Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells
Series: Prospero’s Wars (# 3)
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 400
Source: book provided by the author for review



After the grisly murder of a dirty magic coven leader, Kate Prospero and The Magical Enforcement Agency team up with the local police to find the killer. But as the infighting between covens turns ugly, an all-out war brews in the slums of Babylon.

When a tenacious reporter sticks her nose in both the investigation and Prospero’s past in the covens, old ghosts resurface. The team will have to use all the weapons in their arsenal to stop the coven war and find the killer before the case brings down all their careers – and their lives.

Deadly Spells is the third novel in the Prospero’s War series that started with Dirty Magic and Cursed Moon!


Review: Deadly Spells is the third book in the Prospero War series. It picks up shortly after the ending of Cursed Moon. In this installment Kate and the Magical Enforcement Agency are once again caught up in coven politics when the leader of Kate’s former coven was brutally murdered. This murder sparked a chain of events that if Kate and the team is not able to control would lead to an all out coven war. The team was now faced with the task of finding the murderer before things escalate. In the midst of this there is none other than John Volos the new mayor of Babylon and Kate’s ex. It would appear that he is somehow involved, which motivates Kate to solve the case as she would do anything to prove that he was not the changed man he portrayed himself to be.

I was happy to see the issue surrounding the death of Kate’s mom being dealt with. From the outset she had been led to believe that she was responsible for her mom’s death. It was this belief that led to her abandoning the coven and choosing different path for her life than the one her uncle wanted for her. Due to the actions of an overzealous reporter, she came to realise that things were not always what they seem and what she was led to believe all those years may not necessarily be true. Will the truth finally set her free or will she want revenge?

Throughout the series the sexual tension between Kate and Morales was heating up the pages. T was evident that Morales cared about her, but she was not willing to risk their working relationship. I do believe that she was scared of being hurt hence her indecisiveness as it relates to Morales. In addition to Morales there were two other men vying for her attention. However, I was secretly rooting for her and Morales as I believed they were good together.

Once again we see prejudice rearing its ugly head. This time the person to be affected is Danny, Kate’s brother. In the previous installments, we see Danny acting rude and selfish towards his sister. I was happy to see that he has now matured into a responsible and caring individual.

Like the previous installments Deadly Spells is fast paced, suspenseful and action packed. I could not help but to keep turning the pages as I was eager to see how everything was going to come together. To sum up I enjoyed this series and I hope there will be more books as I would to read more about Kate. Jaye Wells has now joined the list of my must read authors.