REVIEW by Ginny: Witch Hearts by Liz C. Long (@lizclong) – RELEASED TODAY

How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells?

Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby’s world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney’s brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she’ll have to reunite with her old coven’s High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend.

If that wasn’t awkward enough, when the killer gets too close, Cooper temporarily moves into Ruby’s place while a police officer tails her every move. Cooper’s presence distracts Ruby as they fight their desire against their need to stay safe. Then Courtney begins to haunt Ruby’s dreams and secrets are spilled, things from Cooper’s past that could get them both killed. The killer continues to stalk Ruby and the more she discovers, the more she fears she won’t be able to keep her heart in her chest.

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Uh I don’t mean to brag or anything (meaning I totally mean to brag or something) but I got to read this book forever ago. I mean, parts of it I read before the characters were named Ruby and Cooper.

Yeah, that’s right. I know the author.

*name dropped*

(everything after this has been re-written at least a half dozen times as I tried to do this book justice without ticking off Wiccans.)

In all seriousness though, Liz had asked me to read the first chapter once a long, long time ago, and I was instantly hooked. Right from the get go this story has a dark and creepy feel, but without taking it too far so that wimps like me get wigged out.

And I get wigged out.

Seriously, it’s like I walked into a damn spider’s web.

Witch Hearts, however, was not flail inducing. It skated that fine line between not enough and “EW THAT’S SO GROSS I CAN NEVER SLEEP AGAIN” and does it all so well.

And in the middle of all this dark and creepy is the story of Ruby and Cooper. Two long time friends who’ve been struggling with a long time mutual attraction while grieving someone incredibly important to them. All while Cooper tries to overcome the demons from his past. And Ruby gets to deal with her total creep loser of an ex.

Ah, young love.

Oh, and she gets to deal with a meddlesome ghost.

I’d forgotten about the ghost.

Maybe I won’t be able to sleep at night again.

Normally I shy away from books involving Wiccans. (Hence my previous “ticking off Wiccans” comment) It’s not that I don’t like them, or respect them, it’s just I’m never sure if it’s politically correct to say things like “but these Wiccans can actually do things…”

So I won’t say that.

I won’t even think that.

Please don’t curse me…

What I will say is that Liz has an incredible voice, one that lends itself so well to supernatural mysteries. She proved it in Gifted, and again in Witch Hearts, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

*cough*Witch Hearts/Gifted cross-over please*cough*

4.5 stars

Ginny New 2

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