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Title: Bruja

Author: Aileen Erin

Series: Alpha Girl

Book: #4

Genre:Romance, fantasy, Witches, fiction

Publisher: Ink Monster

Published: May 12th 2015

Goodreads Rating: 4.24

My Rating: 4/5

 

“ARC given for an honest review”

 

Claudia De Santos has always looked out for every witch but herself. She fought from the shadows as her coven turned dark, and with a little help from her half witch/half alpha werewolf cousin, Tessa, Claudia is doing everything she can to keep her friends and family in the light.
Now the coven has splintered into two factions: Luciana’s army of witches wielding dark magic, and Claudia’s few stragglers who fight with the wolves. War is coming, and it won’t be much of a battle if Claudia can’t find the spells to counteract Luciana’s demonic power.
The answers lie in ancient magic, and Claudia must journey to Peru to rediscover what the Inca mages knew. Fighting evil will require a pure spirit, but her quest is full of temptations, including a handsome Peruvian guide with secrets of his own.
As she struggles to gain the knowledge her friends will need in the coming battle, conflict rages in Claudia’s heart. Following through with her arranged marriage could bring hope and more allies to the side of good, but at the cost of her own happiness. Should Claudia stay on the same path of duty she’s always walked or risk it all—her life and the futures of all brujos—for a chance at something more?

 

First Sentences

“Cloud. Wake up!” My brother’s voice called from beyond the haze, yanking me from my dreams.

 

My Thoughts

Bruja is the 4th book in the Alpha Girl Series. The last book that I read was the first book in the series where it was cantered around Tessa. This book was centred on Claudia, Tessa’s cousin.

Claudia is 20 years old who has been hurt and used by people that she has trusted in the past except for her twin brother. Luciana is a dark witch who has a bond with Claudia and has been using that bond between them to convince Claudia to go to her.

I would have liked to read the other two books in-between this one. I felt that I was quite lost in the beginning and it was a little hard for me to focus on the story. There was a lot of it that referred to what had happened prior. But once I got past that and focused on the story I thought that the book was fun, fast-paced and very much adventure packed. I was surprised that this wasn’t its own series or a spin off. I quite enjoyed reading this and would love to read more about this world.

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