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Thanks to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: May 25th, 2021

320 Pages

Synopsis: Double double, twins spell trouble…

Hunter and Mercy Goode are twin witches, direct descendants of the founder of their town of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for the twins learn what it means to be Gatekeepers—the protectors of the gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules an nightmares come to life.

When their mother becomes the first victim in a string of murders, the devastated sisters vow to avenge her death. But it will take more than magic to rein in the powerful mythological monsters who’ve infected their peaceful town.

Now Hunter and Mercy must come together and accept their destiny or risk being separated for good.

I’ve enjoyed previous books by this mother-daughter duo, including their New York Times bestselling House of Night series, and having lived in Danvers, MA, aka Salem Village most of my life, I’m always interested in books that include the Salem Witchcraft Trials as a backdrop. In the case of Spells Trouble, I liked the plot and thought it was very creatively done, however, the dialogue was surprisingly flat and worse, while a good portion of the book reads like a middle grade novel, there’s language and sexual scenes that are definitely geared more for older teens. This leaves me at a loss as to who I’d recommend this to even if I were so inclined. While I’m still a fan of P.C. and Kristin Cast, in my opinion Spells Trouble isn’t one of their better books, and I don’t believe I’ll be continuing with the series.