liked the Sweep books by Cate Tiernan. You'll enjoy this book and I am happily awaiting book 2. :)