Saturday, May 15, 2010

Review: Sea Witch

Sea Witch is the first book in The Children of the Sea series by Virginia Kantra and a Berkley Sensation Paranormal Romance.

Book Blurb:

Her spell cannot be broken...

From the water...For years, Margred has gone without the touch of another. Now, her need has driven her beyond her own world. For she is a selkie - a legendary being of the sea, able to shape-shift into seductive human form. Finally, she has found the one she wants...

From the land...A burned-out veteran of the big-city streets, Caleb Hunter was only too happy to take the job as police chief on the peaceful Maine island of World's End. Nothing ever happens in this tiny community surrounded by the sea - until he meets a woman who's everything he's ever dreamed of. And more...

To each other...Their passion is undeniable. Irresistible. But when a murderer begins targeting women in World's End, Caleb must face the terrible possibility that the killings are somehow connected to the mysterious Margred - and that the power of their love may change the fate of humankind...

Sea Witch was not my cuppa tea. :) And I can't really pinpoint one reason why.

Margred is a selkie. She lives a solitary existence in her territory - with infrequent visits to the island Sanctuary of her people. But every now and again - Margred craves attention, she needs the touch of another. And what better way to get what she wants than from a human man - no muss, no fuss and no questions asked.

Caleb Hunter has returned to his home town somewhat the worse for wear. After his tour in Iraq resulted in an injury that leaves him limping and nightmares that wake him disoriented - he thought the slow pace and easy living of World's End was just what the doctor ordered.

Boy meets girl, has sex, falls for girl. Girl leaves boy, gets into a sticky situation and boy bails her out. Trouble follows...yada, yada. All is well. Girl gives up all for boy and love. The End.

I give Sea Witch 2 out of 5 stars. I have the next two books in this series on the shelf and I am going to give them a try - I'm not giving up yet. LOL. :)


Children of the Sea
1. Sea Witch (2008)
1. Sea Crossing (2008) (in Shifter)
2. Sea Fever (2008)
3. Sea Lord (2009)
4. Immortal Sea (2010)
Sea WitchShifterSea FeverSea Lord


Blodeuedd said...

Yikes! That bad! I guess I should just read the copy I bought

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

I have this book and keep pushing it back I just dont think I will like it. I try it when I run out of book ya like thats going to happen anytime soon LOL. You have an award at my blog

Marie said...

Never heard of this but I LOVE the cover! It sounds interesting to me, I may have to pick up a copy soon :)

Michelle G said...


It's not really bad - it just didn't grab my interest. :)


I feel the same way about a few of the books I've tried to read - put them back on the shelf as 'emergency reads' in case I ever run out of books. LOL Thanks for the award. :)


I love the cover as well - in fact, all 3 covers in this series are fantastic. :)

Thanks for stopping by.


Anitra Lynn McLeod said...

I really like the cover but I'm not sold on the story line. Still, I'm with you on not bailing just because one book in a series doesn't resonate.