Publisher: William Morrow
Age Group: Older readers
What if your mother-in-law turned out to be an evil, cold-blooded witch . . . literally?
Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can't believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York.
But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world—and herself—is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.
I am a huge fan of the T.V show and when I read the book, there were many differences which I won't giveaway, but that didn't ruin anything in the book. Yes, the T.V show is pulse pounding, nail biting good, but so the book that started it all. Jane's grandma dies and Jane is left in the book with no one else except Malcolm, a handsome man who falls in love with Jane. The book starts off in Paris and the two later move to New York City and go to live with Malcolm's parents, the famous Doran's, until they get a place of their own. From the beginning Jane and Lynne Doran, Malcolm's mother, meet, there is a lot of tension between them and Jane cannot understand why she unable to make any friends, until all the secrets start spilling out.
I liked Jane's character, but I did feel she worried too much about others and no matter what they did to her, she would forgive them. This book is a definite must read, especially if you are a fan of the T.V show. Even though the book and T.V show are different, don't hesitate to read this book because it's just as good and amazing and be prepared to pull an all-nighter with this one.