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A Witch in Time av Constance Sayers
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A Witch in Time (utgåvan 2020)

av Constance Sayers (Författare)

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1145190,222 (3.45)Ingen/inga
"A young witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this beautiful debut novel. In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother -- a witch -- botches a curse on Marchant, she unwittingly binds Juliet to the artist through time, damning her to re-live her affair and die tragically young lifetime after lifetime as the star-crossed lovers reincarnate through history. Luke Varner, the worldly demon tasked with maintaining this badly crafted curse, has been helplessly in love with his charge, in all her reincarnations, since 19th century France. He's in love with Nora, a silver screen starlet in 1930s Hollywood. He's in love with Sandra, a struggling musician in 1970s Los Angeles. And he's in love with Helen, a magazine exec in present-day DC who has the power to "suggest" others do her bidding. In this life, Helen starts to recall the curse and her tragic previous lives. But this time, she might have the power to break the cycle..."--Provided by publisher.… (mer)
Medlem:AlliLea
Titel:A Witch in Time
Författare:Constance Sayers (Författare)
Info:Redhook (2020), 448 pages
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A Witch in Time av Constance Sayers

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Thoughts:

1. This is perfect for a book club read because I figured out so many things when talking about the book with a friend! Talking brought clarity that I wouldn’t have found otherwise.

2. A most ambitious undertaking, to put so many past lives in a book!

3. Spook-o-meter: I’m a straight up chicken but I did well with the spooky factor. I could even read it at night!

4. TW: Sexual assault, physical abuse, curses, drug use, suicide.

5. Audiobook version borrowed from library: narrator did a great job with all the different accents.

6. What a journey!
  coffeefairy | Nov 21, 2020 |
2.5

Wow. I really wanted to love this. At first it seemed promising, but it ended up being the makings of a somewhat original witchy tale mired down by potholes, not well thought out plot points, and the convenience of plot armor, deus ex machina and an occasional macguffin thrown in order to further along a tale that just looses it's way. I truly liked the different lives the character lead and feel like somewhere buried beneath the muck, the author really had something. ( )
  Jonez | Oct 8, 2020 |
This story had several things that attracted me to it; historical fiction, magic, curses, love, witches, demons, and past lives. I had a hard time putting this book down.
The characters were brought to life creatively and very well developed, and the story line was very well constructed. Each story of of Helen's past lives was told at the right pace leading up to the conclusion.
As the story of each past life of Helen was told, a little more was revealed about the nature of the curse that Helen was caught up in, and why and how it happened.
Anyone who loves romantic historical fiction with a twist of magic and time would love this book. ( )
  marysneedle | Jun 20, 2020 |
This does deal with triggers such as rape, sex, abortion, demons, and more.

This is told between present and past times. I was really enjoying the past chapters more so than the present at first. When the story jumps to another time, I started to lose a little interest. It was interesting, but nothing was really happening to keep my attention. I needed something more! The middle was just too slow and I found myself skipping to the present chapters to find out how everything was going to unfold.

I was expecting Helen to have more magic or have something happen. This is really just Helen looking back at her life to figure out what has happened. There is little to no actual magic, very little around the demon, and very little around the supernatural aspects to the story.

Overall, this was ok. It was just missing that extra something for me. ( )
  SimplyKelina | Apr 20, 2020 |
The title and especially the cover are what caught my attention when I first saw this novel. The premise was icing on the cake. I want to preface by stating this is not like a young adult novel of curses, witches, demons and love. This isn’t even like Practical Magic level of witchery. This novel is a curse of revenge done by a lesser witch to “protect” her daughter but it backfires, ensnaring her daughter, the lover and a demon in a continual loop of repetition over lifetimes. We come in to the daughter’s life at a stage where she might have the tools and possible powers to break the curse. Don’t expect pages of magical spells and witchery. This is more a story of love. Think 50 First Dates meets Groundhog Day.

Reliving the many lives of Helen and seeing each one merge into the other was captivating. I was engrossed in the forbidden and downright underage love of Juliet and Marchant. Hating and loving aspects of each new Helen as they grew and came into knowledge of their Groundhog Day type existence for each era. I don’t want to mention too much of the characters because that will just give too much away.

The author did a wonderful job of depicting each era and surrounding culture. She notes for the reader that historical and fictional incidents are woven throughout the story and edited to fit her tale. Though the story moves back and forth there was no confusion and it flows. I will say that there are some portions that seemed slightly rushed compared to reliving Juliet’s life but it doesn’t take too much away from the story.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a love story that crosses lifetimes. I also want to mention that there are incidents of rape, underage sex, physical abuse, drugs, overdose, forced abortion and demonic ritual. ( )
  provencal73 | Jan 9, 2020 |
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"A young witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this beautiful debut novel. In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother -- a witch -- botches a curse on Marchant, she unwittingly binds Juliet to the artist through time, damning her to re-live her affair and die tragically young lifetime after lifetime as the star-crossed lovers reincarnate through history. Luke Varner, the worldly demon tasked with maintaining this badly crafted curse, has been helplessly in love with his charge, in all her reincarnations, since 19th century France. He's in love with Nora, a silver screen starlet in 1930s Hollywood. He's in love with Sandra, a struggling musician in 1970s Los Angeles. And he's in love with Helen, a magazine exec in present-day DC who has the power to "suggest" others do her bidding. In this life, Helen starts to recall the curse and her tragic previous lives. But this time, she might have the power to break the cycle..."--Provided by publisher.

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