Summary: In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld.
Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies.
Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?
My Review: Funny thing about this book, it is actually in fact one of the very first books I put on my to be read shelves on Goodreads, I have been on goodreads for almost 4 years now and I should have read it 4 years ago. This book was truly a cute book.
I am pretty obsessed with the Regency era, thank you Mr. Darcy and the fact that this was a cute fantasy book that took place in the Regency era made this book that much more awesome.
This book does not contain any asshole dudes… I mean why would it it is the Regency era???? dudes had manners. ha! I mean the girls were not even catty mean girl bitches, they all had their quirks & worked well together. Imagine that. It can be done in a book!
That being said it was quite refreshing for a love interest to not in fact be an asshole. I loved that. Good guys don’t have to be assholes in order to gain your affections. The characters were strong females that made mistakes, but when they made a mistake they did what they could to correct it not cry about it. I loved this book and it was truly a great book, that if I had teenage daughters I would be forcing them to read this book.
Such a cute book and I will certainly read much more in this series and by this author, very well done!