Witches of East End

By Melissa de la Cruz (Trade Paperback, 2013)
"Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise."
-Entertainment Weekly

The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid-live ordinary lives in mist-shrouded North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. All three are harboring a centuries-old secret: They are powerful witches forbidden to practice magic. But right before Freya's planned wedding to wealthy Bran Gardiner, a mysterious and attractive man arrives in town and makes Freya question everything. When a young woman turns up dead, it soon becomes clear to all three that it's time to dust off their wands and fight the dark forces working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, mythology, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

"A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance." -People

"In her first novel for adults, the author . . . lets her repressed sorceresses rip." -The New York Times

"Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise."
-Entertainment Weekly

The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters, Freya and Ingrid-live ordinary lives in mist-shrouded North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. All three are harboring a centuries-old secret: They are powerful witches forbidden to practice magic. But right before Freya's planned wedding to wealthy Bran Gardiner, a mysterious and attractive man arrives in town and makes Freya question everything. When a young woman turns up dead, it soon becomes clear to all three that it's time to dust off their wands and fight the dark forces working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, mythology, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

"A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance." -People

"In her first novel for adults, the author . . . lets her repressed sorceresses rip." -The New York Times

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Young Adult series Blue Bloods. Witches of East End is her first novel for adult audiences.
  • "A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance." (People).

  • "Centuries after the practice of magic was forbidden, Freya, Ingrid and their mom struggle to restrain their witchy ways as chaos builds in their Long Island town. A bubbling cauldron of mystery and romance, the novel shares the fanciful plotting of Blue Bloods, the author's teen vampire series. Though Witches loses its tongue-in-cheek charm when it goes full-on fantasy, it's still breezy fun." (People).

  • "De la Cruz has, with Witches, once again managed to enliven and embellish upon history and mythology with a clever interweaving of past and present, both real and imagined [it] casts a spell." (Los Angeles Times).

  • "Witches of East End has all the ingredients you'd expect from one of Melissa's best-selling YA novels--intrigue, mystery and plenty of romance. But with the novel falling under the 'adult' categorization, Melissa's able to make her love scenes even more...magical." (MTV.com).

  • "Fantasy for well-read adults." (Kirkus).

  • "Move over, zombies, vampires, and werewolves, and make way for witches. Melissa de la Cruz, author of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise with Witches of East End De la Cruz balances the supernatural high-jinksery with unpredictable twists and a conclusion that nicely sets up book 2. B+" (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "For anyone who was frustrated watching Samantha suppress her magic on Bewitched, Ms. de la Cruz brings some satisfaction. In her first novel for adults, the author lets her repressed sorceresses rip." (New York Times).

  • "What happens when a family of Long Island witches is forbidden to practice magic? This tale of powerful women, from the author of the addictive Blue Bloods series, mixes mystery, a battle of good versus evil and a dash of Norse mythology into a page-turning parable of inner strength." (Self).

  • "A magical and romantic page-turner. Witches of East End is certain to attract new adult readers. The pacing is masterful, and while the witchcraft is entertaining, it's ultimately a love triangle that makes the story compelling. De la Cruz has created a family of empathetic women who are both magically gifted and humanly flawed." (Washington Post).

  • "De la Cruz is a formidable storyteller with a narrative voice strong enough to handle the fruits of her imagination. Even readers who generally avoid witches and whatnot stand to be won over by the time the cliffhanger-with-a-twist-ending hits." (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Witches of East End
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-3/16" x 8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9781401330057
  • On Sale Date: 12/03/2013
Witches of East End