Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Book Review: The Witches of Bone Hill by Ava Morgyn

Pages: 411
Genre: Adult Fiction
Pub. Date: September 26, 2023
Publisher: St. Martin's
Source: Publisher for review
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads says, "Cordelia Bone's meticulously crafted life and career in Dallas are crashing down around her thanks to a philandering husband with criminal debts. When her older, carefree sister, Eustace—a cannabis grower in Boulder, calls to inform her the great aunt they never met has died and they must travel to a small town in Connecticut to deal with the estate, she sees an opportunity to unload the house and save herself. But once there, the sisters learn they are getting much more than they bargained for. The Victorian mansion they stand to inherit is bound in a dynasty trust controlled by their late aunt's aging attorney who insists they inhabit the house and retain it but keeps them in the dark about the peculiar rituals of their ancestors. Not to mention a sexy, tattooed groundskeeper with a shrouded past who refuses to leave the carriage house and a crypt full of dead relatives looming at the property line. As both women grapple with their current predicament, they come face to face with a haunting family secret, the truth of what happened to their mother, and the enemy that's been stalking them from the shadows for generations. In a twisting torrent of terror and blood, the sisters must uncover the power within them to heal their fractured relationship, reverse their mysteriously declining health, and claim the lineage they wanted to escape but now must embrace if they are to survive at Bone Hill."
Cordelia Bone is going through a nasty divorce, which leaves her in dire straits. She finds out that an aunt, whom she has never heard from, has died and left her, and her sister, a Victorian mansion complete with a family crypt. This mansion is called Bone Hill and Cordelia and Eustace, her sister whom she has a complicated relationship with, go to the house to sort things out. While at Bone Hill, things get creepy. The house is spooky, strange things happen and Cordelia just wants to sell it as she needs the money. Things are really growing on Eustace and she might even want to move in. The more time they spend there, the more secrets surrounding their family unfold and Cordelia is questioning things about her family's history and even her abilities. Ava Morgyn's The Witches of Bone Hill is your quintessential witchy read; there are elements of horror, paranormal, and romance that will keep fans of witch-centered stories flipping the pages way into the night.

I always love stories where family members inherit a strange home and that's the case in 
The Witches of Bone Hill. Cordelia is desperate to make money off the property, but when she gets there, she realizes this isn't the run-of-the-mill home. It's a run-down Victorian mansion filled with creepy things from another generation not to mention a crypt. It was giving me Haunted Mansion vibes. Slowly Cordelia learns more about her family's dark history and strange things start occurring at Bone Hill. She even starts seeing apparitions, some whom look exactly like her ancestors. The only good thing at Bone Hill is the mysterious and good-looking groundskeeper. Just when Cordelia thought they could sell the house and make some money, they realized they could only receive the inheritance if they followed their great aunt's wishes and stayed at Bone Hill. As more time goes on, Cordelia realizes that something or someone wants them gone!

So, The Witches of Bone Hill was way more spooky than I initially thought and had a lot of gruesome moments. This is by no means a cozy fall read, but rather a witchy read perfect for Halloween and fans of the Mayfair Witches series as well as Alice Hoffman. If you are looking for a witch-centered read with a lot of bite, this is it! 



  1. It sounds like the house is a character all in its own!

    1. Yes, for sure! It was soooo creepy! Thanks for visiting, Angela.


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