Image of Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered


Image of Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered

The second in this series is probably a confusing place to begin for new readers, as the world full of witches, necromancers, vampires, guardians, demons and faeries is jumbled up and complicated. Bachar relies heavily on an understanding of plot from the first novel, and Cat’s first-person narration is meant to convey a relatable “just like you and me” sort of character, but it grates after just a few chapters. The romance between Lex and Cat seems lacking, and while the action is nearly nonstop, the rest of the book isn’t as exciting.

Catherine Duquesne is married to her soul mate, Lex, but her social network status would probably say “it’s complicated.” She’s still bonded to the vampire/necromancer Zachary Harrison, who’s being challenged for his seat on the council with increasing regularity. At the same time, she and Lex are fighting for their leadership positions as Titania and Oberon while all sorts of paranormal individuals are going missing all over the Chicago area. Cat has to sever the bond with Zach, fight off her challengers and save the day. (SAMHAIN, Mar., 264 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Cyndy Aleo