This novel is written by Melissa de la Cruz and it is the first one in her Beauchamp Family series. Joanna Beauchamp and her daughters Freya and Ingrid are immortal witches living near the coast of Long Island for centuries. Due to their family’s involvement in Salem Witch Trials, they are cursed to spend rest of their life without being able to exercise their substantial powers. Joanna has the power to heal and bring dead back to life, Freya has the power to craft potions and charms while Ingrid has the power to tell the future and weave magical knotwork. Now the ‘Long Island witches’ are struggling against dark powers busy in conspiring against them.
Originally published: June 21, 2011
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Followed by: Serpent’s Kiss: A Witches of East End Novel
Genres: Contemporary fantasy
Publisher: Hyperion Books