Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Night Wish by Sydney Bristow

Serena Sykes just discovered that the mother, identical twin sister, and niece she never knew existed…are the last remaining witches on the planet. That is, except for Serena, who recently received her own limited, albeit wildly erratic supernatural abilities. 

But her newfound family isn’t interested in helping her master those gifts. After all, Serena’s mother has been communicating beyond the veil with the first witch in their line, a sorceress named Zephora who hopes to return to this dimension and destroy an ancient curse that would unleash paranormal creatures across the globe. 

To help guide her in this new landscape, Serena turns to her grandmother, an elderly woman suffering from dementia and the only vampire in existence, a man who has his own mysterious agenda. With less than 48 hours to prevent her family from triggering a supernatural wasteland, Serena must learn to control her abilities…if she hopes to save the world!

Want a fun paranormal adventure? Then check out Nightwish by Sydney Bristow. This story had some laugh out loud moments. I loved the realism and the use of contemporary influences. Yes, there are witches, demons and vamps, oh my, but the conversations seemed like conversations I would have with friends if I was finding out all of this was real, which her friends took it really well finding out she was a witch. 

The conversations between Serena and Darius made me think of the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the sarcastic comments from the young girl and the always serious older man. Come to think of it, there were several similarities to Buffy. Serena’s two friends jump in, wanting to help and ready to fight by her side. I liked Buffy, the movie and the TV show, so if you enjoyed those then you are going to like this book. 

A few things were predictable but overall it was well written and a good adventure.


About the Author

Sydney Bristow

Although now primarily writing urban fantasy books and contemporary romance, Sydney has also written historical romantic suspense novels.

Regardless of the genre, Sydney always writes about strong women who defy the odds and conventions of the world around them. 

Sydney lives in the Chicago area and loves to root for the underdog: nice guys (they shouldn't finish last!) and true love (does my cuddly relationship with an adorable Shih-Tzu count here?).

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