Neely Powell

By DOTRAZN on July 6, 2017, 5 stars
Format: Kindle Edition
"The power team 
of authors has  done a great job of merging fantasy with everyday identifiable issues…
A delightful story about family, community, and witches! At first glance, I thought the premise would be too silly for my liking. Once I sampled the first few pages, I had to download it to continue. The power team of authors has done a great job of merging fantasy with everyday identifiable issues of acceptance, adversity, and unity.
The more I read, the more I enjoyed the unique relationship of this town and its residents. The level of acceptance and diversity allowed for a new level of appreciation and realness to a supernatural environment. this is not an easy task, however, Neely Powell does a great job in creating this. The prose is full of colorful imagery. It may feel tedious after a while but I certainly found it beneficial. The Connelly witches are well drafted and have such depth to them. Perhaps most witches in literature come off as two-dimensional. In this instance, their back story and history with the town created such a vivid landscape of status quo and breaking from tradition. With such a unique take on the genre, I'm looking forward to the rest of the series."

By Shani K.on July 7, 2017 5 stars
Format: Kindle Edition
"I find it refreshing to read a paranormal book that centers on witches instead of shifters or vampires as the main characters. Mind you, I love those types of books too! Brenna is a strong young woman who takes on the task of trying to bring her family together to not only battle the evil,
but alter a long time curse. She can’t do it alone, and it's really interesting to see who she brings along on this adventure.Brenna’s family truly is chaotic, interesting and well established. They’re responsible for quite a few good things in their town, but there are secrets that may end up making things even worse. Who are the truly evil ones?
One of the things I loved too, is I could totally picture the town of New Mourne in my mind. Being able to create a scene that the reader can grasp onto and “see” is not necessarily easy. That’s why I have a lot of respect for their talent and creativity.

I loved this book! It's a fantastic read and a wonderful spin on the “normal” you expect for this genre. I can’t wait to read the next one!"

By GrnEyed Reader on July 4, 2017, 4 stars
Format: Kindle Edition
Excellent Supernatural Story
“I’ve read my fair share of supernatural stories and I appreciated the way this one was written. The characters were easy to like and relate to on some level. I found I understood Brenna’s anger and resentment towards her absent parents. I thought the fact that when trouble arose the majority of the Connelly clan came together to try to come up with a solution. With regards to the different family members and their individual powers, I found that to be an unusual twist to a story where the main characters are witches, with the exception of Jake.”

By Caitlin Gon July 4, 2017 4 stars
Format: Kindle Edition
Was an easy character to love
"Early on we are introduced to the magical women of the Connelly clan. Many years ago one of their relatives made a sacrifice in order to protect the town of New Mourne. As legend has it, one of the females from the current generation is more or less sacrificed to this lady in white. This is the first book I've read from the duo of Neely Powell. It didn't take long for me to get drawn into this story. Brenna, one of the Connelly witches who is up for the taking, was an easy character to love. Although there were a few editing mistakes, it was overall a great read. Without ruining too much, I could definitely see how this book can become a series and would love to see where they take Brenna and her family."

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