October 21, 2013

Review: Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey

Title: Phantom Eyes (Witch Eyes #3)
Author: Scott Tracey
Publisher: Flux
Release date: October 8th 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: egalley

Rating: 4/5

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You can read my review of Witch Eyes - here & Demon Eyes - here
Every child in Belle Dam is taught about the feud from an early age. There are ‘our’ people and ‘their’ people. Friends and enemies. Associates and strangers. It’s the kind of town where eyes are always watching, and you don’t need a reason to sell out your neighbors.

But the feud is a lie. As a new wave of fury sweeps through the town, creating a third front to an already overtaxed war, Braden has been broken worse than ever. His innocence? Shattered. His heart? Crushed. His magic? Gone. His new life? Ruined. And this is only the beginning.

Beneath the city lay deep wellsprings of power. The one who controls them is the one who will win the feud. In a city filled with puppet masters, Braden must elude their strings and end the feud once and for all. But first, he must outsmart his father, evade Catherine’s dark magic, regain what was stolen from him, trick a phantom who refuses to die, and foil a demon’s master plan.

Even then, he may not survive. Because power is a problem, and victory comes with a cost…

I've been waiting this book impatiently, I loved the previous book  - Demon Eyes and  I couldn´t wait to know what would happen with Braden, because at the end of the previous book he swears revenge against her boyfriend/ex -boyfriend 's mother .... so I needed to know what was going to happen in this book, because this is the conclusion of the Witch Eyes trilogy.

I really liked seeing the relationship between Braden and his father improves and he and Jason although they don´t have a parent-son relationship, at least they aren´t strangers anymore and I liked that little by little instead of feeling like a stranger in the house of his father, during the course of the book he begins to think of it like a home.

Also something that I really liked is that at last! (finally!!) Trey dropped his blindfold (figurative speaking) and realized that his mother is an evil witch ( hahaha ) and he finally starts to help to some extent Braden with his enemies. I must say that in previous books I did not like Trey as Braden´s boyfriend, because he couldn´t see what was before his eyes, the fact that his mother wanted to kill Braden.

My mainly complaint about this book is that I didn´t see Drew as much I would have liked. I love this character in the previous book and I love the way the way Drew and Trey that they´re frenemies and they banter all the time and Drew flirts with Braden to make Trey jealous. And Drew is Braden good friend because he help him and he even gets to save the life more than once.

Overall, I really liked this book, but my favorite of the trilogy is Demon Eyes. But at last this story that was very like Romeo and Juliet (or Romeo and Romeo)  has a happy ending, and the bad witches and demons have their comeuppance. I really liked the final fight, in which almost all the characters in the story are present and that Braden accomplished that the feud between the rival families (Thorpe and Lansing), reaches a sort of truce agreement. I loved this trilogy and I felt that it has a very good ending.

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.


  1. I haven't read this series yet but now I'm definitely interested. The M/M pairing sold me, first of all.

    Glad you loved this.

  2. Looks like an interesting read !! I'm going to buy it ASAP !!

  3. I haven't heard a ton about this series, but it does sound really good! It sounds like a unique story, and that is a rarity nowadays! I really need to check this out, if I can

  4. 3rd book? okay, need to get the first two first before judging this one. I enjoyed your review here. Thanks!

  5. The cover caught my attention! I think I need to go look into book 1 of the series... :)