Review: The Grimoire Chronicles: A Veil Between Worlds by Sally Dubats
Published July 9th 2011 by Sally Dubats
Review Copy: Purchased
Description from Goodreads:
The Witches' New Year looms, and the Veil Between Worlds thins. Seventeen-year-old Cassie heads home from school and meets Trenton, a beautiful boy with an enchanting voice. Darkness blankets the encounter so Cassie forgets she ever met him. . . and what he did to her. For other girls the lost time would be the end of the story, but Cassie is Wiccan and she uses her intelligence and authentic witchcraft to remember the truth. Her spell sets in motion a mind-blowing adventure that takes her to another dimension, the astral plane, where anything is possible and a dangerous romance with Trenton blossoms.
But who. . . or what. . . is Trenton?
The story is fantasy. The spells are real.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s sad to think had Sally not contacted me, I probably would’ve never heard of Veil Between Worlds. Which would’ve been a terrible thing, as this was an enticing read.
The story is about Cassie, a young witch, who struggles to fit in with the other teens. But being a teenage witch doesn’t help to make it any easier to fit in amongst her peers, nor does her frizzy red hair. In the beginning, I was a bit iffy as to whether or not I’d like Cassie. Giving Holly the nickname of Head Cliché was funny at first, but after the fifth or so use, it did become a bit tiring. And even though I found myself questioning Cassie’s actions at some points, I did ultimately like her. Dubats manages to create likeable characters, each and every one of which has substance and isn’t just thrown in for the heck of being there. And then the major twist involving Trenton and his family? I definitely did not see that one coming, and it helps to make the story that much more interesting.
I don’t know much about Wicca, or the craft, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying Veil Between Worlds. With an interesting storyline, and characters you’ll come to love reading about, Veil Between Worlds is definitely worth checking out.