Witch Wood by Melanie Karsak ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday (@MelanieKarsak)

Witch Wood was a quick, action packed read that has set up the final book in the series perfectly! I enjoyed meeting new characters and seeing the dangers they faced.
Witch Wood (The Harvesting Series #2.5)
Title: Witch Wood
Author: Melanie Karsak
Series: The Harvesting #2.5
Genre: Paranormal
Published: August 2016
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Harm none, and be ready for zombies.

In the little town of Brighton, Amelia’s practice of Wicca makes her an outcast in school and the subject of disdain at home. But Amelia can’t change what she is. Knowing how to use herbs, see auras, and create spells comes naturally to her. Only Madame Knightly, the ancient matriarch and owner of Witch Wood Estate to whom Amelia plays caretaker, doesn’t seem to mind her conjoining. In fact, the library in the crumbling old mansion is full of old books and oddities.

However, when modern treatments fail to make a dent in the flu outbreak sweeping the globe, those who once ridiculed her white witchcraft turn to Amelia for help. While her eucalyptus tinctures prove no more effective than western medicine, her spell-casting is another matter. The residents of Brighton soon depend on the very magic they once ridiculed to save their lives.

** Witch Wood is a tie-in novella that complements The Harvesting Series. It can be read as a stand-alone or as Book 2.5 in the series **

It's been a year since I have ventured into the Harvesting world, and I forget how much I love it! In Witch Wood I met new characters, that I can tell are going to be a big part in the final book, The Torn World. Each book has been full of danger and the characters are continuing to seek help, so I'm looking forward to see how it all comes together and whether or not the world can be saved.

I enjoyed getting to know Amelia and to see what she went through when the plague hit her area. She also had a gift that may become very valuable in the search for a cure. I liked seeing her band together with her friends, to get to Witch Wood, and to the safety it provided. It was sad to see what each of them lost along the way though, and the danger was constantly there.

This was a great little gap book in the series that allowed me to get to know Amelia before venturing into the final book. I loved the way that the author fleshed out these characters and introduced me to the world Layla, Cricket and the gang walked into at the end of The Shadow Aspect. It was a quick, action packed read and that I devoured quickly, and I know I need to get that final book ASAP!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

Here is a taste of the danger that the group went through, trying to stay alive!

“Brian,” Brianna screamed.
I backed toward the van, sliding back into the seat, as their dad turned and lunged at Zoey.
“Dad, no,” Brian yelled. Zoey heaved the shovel back and hit the man hard against the side of the head.
He fell.
“Get in,” I called to them.

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Melanie Karsak is the author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles, the award-winning horror/dark fantasy Harvesting Series, and The Saga of Lady Macbeth. She grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master's degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, Shakespeare nerd, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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The Airship Racing Chronicles
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