Reviews for Witches of Bone Hill

Library Journal
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Morgyn's (The Salt in Our Blood) adult fiction debut is a spellbinding tale of two estranged, polar-opposite sisters who inherit a spooky home full of ghosts and centuries-old family secrets. Cordelia and Eustace Bone have many questions about the family they never knew; as they're the last remaining descendants, only the house and quirky family attorney can provide the answers. The sisters must work through the childhood fears instilled by their deceased mother, as well as the differences that led to their estrangement in order to solve a supernatural mystery plaguing not just their inheritance but their lives. While the pacing can be inconsistent at times, bouncing between the action of the main plot and lagging secondary stories, there are plenty of twists that keep readers engrossed. Overall, Morgyn effortlessly weaves together supernatural, horror, and romantic elements to create a quick but compelling read. VERDICT A delightful addition to collections where Anne Rice's "Lives of the Mayfair Witches" and other witch-centric supernatural series are highly circulated.—Kara Jonson

Publishers Weekly
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This wonderfully macabre contemporary fantasy from Morgyn (The Salt in Our Blood) deals in family secrets and bone magic. A messy divorce leaves Cordelia Bone’s life—and financial situation—in disarray. After the death of an aunt she’s never heard of, however, Cordelia and her estranged sister, Eustace, are surprised to learn that they’ve inherited Bone Hill, their aunt’s estate. Cordelia wants to sell, while Eustace thinks of moving in. Reluctantly reunited, the sisters discover that Bone Hill comes with much more than just a Victorian mansion and spooky crypt; it also contains family secrets, enlightening them both to a legacy of witchcraft. As Cordelia and Eustace awaken to their own magical abilities and learn Bone Hill’s dark history, mysterious threats appear around the estate—including dead animals and messages written in blood. It’s clear they’re being watched and that someone wants to drive the sisters from their new home. After a gruesome attack leaves Eustace in a coma, Cordelia must harness her ancestors’ powers to defeat the stalker. Morgyn’s chilling and atmospheric tale is darker than many of the recent slew of witchy contemporaries, though a romantic subplot for Cordelia adds some lightness amid the blood and gore. Readers will be spellbound. (Sept.)