Audiobook Review: The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India HoltonBook Review:

The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India Holton

Genre: Historical, Romance

Publishing Info: Audiobook by Penguin Audio, narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden

Star Rating: 3/5

Back Cover Summary:

Miss Charlotte Pettifer belongs to a secret league of women skilled in the subtle arts. That is to say—although it must never be said—witchcraft. The League of Gentlewomen Witches strives to improve the world in small ways. Using magic, they tidy, correct, and manipulate according to their notions of what is proper, entirely unlike those reprobates in the Wisteria Society.

When the long lost amulet of Black Beryl is discovered, it is up to Charlotte, as the future leader of the League, to make sure the powerful talisman does not fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, it is most unfortunate when she crosses paths with Alex O’Riley, a pirate who is no Mr. Darcy. With all the world scrambling after the amulet, Alex and Charlotte join forces to steal it together. If only they could keep their pickpocketing hands to themselves! If Alex’s not careful, he might just steal something else—such as Charlotte’s heart.

Having loved India Holton’s riotously fun The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels at the beginning of this year, I decided it was time to dive into the second instalment in the Dangerous Damsels series. The League of Gentlewomen Witches centres on a new main character, a witch called Charlotte who is destined to rule the Wiccan League after her aunt. The love interest is a familiar face in the form of Captain Alex O’Riley, and many of the pirates from the first book return as well.

While the beginning of the book was excellent fun, I found the middle very slow. I kept reading, hoping things would pick up by the end, but sadly I didn’t find this novel quite as entertaining as the first book. Despite a brilliant first section, it just didn’t hold my attention and wasn’t as funny as The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels.

However, the romance was delicious, and if you enjoy an enemies-to-lovers road trip, this book may well be as satisfying for you as perfect cup of tea. For me, the romance wasn’t well balanced enough with plot, which regularly seemed to get lost, so I did feel myself struggling to get through this one at times as it felt a little meandering and slow.  

This series is absolutely chaotic and at times ridiculous, but in the best way. You will either love or hate the style, and if you love it, you will sure have fun reading these books. Despite not enjoying the second book as much as the first, I would still definitely recommend them both if you’re looking for something fun and unique. The audiobooks are excellent as well with great narration from Elizabeth Knowelden which captures the books so well.

2 thoughts on “Audiobook Review: The League of Gentlewomen Witches by India HoltonBook Review:

  1. Loved it!! I know these books are out there, but it makes it that much more fun. Pirates, witches, flying houses, crazy antics, adventure, and, of course, love, makes for a fun time. This had me smiling and laughing. ♥️♥️♥️

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