The Water Witch-Fairwick Chronicles #2 {My Thoughts}

The Water Witch (Fairwick Chronicles, #2)The Water Witch by Juliet Dark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book Info
Paperback, 288 pages Published February 5th 2013 by Random House Publishing Group (first published September 13th 2012)
 ISBN 0345533399 (ISBN13: 9780345533395) 
edition language English 
original title The Water Witch series Fairwick Chronicles #2 
Source: Netgalley Earc in exchange for honest review
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"You have only to call my name to bring me back", he whispered, his breath hot in my ear. "You have only to love me to make me human". Callie McFay is the guardian of the last gateway between the world of Faerie and mankind. Seduced by a powerful incubus demon, she has succeeded in banishing Liam to the Borderlands but he still haunts her dreams, tempting her with the knowledge of how to bring him back. But loving an incubus usually ends in death for a human. For her own sake Callie must learn to control her desires and ensure Liam remains trapped for all eternity in his watery prison. Only there is a more dangerous creature than Liam in the Borderlands. The Water Witch is also looking for a way back...

My Thoughts
Flat out this second book was for me easier to get into, easier to stick with and easier to follow the flow of all the threads that the author wove together! Now I am familiar with the world she has created, comfortable with all the characters and their different roles to play and totally immersed in Callie's dilemma and hoping against hope that she can finally find a way to free herself from the incubus so she does not end up a victim as did others before her.

This book is shorter therefore it is a faster reading experience as well, do not be fooled by that though as there is still a lot going on not the least of which is Callie trying to figure out how to harness and utilize correctly her unstable powers so she can prevent having the last gate between mankind and Faerie being closed and thus losing all her supernatural friends and colleagues at Fairwick if they choose to leave rather than being trapped in the world of humans. Between that challenge and trying hard to keep her sanity after banishing her Incubus lover Callie truly has quite a tough row to hoe but this time she also has more at stake than her heart as well!

This time my focus on the story was uninterrupted and since the world in which it takes place is familiar that made it not only more enjoyable but a faster read as well. I also have to admit that the plot lines wove together much more smoothly in this story and even though it ended in another cliffhanger and with Callie once again bereft there is hope that the next story The Hallowed Door will finally bring Callie closer to her longed for and much deserved HEA!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
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June G said...

I can't wait to read this one. Glad to hear it's good and you like it!

Aurian said...

Great review Jackie, I have put this series on my wishlist.

Jackie Burris said...

June this one took off running and totally made me want to read the third book as now have to have to have to know what happens as far as an HEA for poor Callie!

Put it on your wishing to read and get to it soon because if you love this type of set up than these books are perfect reading for a long weekend!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

First, hope you had a great Easter. :)

And so glad this one was easier all around. This series doesn't seem like one for me. But glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much. :)

Jackie Burris said...

Melissa frankly Easter was okay but as two of us spent it sick not so much fun.

This second books flow and execution was smoother as all the world building and characters were established this go around, also the main plot point never got overwhelmed as it did in book 1 so Water Witch was much easier reading and even with another cliffhanger it left the reader with hope that in book 3 all will be resolved for Callie satisfactorily.