Witches, Spiders, and Schemes (Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #4)
by Elizabeth Pantley
My Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery/ Portal Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF
A magic mirror to an enchanted world. A mysterious ghost. A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch. A brave, sassy cat. Two unexplained deaths and a mysterious community filled with secrets. Can Hayden and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and return the community to its peaceful, enchanted existence?
Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue in book four of the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series. Starting with a strange old woman at a cave and her father’s mysterious ferry journey, there are secrets to be unwound.
The enchantments in Destiny Falls are showing cracks, and Hayden suspects that it’s tied directly to her family, which has a history that’s more complex than she realized. When two bodies are found floating in the bay it’s clear that the mysteries surrounding Gladstone and the ferry are more dangerous than people realize.
Luckily, Hayden and her sassy sidekick, Latifa have developed a group of family and friends in this enchanted place who are all ready and willing to help solve the mystery, and release Destiny Falls to resume its normal, amazing, enchanted existence.
Hayden’s many adventures in Destiny Falls will keep you guessing with each book in this intriguing series.
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.
Witches, Spiders, and Schemes is the fourth book in the Destiny Falls series. This continues to be a great series. I enjoyed seeing how Hayden dealt with everything in this book. There are some interesting reveals and twists. There’s more we learn about the magical island of Destiny Falls and ofcourse there’s a murder too.
I really like spending time in the magical world of Destiny Falls and I enjoyed how this book continues the story. This series is best read in order as the ongoing plot lines about Destiny Falls continues throughout the series and even the murder mysteries build on one another in a sense. The mystery grabbed me a bit less in this book, there wasn’t as much focus on it and it just wasn’t as interesting. The reveal had an interesting twist with some magic involved, but the main culprit wasn’t as surprising.
This book has some great development in the world building. There are some big reveals about the characters and world. And I liked how Hayden worked hard to understand some things about Destiny falls in this book. I liked the twist and event at the end. And I am really excited to see how this impacts things in future books. The romance also was nice to see with how well Han and Hayden get along and there are some great scenes with them.
I liked following Hayden in this book and how she actively tries to solve the mysteries. I also like how she really relies on other characters. Whether it’s her brother Axel, her boyfriend Han, her grandmother, her ghostly friend, or even her cats. There’s also a new animal character in this book, an olm, who was fun to read about. I also liked seeing more of the cats. There is a big cast of characters in this book, but they all have their own personality and I like how they support one another and Hayden.
To summarize: This was another great book in this series. I enjoyed reading about Hayden and her adventures in this one. The murder mystery grabbed me a bit less in this one, but there was plenty of other mysteries and plot lines to keep me engaged. There are some great reveals and twists in this one. I liked the new things we learn about the world and characters in this one. And I am excited to see how this influences things in the next book. There’s a whole lot of great side characters in this book that all have Hayden’s back and I like how Hayden isn’t afraid to ask for help. All in all this continues to be an awesome series. It’s a lot of fun to read.
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