Coven (Of Witches and Demons, #1)
Kenna Mangum was born a witch. She’s always known it -her family has always known it - from the moment she burst into flames in her father’s arms after she was born.Denied interaction with regular society while she was coached into controlling her powers, Kenna has always felt a longing to join the rest of the world and get to experience a “normal” life.Now her wish is about to be granted.But when Kenna walks into public school for the first time, she immediately locks eyes with Jett Blackstone and realizes all chances of “normal” just disappeared.

Coven (Of Witches and Demons, #1) Details

TitleCoven (Of Witches and Demons, #1)
Author
ReleaseApr 12th, 2015
PublisherSmashwords Edition
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Witches, Supernatural, Drama

Coven (Of Witches and Demons, #1) Review

  • Jill Spinelli
    January 1, 1970
    As a major fan of the parent series I was delighted that this series was FINALLY being released. After staying up late and finishing the book in a day, I must say I was left with mixed feelings. I am, obviously, thrilled that we are able to see more Portia & Vance though I do have a difficult time viewing them as actual adults after the previous series left them pregnant in their way to young marriage. That aside, I do love Kenna and I see wonderful qualities from both of her parents in her As a major fan of the parent series I was delighted that this series was FINALLY being released. After staying up late and finishing the book in a day, I must say I was left with mixed feelings. I am, obviously, thrilled that we are able to see more Portia & Vance though I do have a difficult time viewing them as actual adults after the previous series left them pregnant in their way to young marriage. That aside, I do love Kenna and I see wonderful qualities from both of her parents in her character. However, I am really not sure I am comfortable with her awkward love triangle. I was also hoping to find that Portia's pregnancy would have helped to manifest her powers once again, so I was a bit disappointed to find her entirely human. As far as writing goes, Ms. Weatherford once again does not disappoint. My only issue was her having Kenna often pause her own life to recount the love & lives of her parents. I felt we could have done without that to see a bit more character development and depth. That being said the story itself was captivating and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one. December cannot get here soon enough. That cliffhanger ending!!! Is anyone else worried about how Vance will deal with this - being stranded with so many fresh blooded witches? And where is poor Portia?? I can't wait to find out!
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  • Tessa
    January 1, 1970
    After this, I have to read more by this author. I was completely engrossed. It seems like it'd be a cliche, the love triangle between the nice guy and the bad boy. Honestly it was so much better than that. The story centers around Kenna, who was seriously overly protected growing up. Story wise, this ends up being a good thing, as it gave her time to explore. My only issue is she's in school yet I rarely saw that. She could have been working at a job the two boys had. It just was too secondary s After this, I have to read more by this author. I was completely engrossed. It seems like it'd be a cliche, the love triangle between the nice guy and the bad boy. Honestly it was so much better than that. The story centers around Kenna, who was seriously overly protected growing up. Story wise, this ends up being a good thing, as it gave her time to explore. My only issue is she's in school yet I rarely saw that. She could have been working at a job the two boys had. It just was too secondary since it's her first school ever, and she's a senior. Still, great story, loved the characters, and apparently before the next comes out, I have a whole other series to read.
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  • Andrea Heltsley
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not even sure where to begin. First, I am one of those people who love a good love triangle. This book successfully pulled it off and I can't wait for the next book to see what happens! The magic concepts in the story were fantastic. I would have liked to have seen more of the MC's magic, but otherwise, this read was fabulous. There were lots of twists and an ending that made you scream OMG!!! Where is the next book?? Fans of this author will enjoy this one and end the story begging for more I'm not even sure where to begin. First, I am one of those people who love a good love triangle. This book successfully pulled it off and I can't wait for the next book to see what happens! The magic concepts in the story were fantastic. I would have liked to have seen more of the MC's magic, but otherwise, this read was fabulous. There were lots of twists and an ending that made you scream OMG!!! Where is the next book?? Fans of this author will enjoy this one and end the story begging for more.
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  • J.M.
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect worthy of a five star read. Light an easy para novel for those who like to take a break from reality and step into another realm. The coven I thought was refreshing story, the relationships had a unique twist. I really enjoyed reading another adventure by Lacey please keep sharing your words with the world. Your number #1 Aussie fan. JM Chalker author of jasper crane high series. BookBlogger bookobsession23
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  • Lesley Halliday
    January 1, 1970
    Great read for anyone into witches and supernatural - warning it’s addictive!Really enjoyed this book and others in the series, they kept me entertained whilst on holiday last year! I'm into witchcraft so I have enjoyed these and the love story with lots of twists and turns. Very entertaining, well written and couldn’t put it down.
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  • Lizzie
    January 1, 1970
    I read the first few chapters of this book as included in the box set that I bought on my Kindle app. I really enjoyed the first book in the parent series, but I have to say I did not like it when Vance gave in to the dark Demon side of his past, and from there and in all honesty it just went entirely downhill. I especially didn't like the twist that happened at the end of 3, and 4 [especially 4] and 5 were just ten shades of disappointing. That being said, I did enjoy some of the story, enough I read the first few chapters of this book as included in the box set that I bought on my Kindle app. I really enjoyed the first book in the parent series, but I have to say I did not like it when Vance gave in to the dark Demon side of his past, and from there and in all honesty it just went entirely downhill. I especially didn't like the twist that happened at the end of 3, and 4 [especially 4] and 5 were just ten shades of disappointing. That being said, I did enjoy some of the story, enough to at least finish it, but one major qualm I have and will continue to have throughout the Coven series [by the looks of things so far] is that Portia is now human, and yet her husband is a demon-slash-warlock, who not only has all of Portia's and his father's powers, but he also has the combination Awakening/Regenerative properties he stole from/inherited from his father... Plus, to top it off, his and Portia's only daughter is a witch, and manifested when she was just born. My problem with this, is what is going to happen when now-mortal Portia finally dies, and her husband CAN'T die, because of the Awakening/Regenerative properties, and her daughter will end up outliving her because she's a witch... For the whole entire parent series, we had Vance complaining about how he couldn't live without Portia, he wouldn't live without Portia, he'd die if something happened to Portia, and now... Portia's mortal and no longer supernatural and she's definitely gonna die, someday, and then what is Vance going to do? Continue to raise their witch daughter while pining for the lost love of his young adult life? I'm sorry, I know the story is fiction, and not to be taken seriously, but this just doesn't make sense. In fact, it reminds me of the Divergent series. You start out with this super powerful heroine [Portia's a witch who has NO TROUBLE controlling her brand new powers and doing all sorts of crazy things, and you have Tris Prior, who is a super powerful Divergent and fits into her chosen faction after only a few months because she has the aptitude for it and also has a dark, mysterious boyfriend who hates his mean, abusive father... but I won't get into that.] and then 2/3s into the series we find the main character actually does have flaws, but she's still uber powerful and then what happens? ... Spoilers. ''People'' die, and the story just stops. The characters leftover may go on, but they're nowhere near what they were at the beginning of the story. Is it gonna be like that for Vance, too? And Kenna? His wife and her mother just perishes because she's mortal and everyone moves on with their lives after a few pages of angst and grief? I realise this review is probably widely scattered, but it fits with my head in relation to this story so I'm not gonna apologise for it if anyone gets confused. I loved 'Trouble With Spells' but I don't think I'll bother with the rest of Coven. I'll just pretend the events in books 2 through 6 just didn't happen. It's better for my sanity.
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  • Julie Engle
    January 1, 1970
    I have been waiting and waiting forever it seems to have more of the story about Vance and Portia. This book is a continuation of the series Of Witches and Warlocks, but you do not necessarily have to have read them to be able to enjoy Coven. In this book I also got the added bonus of learning about Kenna, their daughter. This story takes place years after OWAW, when Kenna is 18. Kenna has spent her entire life hidden away for the protection of her and her parents. Her witch powers manifested 16 I have been waiting and waiting forever it seems to have more of the story about Vance and Portia. This book is a continuation of the series Of Witches and Warlocks, but you do not necessarily have to have read them to be able to enjoy Coven. In this book I also got the added bonus of learning about Kenna, their daughter. This story takes place years after OWAW, when Kenna is 18. Kenna has spent her entire life hidden away for the protection of her and her parents. Her witch powers manifested 16 years before most witches, thus putting her in danger. When Vance, our ever sexy and swoony and want to keep to yourself, concedes and moves his family to none other than Salem, MA to try to live as near as possible a normal life, this story begins. Kenna is being pulled in two different directions by two sexy fellow classmates, Seth and Jett. This story is filled with magic, mystery, and love. This is a must read. Lacey Weatherford has amazed me again with her writing prowess. I did not think that this storyline could get any better, but boy was I wrong. I have always been a Lacey fan and this book has only made that stronger. I would recommend this book to anyone that would like to read something that is a little more grown up feel of Harry Potter meets awesomeness.
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  • Raquel Auriemma
    January 1, 1970
    Lacey Weatherford's fans have been begging for more Vance Magnum probably since she typed the final word in Possession of Souls, the last book in the Of Witches and Warlocks Series. Well beg no more, because Lacey not only brought us more Vance and Portia in Coven, the first in the new Of Witches and Demons series, but she also introduces us to their daughter, Kenna. And if that's not enough, you'll meet Seth and Jett. I'll let you learn about them on your own.If you thought you saw it all in OW Lacey Weatherford's fans have been begging for more Vance Magnum probably since she typed the final word in Possession of Souls, the last book in the Of Witches and Warlocks Series. Well beg no more, because Lacey not only brought us more Vance and Portia in Coven, the first in the new Of Witches and Demons series, but she also introduces us to their daughter, Kenna. And if that's not enough, you'll meet Seth and Jett. I'll let you learn about them on your own.If you thought you saw it all in OWAW, you were wrong. Coven takes everything you loved about OWAW and introduces it to a whole new generation. This time, the setting is the Witch Capital of the World. Salem, Massachusetts. Vance and Portia have kept Kenna secluded for her entire life, but she finally convinces them to let her spend her final year of high school in with other kids. So what better place to do that than in a town where witches are celebrated daily. So they move to Salem...and things get very interesting!If you loved OWAW, Coven is about to become your new favorite.
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  • Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @39%I didn't know this was a spin-off, and instead of learning about the main MC, the 18 years old girl, there were tons of stuff about the parents, which I knew nothing about. From the beginning, there were clearly instant love/attractions and triangle-love plot, not a fan of either of those. I also had trouble to get through the writing style, I just couldn't get into the story enough to continue reading.
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  • Beverly Vicil
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!! I bought it when it first came out, but had to wait to finish class before I could dig in and read it. I finished it in day!! I loved the premise of the two men in love with the protagonist, a real woman's fantasy world. I don't know whose team I'm on yet, but I'm leaning toward team Jett. I love a "good" bad boy and he reminds me so much of Vance, whom I adore.I can't wait until the next installment. Ms. Weatherford is a true master of her craft.
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  • Dearne
    January 1, 1970
    I love everything about this book. I kinda love this love triangle. Awesome, I kinda think she shouldn't choose. Those boys make up one full person and it would be Kinda sexy. And it would be different to see a polyamorous relationship.
  • Jeanine Walsh palinkas
    January 1, 1970
    Another killer ending by Lacey Weatherford! OMG, this book was great. Again with poor Portia in trouble, but Vance seems to have more help (and control) this time around. I cannot wait to see Kenna's story unfold. Will it be Seth or Jett! Inquiring minds want to know... LIKE NOW!
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    In typical Lacey Weatherford fashion, this book sucked me right in. I'm so happy to have more Vance and Portia, with the addition of Kenna, Jett, and Seth. My only wish is that this book would've been longer, because I want more, more, more!
  • William Lawry
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent Twisted BookI loved this book and I can't wait to see the next one come out. Before I recommend this book though , I suggest you read the first series, of Witches and Warlocks. It gives you a lot more information and you can follow this story much better.
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  • TAM
    January 1, 1970
    Love Triangle!! Secretly I'm hoping it ends up as a menage. I think the story is setting it up that way.
  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    https://youngadultbookmadness.wordpre...
  • Derik
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the original series and feel the same about this new one. Definitely a good read.
  • Nikki Rawson
    January 1, 1970
    Lacey writes AMAZING paranormal romance books! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her books! This one is no exception, other than the fact that it had a cliff hanger and left me needing more!
  • Terri Dion
    January 1, 1970
    my mom has 2 1966 Barracudas a lavender one she drives and one she bought out of a hunk yard for the rear window just in case.
  • Pernille
    January 1, 1970
    AwesomeSo yeah, I'm just gonna pine away waiting impaciently for the next one. Gimme Gimme gimme gimme gimme...as in now!!!
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