“No ♥, because of the emotional turmoil of Salem ....
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“I had a hard time sticking with this book. I didn't particularly like the chapters that occurred in Salem of the past, largely because it was such an obvious gathering black cloud of "this will not end well and we all know why". The rest just didn't inspire me to keep reading nor was it very...”see full review » see other reviews »
“No ♥, because of the emotional turmoil of Salem ....
In the 2nd book of the series, Freya was whisked back to Salem to relive her death by hanging as a witch.... Her love, Killian goes back after her in order to save her.....
Her brother Freddie (Fyre) goes back to the depths after his Trident, but alas that is a trap..... Her parents Joanna & Norman go to great lengths (visiting the Oracle) in order to save her..... Her sister & Thor also go back to Salem in order to save her....... Killian's, brother Loki also goes back to try and help Freya.......
Many life sacrifices are made to save Freya Goddess of Love...... All because of a selfish, personal grudge..... That's all I'm going to tell you!
My only hesitation here was reading about the Salem Witch trials..... Useless bigotry, jealousy, hatred, & greed tend to upset me deeply, so I marked this book down a ♥. Once I got into the story, it was a fast easy & interesting read, with many twists and turns. In the end I was very satisfied..... I couldn't find a hint of what if anything will follow. I'll say should nothing more be forthcoming, then this is a very satisfying conclusion!”
“I had a hard time sticking with this book. I didn't particularly like the chapters that occurred in Salem of the past, largely because it was such an obvious gathering black cloud of "this will not end well and we all know why". The rest just didn't inspire me to keep reading nor was it very believable. It seemed like the same story was played out once again...each sister has romantic issues to work through and their respective sidekicks are unmemorable and fairly static. The dialogue was trite and transitioning between scenes was clunky. I really enjoyed the first book and book two was okay, but I doubt I'll read any further.”meganlynnmc wrote this review Sunday, October 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Posted first on Blog Critics as Book Review:'Winds of Salem' by Melissa De La Cruz
When a magic spell casts Freya Beauchamp back to 1692 Salem, she is locked in a time when witches are being persecuted. In Winds of Salem by Melissa De La Cruz, we follow the life of a young Freya as she finds the tides against her changing.
De La Cruz moves through the story from present to past and back again in an effort for those who searching for Freya to find the reasoning for the transference. When first going through the witch trials of Salem, while she died as did many did, they were able to come back at another time and place. This time though, if they cannot change the fate of Freya, she will die with no return. The rips in the fabric of time and the strange power surges make rescue impossible.
Can Freya resist the urge to use her power, or will she be caught up again and lose her life in the historical challenge of the witch trials. Her family is working all venues to try and find the answers, hoping that she will make the right decisions, yet knowing that with no memory of prior events she will not understand the possible consequences of her actions.
The characters are the same ones we have come to know through her Witches of East End series, full of fun and devilment, yet now a darker twist adds a foreboding suspense that will hold you in thrall. To save Freya, her family must face some danger of their own, casting a wide net of inevitability to the possible consequences of being caught up in the machinations of those trying to destroy them.
The shift between times and places is done smoothly, and the description of events keeps you on the edge of your seat as the Beauchamp family tries to right the magic.
IF you enjoy the Witches of East End series, you will really enjoy this work which takes you back in the history of the family. If you love suspense and magic you will find both with a clever dash of humor that weaves throughout and relieves a bit of the tenseness, yet the danger is always close to the surface.
This would be a great book for a book club or reading group. ”
“After waiting for this book to come out for so long, I read it in less than 2 days. I don't think it will be the last... but it did tie things up nicely. Looking forward to watching the new tv series based on these books.”Dawn P wrote this review Saturday, October 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great for fans of Thor!”Anne W wrote this review Sunday, September 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Beauchamp family returns in the 3rd installment of The Witches Of Eastend series. The family that was once Gods and Goddesses are in our world stripped of their full magic. The youngest of the clan is thrown back in time, during the Salem witch trials, not able to remember her life and family. The rest of the family is trying there best to get her back before she dies permanently this time.
I have reviewed the other books in this series and I adore this one just as I do the others. In Winds of Salem we get to know Freya’s twin brother, Freddie, who was previously stuck in limbo. I love the bits of magic and mysticism and always crave more. I took my time reading because I did not want leave the world.
There was some confusion to me about Freddie’s wife, who I did not even remember them mentioning her before. I wished there was more about the magic. I would also like to see Ingrid love life to move even more forward.
I hope this is not the last of the Beauchamp series. I think there is so much that could happen.
“Freya, Ingrid, and their mother saved their town and were reunited with their father and Freya’s twin brother. However before the family can rejoice in a happy family reunion they must rescue Freya.
Freya was transported back in time. A time when witch trials were a big thing. If Ingrid and her family can not find a way to save Freya, she will not survive to the present time again.
Winds of Salem is the latest book in the Witches of East End series. I have enjoyed reading these books and the Beauchamp family. I like Freya and Ingrid both equally for different reasons. Ingrid because she is like me…quiet, level headed, and has a big heart. Whereas Freya is wild and at times I can be a wild child as well.
I liked that this story was more focused on Freya this time. However I did feel like the story was more developed during Freya’s moments than the rest of the book. I found Ingrid to be dull and even with the appearance of Freya’s twin brother, Freddie, he could not peak my interest either. The story was steady until the last half and than it did pick up some. The ending was good. Overall not my favorite of the books in this series but still a good read. I can not wait to see the television series based on these books. A good choice to base a series on.
“This is the third volume in the Witches of East End series. The passages of time are closed with Freya Beauchamp stuck in 1692 with no way to get back. Freya must relive the horror of the Salem witch trials while her parents frantically try to reopen the passages and rescue her. If they don't succeed, Freya's life will be forfeited forever. Being immortal will not help her this time and she'll never be reborn again.
This story opens in 1692 and I was immediately pulled into the story. I loved Freya's character as we're given a glimpse of what life in Puritan Salem was like for young maids. Back in present time, Freya's parents are frantically trying to find a way to save her along with her sister Ingrid, the local librarian, who is reading every account of the period she can find. The author does a great job of flipping between present day and 1692 to keep the action moving. I was happy to see more of Ingrid as she tries to navigate loving a mortal man. Will Joanna and Norman find a way to reopen the passages and save their daughter? And what's going on with her twin Freddie? He's searching for his Trident and embarks on a perilous journey of his own. Everything is connected in this wonderful magical journey. It's my favorite book so far, but I would recommend that you read books 1 and 2 to get the full flavor of the Beauchamp family. Recommended.
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. ”