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The Witch Is Back by H.P. Mallory Review

Title: The Witch Is Back

Author: H.P. Mallory

First published July 1, 2012

368 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780345531568 (ISBN10: 0345531566)

Rating: 4

Overview

Don DeLillo’s Zero K is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged novel that explores the intricacies of life and death. Jeffrey Lockhart is summoned to a secluded compound by his billionaire father, Ross, and his ailing wife, Artis Martineau.

The compound serves as a place where death is managed and bodies are kept in a state of suspension until a future time when science can restore them to life. As Artis prepares to surrender her body, Jeffrey grapples with the fundamental questions of human existence.

Should we accept death as an inevitable fate, or should we fight to extend our time on earth? Through his vivid characters and beautiful prose, DeLillo delves into the complexities of mortality, love, and the human spirit, making Zero K a stunning and unforgettable read.

About the Author

As an avid fan of the paranormal, I’m always on the lookout for anything that’s ghost or vampire-related. The Twilight Zone Marathon days are a particular highlight for me, and I can’t help but get excited whenever they roll around.

Aside from writing, my biggest passion is traveling. I feel incredibly lucky to have lived in both England and Scotland, as both places have had a profound impact on my work.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my books. I really hope you enjoy them, and who knows – maybe they’ll even give you a few chills!

Editoral Review

In her book, The Witch Is Back, H.P. Mallory delivers a delightful story that combines mystery, romance, and supernatural powers. First published in 2012, the book captures the essence of the paranormal romance genre, with a writing style that is both engaging and entertaining.

The novel follows the story of Jolie Wilkins, a clairvoyant witch who is struggling to come to terms with her powers. Jolie has always known she was different, but she never understood why until a handsome stranger named Rand Balfour shows up on her doorstep, revealing that he is a demon hunter and she is a powerful witch.

As they navigate the dangerous world of demons and witches, Jolie and Rand find themselves drawn to each other, but Jolie must first come to terms with her true identity and embrace her powers. The Witch Is Back is set in present-day New Orleans, which provides a rich backdrop for the supernatural elements of the story.

Mallory excels at creating a vivid and atmospheric setting, immersing the reader in the sights and sounds of the city. The characters in The Witch Is Back are well developed, with Jolie in particular being a strong and relatable protagonist.

Her struggles with self-doubt and her journey towards accepting her true self will resonate with many readers. Rand is also a compelling love interest, with a complex backstory and a moody demeanor that adds to his allure.

The pacing of the book is well-done, with enough action to keep the reader engaged and enough character development to keep them invested. Mallory also effectively weaves in themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the balance between good and evil.

One potential weakness of The Witch Is Back is the occasional trope of the damsel in distress needing to be rescued by the strong male character. However, Mallory does subvert this trope at times, and Jolie ultimately proves to be a capable and powerful heroine in her own right.

Overall, The Witch Is Back is an enjoyable and well-crafted novel that will appeal to fans of paranormal romance. Mallory’s writing is engaging and the characters are likable, making this book a page-turner from start to finish.

I would rate this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and engaging read.

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