Luke Sotheby is in trouble - in more ways than one. Not only is his magical world, Pleasantwick, under attack by dark witches, but his ancestral home, the very portal to that world, has been bought by a commoner. And worse ... he's falling for the commoner's daughter. Melinda is smart, sweet, brave. She makes him feel things he's never experienced - and for an empath, that's really saying something. At a time when all his energy should be focused on the preservation of his home and the safety of his people, Luke is drawn to Melinda on a soul-deep level that's impossible to ignore.
As the magical battle spills over into the common world, the young couple begins to face dangers the likes of which neither has ever known. Lives will be lost, secrets revealed, and if Pleasantwick falls, Melinda and Luke could be separated - forever.
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I really love this book. All of the characters were great. It was so easy to imagine the people and Pleasantwick. Can't wait to read the next one.
OMG!! I loved this book! Pleasantwick was an wicked cool world. The story was so interesting and unique. I loved the characters and it had so many twists I didn't see coming. This story is magical and so creative. I couldn't put it down! I'm looking forward to the next book. I'm addicted. I can't wait for more. One of my favorite stories this year! Loved it!
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Melinda Richards is just finishing her junior year in high school and, like so many teens, has questions about what she wants to do with her life. She discovers a place where she really feels at home as her father restores Sotheby House, an old mansion deep in the woods in what turns out to be the magical bubble known as Pleasantwick. The barrier between the common world and that of the magical people is thinned and Melinda discovers a secret access. Pleasantwick by M.L. Stoughton follows the adventure Melinda is drawn into as an evil that threatens the protected land targets her as well. Melinda tries to enjoy the prom, but the evil begins to infect people around her, turning what should be a happy time into a nightmare. Feeling secure at Sotheby House, Melinda becomes more and more involved with a handsome young man, Luke, and learns an amazing secret. Will Melinda be able to explore her relationship with Luke or will the age-old issue between the magical families destroy it before it gets a chance to start? For wonderful paranormal action and a great look at growing pains, Pleasantwick by M.L. Stoughton is the perfect book. The characters are easy to relate to and the action is intense as the real and supernatural worlds collide. With a combination of history and present day, you develop a strong feeling for the problems affecting the magical families and how it could possibly relate to Melinda. Great story! I loved the characters as well as the action - perfect pace and intensity. I certainly hope there is more since the author seems to have left that door open. This is an extremely entertaining story with the hint that there could be more to come.
I love a unique and interesting take on witch stories and Pleasantwick has just that, along with interesting world building and suspense.Although I liked all the "likable" characters, my favorite may have been Luke's posse of boys. As a mom with a pack of males at home, their interactions with each other resonated with me. Plus they had some kick-butt paranormal skills. A fun and exciting read!