Thursday, May 2

Book Review: Black Hat White Witch by Hailey Edwards

Author: Hailey Edwards
Title: Black Hat White Witch
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Mystery
Format: ebook
Pages: 224
Published: June 28, 2021
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Remember that old line about how the only way out of the organization is in a pine box?

Well, Rue Hollis spent ten years thinking she had escaped the Black Hat Bureau, no coffin required.

Then her former partner had to go and shatter the illusion by showing up on her doorstep with grim tidings. As much as Rue wants to kick him to the curb, she agrees to hear him out for old times’ sake, and what he says chills her to the bone.

The Silver Stag was the most notorious paranormal serial killer in modern history, and Rue brought him down. Now a copycat has picked up where the Stag left off, and the Bureau wants her on the case. She beat the Stag once. They think she can do it again. But they don’t know she’s given up black magic, and she’s not about to tell them. White witches are prey, and Rue is the hunter, not the hunted. Always.

But can she take down the protégé of the man who almost beat her at her black witch best?

If she wants to keep her new town, her new home, her new life, then she has no choice but to find out.

I've had my eye on this one for a minute. I seen that it went free on Amazon so why not!

Here we follow Rue who thought she left the Bureau and is now free. However, when her former partner shows up with grim tidings. The Silver Stag was the most notorious paranormal serial killer and Rue had brought him down. Now there is a copycat picking things back up. The Bureau will do anything to have Rue work on this case. Little do they know...she gave up Black Magic so this will prove harder than before. 

Oh Rue. I feel for her. I'm glad she did what she had to do to save her soul and sanity. Leaving Black Magic and the Bureau behind was a good call, but dang was that risky. 

She now lives in a small town and I love this town. The folk are so dang sweet to her. Hopefully she can keep cover here. 

Loved Colby. Loved Clay. 

Asa....I'm getting there. Maybe eventually. But the courtship is very quiet and cute. Good job Asa. Rue would run for the hills if you pursue her too hard. I am curious to learn more about this guy.

This was refreshing. Yes, the character is a badass UF chick, BUT she has some major, major flaws. She isn't unstoppable especially since she cashed in her Black Magic card. Loved it

The mystery was good. I wonder if the Silver Stag will be a shadow hunting the rest of the series. Curious to see what happens next.

Now, I will say some bits felt very...drawn out. Some info-dumping, so the narrative slowed down a bit. Nothing crazy and easily disgustable.  

All-in-all, I really enjoyed this. I figured I would but I liked it way more than expected. Can't wait for book 2. 4 stars from me. 


- Cloak and Dagger - #10


Northwoman said...

I hope to read this one too! I got it free so it's a Thrifty Thursday option. The library has all the audios which I may try also. Glad to know it's pretty good.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Sophia Rose said...

Yay! I scored this one free, too. So glad you really enjoyed it, Carole.

Jen Twimom said...

So much happens... I think I'm on book 8 or 9 now? Anyhow... Asa eventually grows on me.

Carole Rae said...

Anne, a nice book 1! I am curious about book 2.

Sophia, yayy!

Jen, that makes me feel better about Asa.

Blodeuedd said...

Ypu always find the good ones. How do u do it

Carole Rae said...

Jen read it so I feel like it would work for me.