Title: Alterations (An Elemental Witch Trials Book #5)
Author: Lucretia Stanhope
Gwen finds a body ripped to shreds, by what appears to have been a demon, in her council office. As she searches for answers, the illusion of her idyllic life with the monsters starts to crumble around her.
Trying to protect Kyna and Brac forces her to find new abilities and seek allies in places familiar and uncharted. Bravery is only the beginning of what she will need to face off with evils that would stop at nothing to possess or destroy her.
So many twists and turns. Every time it seems as if Gwen has her life figured out, another problem arises. The thing I love the most about this series is how the characters always make me feel something. Matvei, the son of Gwen’s master Timofei, was not a likeable character at all though I admire the way that Gwen stood up to him. Timofei proved to be an unlikeable character as well since he turned a blind eye to all of Gwen’s struggles. In the end, I was rooting for Gwen’s kids, Kyna and Brac, and I’m eager to see where the next leg of Gwen’s journey takes her.