Serpent's Kiss (Witches of East End Series #2)

Serpent's Kiss (Witches of East End Series #2)

by Melissa de la Cruz

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Overview

From the bestselling author of the Blue Bloods and The Descendants series comes the thrilling sequel to the Witches of East End.

The intriguing Beauchamp family, introduced in the New York Times bestselling Witches of East End, returns in Serpent's Kiss, with dizzying plot twists and spellbinding magic.
Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down—from Joanna's organized kitchen to Ingrid's previously nonexistent love life to Freya's once unshakeable faith in her sexy soul mate, Killian Gardiner.

When Freya's twin brother, Freddie, suddenly returns, escaped from Limbo and professing innocence on a long-ago crime, Freya should be ecstatic. The golden boy can do no wrong. Or can he? Freddie blames no other than her fiancé Killian for his downfall, and enlists Freya's help to prove it. Now Freya doesn't know who to believe or trust.

And for the first time in—well, forever, really—Ingrid is also busy in love. Matt Noble, the handsome and charming police detective, has won her heart. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? Things get even more complicated when it appears Ingrid is harboring the prime suspects in Matt's police investigation.

To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna—but does it mean to bring harm or help? Joanna asks her sort-of ex-husband Norman to help figure it out, only to accidentally invite him to a Thanksgiving dinner with a dapper gentleman she's recently begun dating.

As the witches pull together to discover the serpent within their midst and the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most?

Melissa de la Cruz weaves all this and more in a blockbuster sequel that is not to be missed by her fans, and one that is sure to enchant new readers of the series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401323967
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Series: Witches of East End Series , #2
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range: 18 - 12 Years

About the Author

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series Blue Bloods, which has three million copies in print. She is a former journalist who has contributed to many publications, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Allure and Marie Claire. She spent many summers on Shelter Island, which served as the inspiration for the fictional town of North Hampton. She lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her family.

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The Serpent's Kiss: A Witches of East End Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Bwitchd3 More than 1 year ago
This book is as addicting as the first one. Readers will get a glimpse into the rest of the Beauchamp family, as well as gleaning a bit more info about the ins and outs of Norse mythology. The story is great fun and deals with some relevant issues, despite the witchy setting. Even though these women are centuries old, they still have things to learn about life, love, and family. Cruz uses her gift of the paranormal to charm readers and ignite their imagination. This is a series that any paranormal fan can adore.
MandyAE More than 1 year ago
Melissa De La Cruz does it again !!!! This second book is as amazing as the first. With its mystery, magic and touch of romance and sex, you get sucked into this amazing story from the first page to the last page. There are so many twists and turns in this book and the Beauchamp's learn where there loyalty and love lie but finding the balance of staying true to theirselves and their hearts desires. This book is a must read and will keep any kind of reader interested. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book to come out !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bit of a nothing kind of book. Seems to just be a vehicle to get grom book one to book two. Little substance til the end and then it just ends in a cliffhanger. Really good writers don't have to resort to such unprofessional tricks. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited for this second novel to be published and it was worth the wait. It was a fascinating read with mythical overtones involving the ever ongoing battle between the supernatural forces of Good and Evil with Norse overtones. I cannot wait to read the third book! Good character and plot development
missywitt More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first one in the series. I just felt kind of bored with the story.
Scudfergy More than 1 year ago
This novel, Serpent's Kiss, was a great example of a sequel that pays homage to it's predecessor by being an additional piece of great work. I enjoyed the expansion of De La Cruz's universe that this novel gave, and the host of new characters that were brought into the picture and meat of the story. I felt ready for the third installation of this series before I even hit the last page, and by the final word I was sorry to have to put it down and wait till next June when 'Winds of Salem' is released. It was an engaging read, being told in the spirit of the first, from several different perspectives, all in the third person. I did feel like this book needed another two to three hundred pages to really satisfy my curiosity, and love of detail. Some things felt too rushed, or too brief, but the novel itself was considerably longer than the original, so I can only hope that the third will progress in page numbers also. I very much enjoyed all aspects of this book, and can recommend it and it's predecessor to anyone eighteen and up. While not explicit enough to be categorized as 'erotica', there are moments in these particular novels that I would withhold from younger readers. This series should be read in order, and for more light reading with great imagination in the De la Cruz style, one should read the Blue Bloods series, whose characters sometimes bump into our three new favorite Witches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely not her best work.
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BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
This book is soo good. I know that I didn’t review the first book but I read the first book last year so I can’t exactly do that. But this book is soo good. It basically continues off with the end of the last book where Freddie is having Freya spy on her fiancé so that they could find his trident so that they can prove Freddie’s innocent. But in doing so we find out a whole lot of things. This book series is a lot different from the television series, that even though has the same name, is not the same as the book series. For one Ingrid isn’t the same at all. A lot of is different and that is a good a good thing. I love this book and even more so when we find out who actually took Freddie’s trident and is still around just not in the same year/time of when everyone else is. But this book is a good one and it’s just so good. I will recommended this book to everyone that has read the first book. There is one other book and I so can’t wait to read it after I get caught up. To read my other blog posts/reviews please go to my site: baronessbooktrove
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MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I liked this book even better than the first. I like the interweaving of witches and Gods from Asgard. I liked the comic ups and downs of the relationship between Ingrid and the detective. Killian is still a constant and perplexing mystery. And the pixies are some of my new favorite characters. If you're a fan of witches, Gods, paranormal, or de la Cruz's other works, you'll love this book.
Love_FantasyLit More than 1 year ago
The first book in this series was fairly interesting. This book however, backtracks. For example, all the rekindled/blossoming relationships at the end of the last book go back to square one in this one and have to be rebuilt, so you're basically reading the same storylines over again. And as in the first one, there are obvious clues that immortal witches should be in tune to, and instead they are completely clueless like the mortals in the story. Not that a story about "magic" should be believable, but the actions of the characters do not comply with their supposed past lives, experiences and collective knowledge. I actually almost didn't even finish this book because it became so uninteresting and drawn-out. I came back to it a couple weeks later, and as expected, the book as a whole was still disappointing. I honestly wouldn't recommend reading any of this series. I have a degree in English, and for once, I would say that the TV show is actually better than the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first book in this series, this one not so much.....Not sure if I want to read the third one
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I started reading this series because of the tv show, and I'm glad I did. It's completely different. I love that this book has its own rich history. I'm excited to read the next book!
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memere5 More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Bought the first one on clearance. Then had to have book 2, which really leaves you hungry for he next book. Had to have it now, couldn't wait for the paperback. I Collect my books. I like them all in one cover or the other, But just couldn't wait on this one. Highly recommend. Looking forward to the television series. I love Karen White novels and The Twilight series, The Outlander by Gil Adamson, The Watchers by Jon Steele Just to nam a few.
terferj More than 1 year ago
Ok so this was a little better than the last book. Nothing too exciting but it was good. The family is growing a little on me. It’s taking longer for the characters to be in my liking circle, but they’re getting there. So the long lost brother comes back and they have to prove that he innocent along with Killian. I like that the “who” that caused all this is found out until the end. Great to keep me guessing. The whole relationship between Ingrid and Matt drove me crazy. So many ups and downs but it seemed like more downs than ups. She likes him, he likes her so stop with all the silliness and keep things happy between them. That would make me happy. So yes, I’m off to read the next book. Fingers crossed that’ll I’ll like it more than these two!
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