Title: Return to Your Skin
Author: Luz Gabas
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Did Not Finish (DNF) @ 27%
Nothing in the world will make it okay for our leading lady to make out with mystery man only a couple kilometres from where her husband is catching up on work (because he spent time with her he didn't have). Just no.
This reads a bit like Outlander (but nowhere near as good) in that there is trashy romantic moments, next to historical lore, next to literary devices. And while the writing is good enough; it feels a little like Lux Gabas wanted to span too many genres and be serious yet a romance novel at the same time. While it can be done, it's tough and Return to your Skin doesn't seem to achieve it.
I was relatively bored from the get-go. Even the Wiccan ritual was described in a boring and unmoving way. How can you not make witchcraft/magic boring?!
However, the facts of Wicca I read are correct and laid out in an acceptable manner. For many people (myself included) Wicca (a branch of Paganism) is not a mystery but our actual religion. Through Wicca I found my link to deities an the earth.
It's possible that this will happen for our lead lady. That seems to be what is being foreshadowed. And yet I still couldn't care.
Incredibly dull and not worth picking up for any reason I can think of.
Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.