Review: Book: Shakespeare’s Witch- Samantha Grosser


Title: Shakespeare’s Witch

Series: Pages of Darkness #1

Author’s Name: Samantha Grosser

Publisher: Sam Grosser Books

Genre: Occult Fiction

Page Count: 314 Pages

ISBN: 0648305252 (ISBN13: 9780648305255)

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Link to Amazon purchase page: Shakespeare’s Witch

Link to Goodreads: Shakespeare’s Witch

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Love, Witchcraft, Sorcery, Madness.

A fortune told …
When Sarah Stone foresees Will Shakespeare’s latest play has opened doors to evil, she begs the playwright to abandon it. But Will refuses, aware the play is one of his best. And so rehearsals for Macbeth begin.

Forbidden desires …
After her vision, Sarah fears for her life – she has never known the shewstone to lie, and she turns to her brother Tom for comfort. A strange darkness seems to haunt the playhouse, and when Tom sets out to seduce John Upton, the boy actor who plays Lady Macbeth, the boy sees the hand of witchcraft in his own forbidden desires for men. Then Sarah weaves a spell to win the love of the new lead actor, and John, terrified for the safety of his soul, begins to make his accusations.

The Spirits have spoken …
As rehearsals continue, Sarah and Tom must struggle to convince John he is mistaken and that his sins are his own – their lives and the fortune of the play are at stake. But the Spirits have spoken – will the fate that Sarah foresaw come to pass or is their destiny their own to decide? Set against the first production of Macbeth in 1606, Shakespeare’s Witch is a seductive tale of the origins of the curse of the Scottish Play.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I am not sure what about this book grabbed me and pulled me in. I have to say that it has a beautiful and dark cover. The story is during the first production of one of Shakespeare’s greatest works of art, Macbeth. It has always been said this play is the most cursed of his works. This books spins a wonderful tale on how this came to be and it had me thinking all kind of spooky things. I know it is only the first book and I know there is another one out. I want to see how this continues. The characters had a lot to deal with as they are doing what they can to do their own things. I still have a few questions but maybe the next book will explain.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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