Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Posted May 25, 2021 by jrsbookr in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin CastSpells Trouble Series: Sisters of Salem #1
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on May 25, 2021
Source: Review copy
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Girls & Women, Paranormal, Wizards & Witches, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
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Double double, twins spell trouble...
Hunter and Mercy Goode are twin witches, direct descendants of the founder of their town of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for the twins to learn what it means to be Gatekeepers–the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and nightmares come to life.
When their mother becomes the first victim in a string of murders, the devastated sisters vow to avenge her death. But it will take more than magic to rein in the ancient mythological monsters who’ve infected their peaceful town.
Now Hunter and Mercy must come together and accept their destiny or risk being separated for good.


This story centers around Hunter and Mercy Goode, who are part of a family of witches who are the gatekeepers to give trees that guard the earth against five different underworlds. When the gates become sick on the night they come into the powers; everything begins to crumble. They lose their mom, and the familiar becomes a human/cat so they can stay and try to figure out what is killing the trees. The girls are twins, and one of them has a suspicion that because one of them broke tradition and picked a male God instead of a goddess to worship, that must be the cause of the rot. The story is mediocre at best; there were no moments that blew my mind; I am intrigued by the plot twist to come back and read book two. I think I was expecting more from this story than what I got.


About Kristin Cast

Kristin is a bestselling author who was born in Japan and grew up in Oklahoma where she explored everything from tattoo modeling to broadcast journalism. After battling addiction, Kristin made her way to the Pacific Northwest and landed in Portland. She rediscovered her passion for storytelling in the stacks at dusty bookstores and in rickety chairs in old coffeehouses. For as long as Kristin can remember, she’s been telling stories. Thankfully, she’s been writing them down since 2005.

About P.C. Cast

#1 NY Times and #1 USA Today author PC Cast was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. PC is an experienced teacher and talented speaker. Ms. Cast lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horsEs.

Rating Report
Overall: 3