Original Title: One Last Spell
Year Published: 2015
Published by: N/A
Number of Pages: 40
First Sentence: “I flipped the heavy book open and flicked through the pages till I found what I was looking for.”
Goodreads Rating: 2/5
Zelda has sworn never to perform magic again. She’s also sworn never to help solve a murder again — last time she did both, disaster occurred. She’s had it with magic, murder, and men.
She’s happy with her life now, secluded on the mountainside in the small cozy town of Castlerock. No one bothers her and that’s the way she likes it. But when her long lost best friend and police detective Jessica turns up on Zelda’s doorstep one day everything changes. Jessica tells her there’s been a murder in town and Zelda is the only one who can help.
Last time, things ended in disaster. Zelda’s life and relationships were destroyed. Zelda however can’t say no to her best friend, especially when she hears that the murder victim is someone Zelda knew – a fellow outcast. Now the case is personal in more ways than one. Zelda agrees to help out but only this one last time.
Zelda meets handsome but bumbling police recruit Josh, and she gets dragged further and further into the mystery, she might just have to rethink her stance on life. Maybe life back with the mortals might not be so bad after all, but things are not all they seem.
Can Zelda solve the case and put her past to rest?
Will Josh prove himself to be worthy of a witch’s affections?
Will this really be Zelda’s last spell?
Just like with the other Raven Snow book I read and reviewed, this was just messy. There is too much packed into 40 odd pages and the structure just feels off. The plot is just all over the place and is not that interesting.
The characters are just annoying and you don’t feel any sympathy or connection with them. The main character is whiny and not somebody I liked. As with her other book the romance is just out of place and takes place way too fast. The best friend is super selfish and not a good friend.
Do I recommend it?