As Above, So Below
by Jennifer D. Bokal
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Pub Date 20 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2021
A search for information about his grandfather's mysterious death leads Army physician, Carter Balan, to the town of Ancient Oaks.
Fiona Moon has a secret. Her magical abilities have been fading since her 40th birthday and with Halloween only a week away, the witch fears that her powers are gone for good.
When Carter walks into her bookshop, Fiona knows exactly who he is—the first boy she ever kissed. Carter has no memory of Fiona or the fact he comes from a long line of vampire hunters. When a vampire is discovered in the woods Fiona and Carter must work together to destroy the creature. Can Carter recover his stolen memories before it's too late? Will he accept his family history and pick up where his grandfather left off? Can Fiona find a way to harness her powers and save the town?
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As above, So Below by Jennifer D. Bokol is an eerie paranormal romance. It centers around a town, Ancient Oaks, which was founded by paranormal beings for only paranormal beings. It is discovered that a vampire is living in the woods outside of town. The townsfolk thought legendary vampire hunter Rupert Balan sacrificed his life in destroying the last vampire but for sure there is a vampire living in a cave in the woods. Rupert Balan's grandson, Carter Balan joins witch Fiona Moon to try to destroy this vampire. I really liked the characters in this book, especially Fiona and Carter. I look forward to more stories by this author.
I read the first three chapters of this book and I decided that I did not want to continue reading. It has nothing against the book, writing or author itself. It's just not a book I want to read. I'm very sorry that I did not finish it, but I'm not interested in reading a paranormal romance at the moment or anytime soon.
Carter is drawn to a magical town that he should not be able to access. Fiona is a witch with waning power. They are instantly drawn to each other and have a past that is hidden. This paranormal romance is perfect for this time of year. There's plenty of spooky things going on and the hopefulness of a community working together to rid their town of evil.
I am giving this book 4.6 stars, I simply enjoyed this book. The author brought a bunch of paranormal entities together in one book. You have witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampire hunters, and fairies. The story is about Fiona who is a witch and Carter, who is a doctor and soon to be ex-military. Carter comes to Ancient Oaks in order to find out what happened to his grandfather, and he finds out a neck of a whole lot more while being there including love. I would love to read more in the series, hopefully the author will continue the story of Fiona, Carter, and the people of Ancient Oaks. I have received this advance readers copy from Netgalley, and am giving an unbiased and fair review
A very quick, fantasy read. Ancient Oaks is a town not on any map, but Carter Balan manages to find it while searching for information about his grandfather's death. There he meets Fiona Moon, the owner of a bookstore in Ancient Oaks. When she sees Carter, she realizes she remembers him as he was the first boy she ever kissed. Carter doesn't seem to remember Fiona though. The adventure begins. Ancient Oaks is a town inhabited only by magical beings - witches, warlocks, fairies, werewolves, etc. The book is filled with magic - and there's a vampire too! Filled with magic and mystery and a murder, it's a fun town to visit (even though mortals aren't able to enter). What happened to Carter's grandfather? Who or what killed one of the town's residents? Is Fiona losing her magic? The book takes place over a short period of time with an epilogue one-week later. There's not enough time in this short book for a great deal of character development, and I felt it would have been much nicer to know more about the backgrounds of all the characters - but maybe there will be a follow-up book? Thanks to The Wild Rose Press, Inc. through Netgalley for an advance copy.
A brilliantly executed cozy mystery. As Above, So Below was a delightful read which kept me guessing until the very end. Synopsis: A search for information about his grandfather's mysterious death leads Army physician, Carter Balan, to the town of Ancient Oaks. Fiona Moon has a secret. Her magical abilities have been fading since her 40th birthday and with Halloween only a week away, the witch fears that her powers are gone for good.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Wild Rose Press for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. Is this the start of a series? I found this book to be a bit confusing. I guess if you believe in instalove or repressed love then maybe this would make sense. So many secrets and sort of random. I liked Fiona and Carter. I actually felt bad for Fiona that she did not believe in herself. 3 stars