Witches Of Echo Park by Amber Benson

The Witches Of Echo Park, Amber Benson, Book Journey, Sheila DeChantal

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.

 

 

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 9 hours and 21 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • Audible.com Release Date: January 6, 2015

 

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Posted on January 29, 2015, in audio review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. This book sounds really interesting! I might have to pick it up.

  2. I don’t enjoy vampire books, but I do have a fondness for witches. This one sounds good…I don’t like that cover; it does make the book seem childish.

  3. Sound interesting! I’m glad the author did a good job narrating. That can go very well or very badly in my experience.

  4. The premise of this book sounds so interesting! A witch coven in LA’s Echo Park? What a rich story backdrop!

  5. I love books that are about witches in the modern world! This one sounds good.

    • I do too – my favorite is the Three Sisters Trilogy by Nora Roberts – the first book is Dance Up on The Air and I still recommend that series to everyone – I know it is Nora Roberts, but it is different than her usual writing.

      • I read Dance Up on The Air and really enjoyed it. I think I might have read the second book in the trilogy too – I need to check and see about finishing the series!

  6. I’ve been eyeing this one. It does look very good. That’s pretty neat about the author narrating it. I don’t think I’ve seen that before.

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