Review: The Witch Sisters by Alma Katsu

Posted January 8, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: The Witch Sisters by Alma Katsu
The Witch Sisters
by Alma Katsu

3.5 Stars


Released: January 13th 2013
Series: The Taker Trilogy #2.5
Published by Self Published
Pages: 25
Format: eBook


“The Witch Sisters will be a fun read for any of The Taker fans.” ~Under the Covers

I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this short story, and I really had to think about what this novella means for The Taker Trilogy. Okay, maybe I thought too much of this but I was trying to mentally prepare myself for what is to come when I read the last of The Taker Trilogy. This novella is a short story of Adair’s extracurricular activities. Well, one story anyway.

Adair ventures off to a country and meets two sisters who are into witchery. He engages with them and of course has sexual relations with them. What intrigues me is that Ms. Katsu shows a bit of humanity in him, a softer side if you will. He basks in their daily living, helping around the women’s household and actually enjoyed it. It was for the briefest moment, but there it is. He will show his true self when the ladies demanded more. It does not end well. In fact, it ends pretty violently. I’ll tell you this right now; this will not be the last we see of these girls.

It is not a need to read this novella before reading The Descent, but The Witch Sisters will be a fun read for any of The Taker fans.

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About Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu's debut, The Taker, has been compared to the early work of Anne Rice, Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander for combining the historical, supernatural and fantasy in one story. The novel was named a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by the American Library Association and rights have sold been in 16 languages. The Reckoning, the second book in the trilogy, was published in June 2012, and the third and final book, The Descent, will be published in January 2014. The Taker Trilogy is published by Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster and Century/Random House UK.

Ms. Katsu lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband, musician Bruce Katsu. In addition to her novels, Ms. Katsu has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and an occasional contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the Master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, where she studied with John Irving. She also attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

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Thanks Angela.


Thanks for the review angela