Hi friends, hope you’re all doing well! I can’t believe it’s September already. You know what that means, start of Spooky Season and Fall is on it’s way! Woohooooo! I always love to load my September, October and November reading up with spooky books. It’s my favorite, and so much fun to read as the seasons change! I have lots of spooky reads coming your way, so be prepared. I truly could not have picked a better book to kick off my spooky reading, than with The Curse of the King by Winnie Lyon. I can’t wait to tell you more about this fantastic book!
THE CURSE OF THE KING, BY WINNIE LYON
“As a young witch descending from the very powerful trio of witches that had cursed Macbeth, the pressure she faces daily is non-stop. When Laura is forced to participate in her school’s rendition of the classic play, she gives herself a single task: breaking the curse once and for all.
This task proves itself to be more difficult than she ever could have imagined when a miscast spell leads to the summoning of her dead ancestor, Cecily Wilson, one of the very witches that cursed Macbeth.
As Laura attempts to send her resurrected relative back beyond the veil, she is faced with one of the harsh realities of high school—having a crush on her best friend, Holly. However, things only get more complicated as Holly pines after Peter, a lonely, quick-witted vampire.
While she grows closer to Cecily, Laura sees first-hand the true horrors of being a witch in Elizabethan England as demonic forces arise in her little town of Shipley Hollow.
Can Laura break the curse and save her family name before the curtains rise on opening night? “
My Review –
This was the perfect witchy book to start Spooky Season off with! More and more I am becoming a HUGE fan of retellings, and this Macbeth retelling hit the spot! If you are a fan of witches, breaking curses and Shakespeare then this is a must read. I absolutely loved the coven structure and heritage of Laura and other witch families. The whole keep the supernatural world hush, hush to humans was very suspenseful and I loved that Laura’s bestie just accepted it all no questions asked. Even though the characters are in High School they are still very relatable and easy to like. This was a fast paced and exciting book, and I am sooo happy I picked it up!!
You can get your copy of of The Curse of the King by Winnie Lyon today, it released September 1st!!
Please let me know some of your favorite spooky reads, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on The Curse of the King if you grab a copy!
Positive Vibes & Happy Reading!