The Witch and the Vampire by Francesca Flores Book Review

The Witch and the Vampire by Francesca Flores Book Review

Blurb

Francesca Flores’s The Witch and the Vampire is a queer Rapunzel retelling where a witch and a vampire who trust no one but themselves must journey together through a cursed forest with danger at every turn.


Ava and Kaye used to be best friends. Until one night two years ago, vampires broke through the magical barrier protecting their town, and in the ensuing attack, Kaye’s mother was killed, and Ava was turned into a vampire. Since then, Ava has been trapped in her house. Her mother Eugenia needs her: Ava still has her witch powers, and Eugenia must take them in order to hide that she’s a vampire as well. Desperate to escape her confinement and stop her mother’s plans to destroy the town, Ava must break out, flee to the forest, and seek help from the vampires who live there. When there is another attack, she sees her opportunity and escapes.

Kaye, now at the end of her training as a Flame witch, is ready to fulfill her duty of killing any vampires that threaten the town, including Ava. On the night that Ava escapes, Kaye follows her and convinces her to travel together into the forest, while secretly planning to turn her in. Ava agrees, hoping to rekindle their old friendship, and the romantic feelings she’d started to have for Kaye before that terrible night.

But with monstrous trees that devour humans whole, vampires who attack from above, and Ava’s stepfather tracking her, the woods are full of danger. As they travel deeper into the forest, Kaye questions everything she thought she knew. The two are each other’s greatest threat-and also their only hope, if they want to make it through the forest unscathed.

Triggers

This is a fantasy novel so there weren’t any triggers listed but these are the potentially sensitive topics I observed:

  • Animal Death
  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Child Abuse
  • Death
  • Gore
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Violence

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

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Blurb

The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he’s not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.

Triggers

In my e-book, there were no mentions of triggers as with many fantasy novels. I’ve listed the triggers I observed here:

  • Alcohol
  • Animal Death
  • Assault
  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Branding
  • Cheating
  • Child Death
  • Death
  • Decapitation
  • Demons/ Mythological Creatures
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Genocide
  • Gore
  • Murder
  • Profanity
  • Sexually Explicit Scenes
  • Skeletons
  • Slut Shaming
  • Terminal Illness
  • Torture
  • Violence

Ratings

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