Series: Of Witches and Warlocks #3
Genre: Paranormal YA
Published by: Moonstruck Media on July 31, 2011
Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Add to Goodreads
When love came knocking on the door of novice witch, Portia Mullins, in the form of handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum, she had no idea how quickly the attraction between them would escalate. Now she finds her relationship with Vance taken to a whole new level, in a way she had never dreamed possible at this point and time of her life. Yet even as the personal connection between them explodes, the two quickly find themselves in a world of shifting balances.
While searching for Vance’s missing mother, they realize they are suddenly unsure of who to trust, learning that sometimes things are not always as they appear. When Vance’s demon characteristics abruptly begin to resurface again without warning, the horrible truth comes out, crashing down upon them and shattering some of their most precious dreams. Once the deadly plan is uncovered, Portia and Vance find themselves hastily rushing against the hands of time in an attempt to stop an ancient ritual from being performed. But will they be successful before fate reaches out to twist them cruelly, possibly separating them and changing magic forever?
Passion, loyalties, powers, and family ties, will all be tested when dangerous adventures abound in this third installment in the Of Witches and Warlocks series, Blood of the White Witch.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In this third installment of the series, we find Portia and Vance’s relationship leading to an intense and surprisingly new level. Both are extremely young to embark on this huge commitment, but their characters and personalities are definitely old souls so their union seems natural and not questionable. What should be the happiest of days for them quickly turns into a full blown action-adventure when their ongoing search for Vance’s mother takes them to Scottland, where he is reunited with his paternal grandparents. When his demonic side resurfaces, Portia and Vance learn this long awaited family reunion is nothing more than a trap and must put their love and lives to the test in order to prevent an ancient evil ritual that will separate them forever, from being performed.
What an emotional roller coaster! There are books that grip you from the first page, pull you into the story and make you forget about your surroundings and Blood of the White Witch did just that. I did not put this one down until I reached the very last page…and even then I wanted more! The relationship between Portia and Vance has never been so intense and solidifies these two are indeed soul-mates. I love their passion and how they stop at nothing to protect their love for one another. We finally see them in an intimate setting and Lacey does a spectacular job in unveiling their first time together…utter perfection!
“I want to touch, hold, and caress every part of you until you understand completely what I feel for you, that I won’t be whole until your entire soul, which is the most beautiful part of you, is a part of me. You’re amazing…inside and out. Truly you’re the most breathtaking, bewitching creature I’ve ever seen.” – Vance
Portia has definitely grown as a heroine and surprised me with her bold moves and perseverance. Vance is ever the sexy, bad boy hero who you fall in love with all over again. His dark family history is exposed a little deeper in this book and Vance is caught between the family he’s always yearned for and his new life with Portia, but always manages to charm you with his strength and choices.
“Regardless of whatever you think you are, I want ev ery part of you there is to have, Vance. Bad boy, dreamer, lover, tease, I’ll take them all,” I said seriously. “I want you to know I love all of it.” – Portia
This story is filled with an abundance of emotion, intensity and passion, all while staying true to the young adult audience. That being said, it’s also a story that will easily engage adult paranormal romance lovers within the first few pages, due to Ms. Weatherford’s eloquent writing style. The events that unfold are never foreseen and the ending will blow your mind. Blood of the White Witch has all the great elements of a captivating story and Lacey Weatherford is a forced to be reckoned with!