Review: The Line by J.D. Horn 1

The Line CoverTitle: The Line Series: Witching Savannah #1 Author: J.D. Horn Genre: YA Paranormal

Mercy Taylor, the youngest member of Savannah’s pre-eminent witching family, was born without the gift of magic. She is accustomed to coming in a distant second to the minutes older, exquisite and gifted twin she adores. Hopelessly in love with her sister’s boyfriend, she goes to a Hoodoo root doctor for a love spell. A spell that will turn her heart to another man, the best friend who has loved her since childhood.

Aunt Ginny, the family’s matriarch, would not approve. But Mercy has more to worry about than a love triangle when Aunt Ginny is brutally murdered. Ginny was the Taylor family’s high commander in the defense of the bewitched line that separates humankind from the demons who once ruled our realm.  A demon invasion looms now that the line is compromised. Worse yet, some within the witching world stand to gain from a demon takeover. Mercy, entangled in the dark magic of her love spell, fighting for her sister’s trust, and hopelessly without magic, must tap the strength born from being an outcast to protect the line she doesn’t feel a part of…  In this riveting contemporary fantasy, Horn delivers the full betrayal, blood, and familial discord of the best of Southern gothic.

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My Review: Set in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia, The Line captured my attention as soon as I saw the blurb. The South is very close to my heart since I was born and raised in South Carolina. Also, being the oldest city in the US, Savannah was the perfect setting for this book. Horn did wonderful in describing the setting – it made me fall in love with the South all over again. The writing was good and I liked the tone and voice of the author, even though there were a few spelling and grammar errors here and there but not to the point that it gets annoying.

It was a rather slow start and I had to put the book down a couple of times and read a few other books, but the second part of the book made up for it. The plot twist was unexpected and exciting. There were times when I was trying to figure out what will happen next, but turned out completely different from what I thought was gonna happen. Although, the characters were a bit bland and I had a hard time connecting with them. I wasn’t sucked into the book and it felt like I was just reading. I didn’t get that feeling of being a part of the story, of being teleported into that world in the book.

It was a fun, quick read and I recommend it to readers who love stories about witches. The Line is definitely worth checking out. I am looking forward to the second book, although I am hoping that it will be better as there is room for improvement.


Books and Bindings was given a review copy of The Line by Novel Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.

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One comment on “Review: The Line by J.D. Horn

  1. Reply Heather J. @ TLC Feb 8,2014 2:28 pm

    I’m glad to see that you did (eventually) get into the story and that you enjoyed it in the end!

    Thanks for being on the tour.

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