Hmmm... What to say about this one. Either the author, Katherine Howe, is a Wiccan herself or she did enough research to realistically portray a character who has some 'witchery' in her lineage. I guess she portrays it 'realistically'. I'm not Wiccan so I really wouldn't know. I have a good friend who is and I've mentioned this book to her. I'm interested to see what she thinks if she reads it. The reason I'm harping so much on the Wiccan element is because it's such a big deal in the book. Not Wiccan exactly but its origins via the 'Salem Witch Trials'. That's what actually made me get this book to begin with. I've always been fascinated with that topic (duh, who isn't?!). I appreciated how Katherine Howe weaved together a real life for the historical women and I can appreciate the journey the main character traveled. But for some reason, I just didn't care for the book. I wasn't 'missing it' once I finished it. (Does that make sense? When I've really enjoyed a book, I miss it when I'm done. I miss the characters, their lives, their journey...) With Deliverance Dane, somewhere along the line it fell short of really hooking me. When I finished it, I just closed the book. Maybe its because I'm not Wiccan. But if that's the case, I'm not a vampire but I still loved Dracula. (You thought I was going to say Twilight, didn't you!) :-P It's a fine book. It's just not what I thought it was going to be. I guess that's my issue, not the author's.
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I read more than just classic novels. This is where I post about recent books I have read. Have you read the same book? Got a different opinion? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it.