I’m a big fan of witches and when I saw The Coven all over Instagram I knew I needed to read it. If you saw my Bookstagram Picks My TBR post, you know that this book was on that TBR. It’s a good way to start with this TBR, because I loved The Coven. Keep on reading to find out about this book and what I thought!
Raised to be my father’s weapon against the Coven that took away his sister and his birthright, I would do anything to protect my younger brother from suffering the same fate. My duty forces me to the secret town of Crystal Hollow and the prestigious Hollow’s Grove University—where the best and brightest of my kind learn to practice their magic free from human judgment.
There are no whispered words here. No condemnation for the blood that flows through my veins. The only animosity I face comes from the beautiful and infuriating Headmaster, Alaric Grayson Thorne, a man who despises me just as much as I loathe him and everything he stands for.
But that doesn’t mean secrets don’t threaten to tear the school in two. No one talks about the bloody massacre that forced it to close decades prior, only the opportunity it can afford to those fortunate enough to attend.
Because for the first time in fifty years, the Coven will open its wards to the Thirteen.
Thirteen promising students destined to change the world.
If the ghosts of Hollow’s Groves’ victims don’t kill them first.
All I thought when I read the last page was: “wow, that was a intense ride”. The Coven was a book I had heard a lot of amazing things about right around the time it released. I’m a fan of books with witches and magic, so I had to dive in! I’m so glad I did, because I couldn’t put this book down.
Our main character, Willow, was raised with one goal, but you don’t find out just how messed up it is until near the end of the book. Willow was such an interesting character. She’s strong and sassy and all she really wants to do is protect her little brother. Her magic is very interesting, because she’s the last one in her line and that makes her powerful. I do hope we find out more about the magic in the sequel.
Gray is a character you’re not really sure if you should love him or hate him. At the end of the book I’m honestly still not sure. As a Vessel he can’t love, but I knew from the start there would be more to his story. He’s after something, but I just wasn’t sure what. The reveals near the end of the story have me even more curious about this character.
The world is definitely dark and we mostly see earth magic and it definitely has me intrigued. The Covenant is creepy and they don’t seem to be ones you want to like. It’s hard to really talk about this story, because I want to go into detail, but I don’t want to spoil anyone. I’ll definitely be reading the sequel when it releases in August.
The next book releases in August and it’s going to be a long wait! Have you read any books with witches lately? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking for new recommendations.