Unknown to the modern world, witches still exist in the gray areas of our vision, appearing quite like mere mortals… and all the way keeping our world balanced. Yet their existence is in danger and therefore, putting the world as we know it is danger as well.
When Elyse hears that her great-aunt Eleanor is deathly ill, Elyse rushes to be by her side in Los Angeles. What Elyse finds is not only the aunt who raised her, but also secrets that Elyse would never have guessed. Now, heir of her aunts estate, Elyse is also to take the place of her aunt in the Coven. To do so, Elyse must put herself in danger as the world in under attack and Elyse is not sure if she is strong enough to do everything she needs to do.
Very character driven, Witches of Echo Park has everything I enjoy in a good listen. I thought the characters were well-developed and interesting. Inheriting a coven of witches? Brilliant and unique! I also absolutely loved that the author Amber Benson narrated this audiobook as well. AND did an excellent job.
My only grumble is that the book was a little slow-moving to my liking. This is the start of a trilogy so maybe as the series goes on it will pick up speed. Definitely interesting – I would have initially thought this was a YA read (I think it was the book cover that led me to that) , but due to some content, I would say older YA to New Adult.