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Four Stars: Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne

Read and Review HopA witch and a priest must team up to defeat a demon, at least that’s what some crazy prophecy claims. But Indy decided she wasn’t into that whole Wicca thing anymore, and Tomas isn’t sure that the priesthood is for him… but other than that the prophecy is totally, 100% accurate… right?? Mark of the Witch brings the urban back to urban fantasy with a world that is nearly our own, but nothing is what it seems, and you won’t believe where they end up.

Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin MIRA for providing me with a review copy of Mark of the Witch :D. I have to say that the beginning of this book was not what I expected, and I didn’t much like it, but then the end was even more not what I expected and I totally loved it! So my major advice is even if you aren’t thrilled with where things start, keep going because they get freaking awesome!
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Title:
Mark of the Witch
Author: Maggie Shayne
Pages: 394 paperback
Genre-ish: Urban fantasy, emphasis on the urban
Rating★★★★ – shaky start, strong finish

A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn’t believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she’s forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown. Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Tomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches-and Indira’s sacred calling. Yet there’s something even Tomas doesn’t know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he’s come to love-and saving the world. — Goodreads

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