Book Review: Blessedly Bound (An Elemental Witch Trials Novel Book 1)

Title: Blessedly Bound (An Elemental Witch Trials Novel Book 1)

Author: Lucretia Stanhope




Suspense. Deception. Romance. A cozy start to the series that readers are calling addictive, spellbinding, and intelligent. The Elemental Witch Trials will take readers who are craving something deeper on an emotional journey.

Shielded from the adversity that reaching her magical potential would have attracted, elemental witch, Gwen Hensley, finds herself disadvantaged in a web of betrayal. As she seeks to untangle the mystery of who killed her grandmother, with the help of her familiar, Lewis, and the enigmatic next-door neighbor, Sebastian, Gwen starts on a path that will awaken a power within as dangerous as the secrets that kept her from it. The closer she looks, the harder it becomes to decide who is a friend and who might be the link between her family’s dark past and its tragic present.

The series begins on earth with largely human threats. However, as the series progresses, darkness and sorrow shape Gwen into a creature coveted by rulers of multi-realm kingdoms, while she fights to hold on to the light in her soul and protect her family.

Read the whole series and discover that when witches and vampires collide the ever after isn’t so happy.


My review

4/5 Stars

Gwen in as elemental witch. Lewis is her familiar. He’s always been there for her, watching over her with a love that they could never quite let flourish at the risk of their bond. After the brutal death of her grandparents, Gwen goes on a search to find who did it and why. The closer to answers she gets, the farther away her familiar becomes. Back in the home that once belonged to her grandmother, Gwen meets Sebastian, a family friend. Helping her to develop the powers that Lewis has worked to keep locked away, he battles with his feelings for Gwen just the way she battles with her feelings of what he is. Caught in a desperate race to find her grandparents killer before he finds her, Blessedly Bound is a page turning addictive novel that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Best part of this series is that it’s eight books long. Will be reading the next one!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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