THE WATER WITCH
A bit of a disappointing follow-up, The Water Witch is missing the contemporary edge of its predecessor. Though it’s still set in a modern college town, the college and students play almost no role in this more traditional fantasy story. Further, the foreshadowing in this volume lacks subtlety, so none of the climactic reveals are especially surprising. Finally, the ending isn’t a strong conclusion but instead functions more like a transition to the next book.