The Coven is a what I'd call perfection. I know, I know ─ "Nothing is perfect" ─ but The Coven is as close to perfection by my standard.
First of all, the book itself can be divided into three different stories. One of an ex-queen bee who changed ways and decided to fight against all type of bullying due to reasons that traumatized her; second is a romantic love story with a touch of forbidden-love between two different worlds; last, but not least, an action-packed, fast-paced story of an age-old war between the good and the bad.
The fact that the author can fit all of those into a single book just amaze me. Even better, the story just flows seamlessly, not a single thing seemed out of place. It was the most important thing that I always look for in a book and I was extremely delighted when I did.
From the very beginning until the last page, The Coven got me hooked, each page turned leaving me hungering for more. There characters were all well-described. Kat, our heroine, was a very good friend to everyone with not a speck of evil intentions at all. The Brotherhood and Bronwyn were the best of friends ever, their friendship with each other and with Kat went to a higher level; almost like a family.
There were times when the plot got a bit too predictable, as if the author meant for the readers to absorb that fact. It was like the author was giving a silent warning, like, "Watch, I have a little surprise for you soon."
But then again, maybe it was just me.
I know I said The Coven is perfect, but then again, nothing is perfect. Wow, I am such a hypocrite. There are times when the events were too unbelievable. Some aspect were just impossible to happen, even by fiction standard. Plus, it seemed like our heroes and heroine were capable of solving their problems way too easily. I'm not saying that I want them to suffer, but I'd like it if they go through the problems a bit longer, or solve it in a way that makes the enemies look a bit tougher to get rid of.
Of course, I simply cannot overlook the romance bits between Kat and Blaze. They started of as friends, slowly taking their time to get to know each other more before jumping the boyfriend-girlfriend status. It was a real and honest relationship where they confide each other with their deepest secret, and accept the others flaws to love them for who they really are. All of those things combined, I say that is the most beautiful form of love.
The pace quickened up a bit towards the ending, effectively building up the atmosphere to a higher level. Then, the end came with a bang. A cliffhanger. I felt a sense of betrayal and disappointment when it came, because there were no more pages to turn.
Overall, I loved The Coven. It has a very interesting concept which made it a deliciously addicting page-turner, and I hate to admit it, but it was worth the sleepless night. Beautifully enchanting, The Coven deserves a solid 5 stars. Lovely read!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)