Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Review - Secret Legacy (The Windhaven Witches)

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Nestled in the woods of Windhaven, Blackwood Manor waits to unleash a dark and deadly legacy…

When Autumn Blackwood shows up at Windhaven Academy for the Witching Stick Orientation, she hopes to find out what dormant powers she could possibly possess to have been accepted to the elite supernatural school. Instead, the academy is in chaos as everyone frantically hunts for two missing girls. But as school begins with Autumn no closer to figuring out her powers, strange occurrences start to follow her everywhere. Even at home, Blackwood Manor keeps many secrets, and Autumn can’t escape its haunting past.

New friends urge her to learn more about her family’s history in order to unlock her powers and make sense of what’s happening at Blackwood Manor, but Autumn’s not so sure. Once an accident brings Autumn face-to-face with death, however, she realizes her gifts are tied to a legacy that can either save or doom them all…

Fans of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, or MR Forbes’ Necromancer: The Complete Series will love The Windhaven Witches



At some point in time, “academy supernaturals” have become a YA sub-genre. My expertise in this sub-genre is limited, but the ones I have read have been yay or nay. Why did I want to read Secret Legacy? Well, first, the stylish cover caught my attention, and after reading the blurb, I said to myself, “This might be a fun a read.”

Secret Legacy centers on Autumn Blackwood, a teenager who gets accepted to the Windhaven Academy, which is a school for young individuals with supernatural abilities. Sounds intriguing. Right?

Overall, Secret Legacy is a well-written first installment in a brand-new series. The story is told from the point-of-view of the main protagonist, Autumn. I liked this character from the get-go. Carissa Andrews has a natural talent for writing lively dialogue and detailed descriptions, so I sucked into the story, and the pages flew by.

If you like YA supernatural mysteries, then I recommend keeping an eye out for Secret Legacy when it drops on Kindle, Nook, and other eBook sellers on September 15th.


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"An author emerges from the depths of Minnesotan waters. Sci-fi/Fantasy is my pen of choice." 


Carissa Andrews is an internationally bestselling author from central Minnesota who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, supernatural thriller, and dystopia. Her plans for 2020 include launching the paranormal\supernatural thriller series: The Windhaven Witches.


She keeps sane by chilling with her husband and five kids, playing with art in its various forms, seeking out mysteries, and being an occasional meditation and reiki badass. 


You can learn more about Carissa and her upcoming books by visiting her website: www.carissaandrews.com. Follow on her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



  1. Thank you so much for your review and being a part of the tour! <3

  2. I recieved a copy of this book from Netgalley and I agree that it's a good book. :-)


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