Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell

I received a galley of this novel from NetGalley for review. This in no way affected my opinions.

So, last year I downloaded this really short ebook The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale when it was available for free on the publisher's website. It sounded interesting, and well, it was free. It was the tale of a time pirate named Stormy and her brother Bacon. Stormy was born in 1810, but was brought to the 21st century (along with Bacon) by a man named Gilly.

I won't say anymore, in case you want to check it out, which I do recommend, as you'll have some background for The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale. Now, the main problem I had with Twisted Tale was that it was way too short. I liked the concept, though, and was surprised to see there was a sequel, which was longer!

In The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale, it's 1840 and Stormy is retired from time traveling, but comes across a mysterious man who is up to something funny, so she decides to have him tailed. This leads to Bacon being pulled back to 1698 Salem, Massachusetts, where he is accused of being a witch.

Because Stormy and Bacon grew up in the 21st century, there is a lot of modern talk, which I love. It's a weird combination: a sorta-historical book with modern characters, but in this case, it's ok. Stormy is quite sarcastic and a very kick butt kind of woman which makes for a great heroine. She had me laughing out loud several times.

A satisfying read, and I can't wait to read the next book!