Melissa de la Cruz’s second novel in the Witches of East End series, Serpent’s Kiss, is captivating continuation. Joanna and her daughters are finally able to use their magic again, and use it they will. Freya has started playing match maker at the bar with her potions. Ingrid is still helping everyone with their domestic troubles . And Joanna is continuing her games with Tyler. But things are starting to change. Freya’s twin has reappeared and is starting to cast doubt on the true nature of Freya’s fiance Killian. Ingrid is attempting to learn how to date. And Joanna is not only trying to decide how she feels about her estranged husband but is also attempting to help a spirit without invoking her sister’s wrath. Things never seem to stay quiet for long when the Beauchamp family is around.
I thought this was a great sequel to Witches of East End. You really get to know the characters in this book. In the first book the characters were a bit one dimensional but in the second book you start to see multiple aspects of their personalities. I also like the mystery and mythology of the destruction of the bridge. The girls daily lives and ordeals are fun to read, but the mystery really gave the book its drive. And naturally since I am a de la Cruz fan, I love that this book references the Blue Blood series and vice-versa. It is always fun to read the cross over and see how each group (vampire or witch) views the other. Needless to say, the plot thickens in this book and I can’t wait for the next book.Needless to say, the plot thickens is this book and I can’t wait for the next.