ARC Review: American Witch by Thea Harrison

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ARC Review: American Witch by Thea Harrison
American Witch

2.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: April 29th 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: American Witch #1
Published by Teddy Harrison LLC
Format: eARC

“Unfortunately, there were a few things I wasn’t crazy about. ” ~ Under the Covers

I enjoyed the world Harrison created here and I love the idea of the witch world mingled with the human world. The long history of witches, politics, and feuds between covens was intriguing and interesting. What I enjoyed most is seeing Molly stand up for herself from a bad marriage. It cool to see her embracing the world of magic as she came upon her awakening. Of course, Josiah was pretty awesome. He is a powerful man both in the magic and human world seeking revenge but also has a good heart. You can’t ignore that this powerful man is also sexy.

Unfortunately, there were a few things I wasn’t crazy about. Though Molly is generally a strong character, there were a few times where Molly was “unsure”. She was indecisive and threw out ultimatums that she didn’t follow through on. Because of this, I didn’t connect with her well.

It was also mentioned that “American Witch is the first in a new trilogy set within the world of the Elder Races”. I honestly don’t think, this book needed to be attached to that series at all. As far as world-building, it can carry its own weight. Since there was only a hint of the Elder Races mentioned, I felt it was a moot point. I’m not sure if this was done for selling strategy purposes but it was not needed. It just set expectations that were not met. I’m rating this book at 2.5-3 stars out of 5. Though it has an overall good start to a trilogy/series, I’m undecided if I will read the next book.


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About Thea Harrison

I write paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and other stuff. I taught myself to read when I was four. That was around the time I tried to ride my tricycle to work. I wasn't sure where work was, but I knew it had to be interesting if people went there every day. Now I combine my love of books with work, and I don't have to ride my tricycle to get there. My Elder Races series began May, 2011. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook!


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That’s disappointing. Well, I’ll wait to see book 2 reviews.


I loved it, but I probably had different expectations than you did and wasn’t expecting much tie-in to her previous Elder Races books. I loved that Molly was 40 years old, but just starting to come into her witch powers. She got to totally reinvent herself and her life after already living as an adult for many years as opposed to YA novels where the characters have virtually no real life experience to draw on.

Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Thanks for the review Angela