Top positive review
An enjoyable start to a new series
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2019
Miss Spell’s Hotel is a fun start to a new series. It’s set in the same world as the Maggie MacKay, Magical Tracker series (a highly recommended series), but this new series is set several decades before Maggie. Elle Spell is a witch that runs the No Spell Hotel on the Other Side, which exists in a parallel dimension to Earth. About six months ago, her coven unjustly stripped her of her powers after she acted in self-defense and killed a vampire hotel guest who attacked her. Since then, her hotel is falling in disrepair and her guest list is dwindling. Meanwhile, she’s trying to hide the fact that she’s lost her magic in order to keep some of the nefarious magical entities from taking over her hotel. A mysterious stranger makes her an offer to buy the hotel, but Elle is unwilling to sell since it’s been in her family for ages. Soon after, weird things start happening. Elle starts forgetting to do things like go to a healer or eat and there are customers listed in the hotel ledger she doesn’t remember. Elle, her coworker Ajax and her new apprentice Precious team up to understand what is going on.
The story was pretty enjoyable, I liked Elle, Ajax and Precious, all characters were interesting and well developed. In addition, there are a couple of fun cameos and a shout out to characters from the Maggie series. One of which I really enjoyed, but I won’t say much more since I don’t want to give it away. I recommend reading this book, it’s a good start to a new series and I’m looking forward to see where it goes.