Seventeen year old Maggie Ellmes is dogged by a case of chronic bad luck She figures that s just her lot in life that is, until the psychic at Blackheath s annual carnival reveals that Maggie s problems are caused by than just ordinary misfortune she s actually been cursed Desperate to shake the hex, Maggie has no choice but to seek out the help of Joel Tomlins, aSeventeen year old Maggie Ellmes is dogged by a case of chronic bad luck She figures that s just her lot in life that is, until the psychic at Blackheath s annual carnival reveals that Maggie s problems are caused by than just ordinary misfortune she s actually been cursed Desperate to shake the hex, Maggie has no choice but to seek out the help of Joel Tomlins, a rebellious classmate who s descended from Blackheath s most powerful line of witches After breaking all of his coven s conventions to help her, Joel discovers that the curse isn t as bad as Maggie fears In fact, it s much, much worse.
Blackheath Seventeen year old Maggie Ellmes is dogged by a case of chronic bad luck She figures that s just her lot in life that is until the psychic at Blackheath s annual carnival reveals that Maggie s proble
Reread this book yesterday on the beach It truly is one of my favourite paranormal reads ever I love the The Secret Circle and Sweep series vibes Gabriella Lepores writing is truly unique, well paced and exciting I am SO EXCITED TO PUBLISH THE SEQUEL I really recommend you all check this out
SEPTEMBER 2017 edit how is it that I don t remember reading this book, and even less reviewing it O_O I might need to reread it because I seriously DON T REMEMBER A SINGLE THING ugly sobbing in the backgroundI rest my case.If a better written Twilight, a Halloween Disney Channel Original Movie, The Raven Cycle under methadone, and a bag of marshmallows had a lovechild, it d look like this book.Not gonna lie, you must be in a fluffy mood to really appreciate this one take it as if you were readin [...]
Besides Harry Potter, I m not one to usually read witchy books But when Gabriella Lepore reached out to me about reviewing her new book, I thought why not The synopsis sounded great and the cover is stunning So thank you Gabriella Following a bout of bad luck, seventeen year old Maggie Ellmes learns she has a curse upon her and seeks out the help of Joel Tomlins, who is a known descendent of a powerful line of witches Together they set out to destroy Maggie s curse, which they find out is power [...]
This was a book that captured my heart I laughed, cried, and nursed my book hangover when it was all over It s love 3 Witches, carnivals and Tomlinses oh my
Blackheath is a magical teen romance of epic proportions Nothing seems to ever go right for Maggie Ellmes When all else fails, she must seek out the help of the argumentative Joel Tomlins, the heir to the Blackheath s mansion and the most powerful in his family s line of witches There is a nasty curse, a very sweet romance, some sibling rivalry and lots of magic.Sure to be a hit with the younger tween readers, I found this story to be a quick, easy, entertaining teen geared novel I received this [...]
Another amazing read by Gabriella Lepore I was pulled straight into the world of Blackheath and did not want to leave This book has everything romance, witchcraft, mystery It was wonderful and as with all of Gabriella Lepore s other books I would highly recommend Blackheath I both started and finished it today At just over 200 pages it is fairly short but the narrative is well written and you are not left feeling as though you have been cheated out of any significant part of the plot as may be t [...]
I adored this book Maggie and Joel s relationship was sweet and funny, and the Tomlins brothers relationship was great too Whitchcraft, drama and humor all in one well crafted story 5 stars.
My favourite of 2016 so far
I really enjoyed Blackheath The story unfolded at the perfect pace with enough intrigue to keep me turning the pages I finished this book in a few hours I loved watching the relationship unfold between Joel and Maggie, and the exchange between the brothers was wonderfully written I hope there will be books about these characters.
I wish to thank the publisher for sending me a review copy of this book This is my second novel of Gabriella and there is a growth as an author It shows maturity in character development and, very important, dialogue It was a huge difference for the better I liked the writing style a bit on Blackheath Blackheath is a private academy where a family of students is known for being witches Maggie believes she has been cursed and asks Joel, the witch from her class, for help The plot develops from [...]
Source I downloaded this book via Kindle Unlimited Cost Free Title Blackheath Author Gabriella Lepore Genre YA, Paranormal Overall Rating 5 starsFull Review sunstormsandthundercloudsI really loved this book I m a massive fan of Gabriella Lepore, I ve read just around half of her books and I m yet to be disappointed Blackheath was no exception to that Not only was the plot fast paced enough to be able to read in one sitting, it was very eloquently written and it flowed incredibly well.My favourit [...]
Another amazing book by Gabriella Lepore The storyline was great and I ve never felt bored I always wanted to know what comes next.My favorite thing besides the witchcraft was the development of the relationship between Joel and Maggie because it was funny, cute and most importantly it seemed so real All in all, I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves books with witches
I loved reading this book as it was funny and cute and there are so many words to describe it Is it just me who imagined Evan as Evan Peters from the first series of American horror story The story was interesting and easy to read and fall in love with and I just couldn t put it down.
So Blackheath is about Joel Tomlins and his brothers, a family of witches It tpreimarily takes place in three setting the rundown old Tomlins mansion, the school and the blackheath carnival, all of which i love There is some romance, lighthearted humour, magic, mytery and tension Of course I love this book It has my heart
A brilliant book full of magic, witchcraft and great characters I loved the development of Joel and Maggie s relationship, it was sweet, funny and was lovely to see it unfold The perfect book for anyone s who s a fan of books with witches and wants a quick, easy and gripping read.
2.5 Stars Blackheath was an interesting book, but the expectations I had and the book it turned out to be were so different it was hard to get past it After looking at the cover and reading the synopsis, I was expecting a darkly gothic tale of sorcery and angst, with a girl long cursed seeking redemption What I got was a high school drama with a female MC, Maggie, who was really mean for no reason , likes to stomp her foot every time she is angry for no reason and then an entourage of secondary [...]
Such a quick but great read Another wonderful story by the lovely Gabriella Lepore I spent the entire novel wanting to push Maggie and Joel at each other They were so cute Their relationship evolved in just the right way and there is still so much room to elaborate Can I just say how much I adore Pippin Imagining him in the pot just made me melt, awwww All of the characters were highlighted and given their moments which was great I look forward to seeing them again in book 2 Ainsley is one I ll [...]
LOVED THE CHARACTERS Maggie and Joel made me laugh straight away with their attitudes They are the people I would be friends with in school I would be the third wheel being like, Guys, you love each other so just be together already I love when people start off hating each other but then their relationship develops and they are faced to deal with their real feelings As well Gabby is the queen of writing prologue s They always have you dying to know what happens and this one was no different It w [...]
Ugh this was supposed to cure my book hangover, not cause another one Impatiently waiting for October 11th it can t come soon enough
A gothic family drama focussing on the second oldest of four witch brothers and Maggie, his friend since childhood who has a curse placed on her Loved the family dynamics and the twists and turns
It was really good, but not perfect, I ll talk about how much I liked it and the one little thing that bothered me in a review on Lisa Loves Literature soon
4.5 starsThis is my second Gabriella Lepore novel, and I loved it It s not often that I enjoy YA paranormal books, and that s mainly because they re full of cliches And yeah, there are a couple of eye rolling tropes in here, but the story is beautifully executed Teens act like teens and guess what, sometimes they take dumb decisions But I was still able to root for them and surprisingly, I was a big fan of the developing romance Luckily, it was not one of those cases when the romance overshadows [...]
I received a copy of this book in return for a honest review from Oftomes publishing, and I would like to thank them again for the opportunity to read it.Blackheath is about a family of brothers that are struggling to cope with the abandonment of their mother, return of their father, high school,raising a family and to top it off they are witches.The story was very clearly written and the characters were approachable and very quickly you got your favourites in line It was a quick and easy read a [...]
2.5 stars.Maggie finds out one night at a carnival that she is cursed She turns to the only person she can think of to help her Joel Tomlins The one guy she hates This wasn t a bad read The relationship between Maggie and Joel could use some work It would have been nice to see a little depth and growth between the two I will read the next book.
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a BookI love witchy, magical books, so this was right up my alley And Blackheath words cannot describe how much I loved this book It s Halloween, which means the carnival is in town One day, while Maggie is at the carnival with her BFF Isla, Isla decides she wants to get her fortune told, so she drags Maggie along with her Much the Maggie s surprise, the fortune teller reveals to Maggie that she is cursed What Naturally, Maggie turns to the only witch in town she knows J [...]
You can see this full review and at Book Briefs bookbriefs Blackheath is a young adult fantasy magic novel by Gabriella Lepore It is the first book in a new series I found Blackheath to be an interesting and quick read I think it will appeal to a younger, young adult audience as the writing and characters were a bit superficial Don t however take that to be a bad thing I enjoyed Blackheath and I think many readers will as well.I find stories about witches to be really engaging reads, and if yo [...]
Thank you to Gabriella Lepore for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review The Rating 4.25 5The Overall, Non Spoiler Review Let me just off by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed this book It had a really fun, fast paced feel to it and made me laugh out loud on than one occasion which is always a great thing I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fast, light read that has the pacing and romance of a contemporary novel but the intriguing elements of a paranormal read The Pl [...]
The back cover blurb is a tad misleading and some of the dialogue and descriptions are stilted or overdone, but this is a fast, mostly fun read.
Rating 3 5Genre YA Fantasy ParanormalRecommended Age I received a free copy of this book courtesy of OfTomes Publishing All opinions are my own.Seventeen year old Maggie Ellmes is dogged by a case of chronic bad luck She figures that s just her lot in life that is, until the psychic at Blackheath s annual carnival reveals that Maggie s problems are caused by than just ordinary misfortune she s actually been cursed Desperate to shake the hex, Maggie has no choice but to seek out the help of Joel [...]
I really struggled with this book My main complaint about this book is that it felt like a very basic paint by numbers YA book It reminded me of the many mediocre vampire books that came out after Twilight The only difference between those books and Blackheath is that the author swapped out vampires for witches.This book just needed The entire story felt like it was just sliding across the surface of what could have been a really fun and exciting book This needed world building, characterizati [...]