Title: A Witch Before Dying
Author: Heather Blake
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published: Signet - August 7, 2012
Type: Mass Market PaperbackISBN: 9780451237637
Darcy’s determined to give Elodie peace of mind by investigating her mother’s disappearance and death. Patrice was last seen over a year ago after a fight with her Charmcrafter boyfriend. Was her murder a crime of passion? Or were Patrice’s troubles caused by the Anicula, a wish-granting amulet? Now Darcy has to not only find a killer, she has to find the Anicula— before the power of ultimate wish fulfillment falls into the wrong hands…
Why I Read This Book: I wanted to continue on with this series and I read it with a friend
What I liked: I liked the cutiesness of this book and the way it made you think about how to solve the mystery.
What I didn't Liked: I know I say this a lot but since I enjoyed this book there was not much I did not like about the book. I guess if anything you can say I don't like how you know parts of the story would never happen in real life but that is why it is a fun cozy fiction book. One thing I do remember not caring for was how Mimi seemed to act a lot older than what I think she is, for some reason that stuck out in my mind as just a little off.
Overall Impression: I enjoyed reading this second installment in the wishcraft series. I liked how Darcy is learning more about her craft as we go along. I also liked how we seemed to have more than one mystery going on at the same time. Finally for once I was able to figure out part of the mystery before the very end which I enjoyed doing, even if I did not have it all figured out. There were a few new characters/townspeople that we met in this book but I enjoyed having the original characters in there and learning even a little more about them. Can you imagine have a stone that you could use to make what ever wish you wanted to come true happen? I think many people would get into trouble if they had this option as we tend to be a greedy race but oh wouldn't it be fun. Pick up this book and see what has happened to people who had this stone. This book also had a few love stories going on it and that was nice to read about. I was very surprised by one of our "criminals" in this book, I would have never guessed that person would do something wrong. Mimi is also learning a little more about her craft and life in general. All in all a good book and can't wait to see what happens in the next book. 4 Stars.