Review: Salem’s Curse

reviewSalem's Curse by Sydney Bristow

Title: Salem’s Curse

Author: Sydney Bristow

Published: 2017/02/18

Version: Ebook

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Synopsis:

There’s no instruction guide to saving the world, so…apologies in advance if I make a mess of it!


An ancient mage plans to unleash an army of vamps, demons, werewolves, and shifters onto an unsuspecting Chicago, and I’m the last protector of humanity, a witch who goes into panic-attack mode just talking with a stranger.

My name is Celestina Sykes, and I have two potential allies, my aunt, who may have murdered my mom, and a guy I sorta have a thing for, only he may be working for the other side. All told, I’ve got two days to stop the apocalypse, so wish me luck…and multiply that by infinity because I’m gonna need it.

My Thoughts:

So I have mixed feelings about this book. It’s only 200 pages which I honestly feel may be part of the problem. Sometimes this book felt like we were stuck on the first few chapters until the end, then everything felt rushed.

It was an easy read however, and knowing that this is the first book in a series I’d be open to reading the next book because I do feel that it has potential to be really good. I think there was just so much being set up in this first book that honestly it felt lackluster and could have brought more progress in the story and set more up later. We don’t need to know or question everything right away, I’m happy to learn new things later that just adds to the fun.

I think the most telling thing about this book for me though was the fact it was 200 pages and it took me 3 days to read it. Not because I didn’t have the time but because I really was just meh about the book. Not bad but not great. Hopefully the second book is better.

Note: This was a NetGalley read but also now available on amazon. If you have Kindle Unlimited it’s free!

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