Journey to New Salem by Mark Rosendorf is the follow-on, Teen/Young Adult paranormal novel, to The Witches of Vegas that I read and reviewed a few months ago.
In the first book, the two main characters, Isis and Zack, along with Isis’ adopted witch family thwart an attack on the world by a powerful immortal witch, Valeria. The continuation of the story; Journey to New Salem, takes place a year later. The witch’s amazing Vegas show has grown in popularity and the budding romance between Zack and Isis has grown much deeper and stronger.
When Isis becomes mysteriously ill causing her witchy powers to become unpredictable and dangerous, her family must find other witches to help save their daughter. Their only hope lies in the secret village of New Salem. Seeking a cure leads the family to encounter a less than enthusiastic welcome from the hidden witch community and another run in with the one immortal witch they had all hoped they had seen the last of.
Can the family and people of New Salem survive the wrath of Valeria and will Zack be able to pay the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his love?
Rosendorf has once again created a fast paced story filled with action and drama. The tale is told from the perspective of both Zack and Isis, giving the reader a dual view of the story as the chaos unfolds.
The underlying messages of good overcoming evil, and the importance of family comes across strongly in this paranormal story.
I will admit that I was not quite as gripped by this second installment from Rosendorf as I was with the first one, although I found it to be a great read, with enjoyable characters and some unexpected twists. I would highly recommend that if you have read The Witches of Vegas that you continue on with their story.
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