As most of you probably know, I have been binge-reading Erin’s books for a little while now and they only get better as I continue. This marathon of her really well-written series has me just completely in her grasp. Seriously, I can’t stop.
Corrine is the Empress of the Tarot Club, a club full of witches practising Magick as a business. It has become her life, practising magick and tarot. So when Corrine is employed as the witch for the Bratva, the Russian Mob, she’s suddenly caught in New Orleans, reading cards for Dimitri and his grandfather, the leaders of the mob.
Dimitri wants nothing to do with Corrine, but by his grandfather’s orders, they need a witch. Corrine and Dimitri soon realize that nothing is as it seems and her magick may be the only thing that can save Dimitri and his family business.
Corrine was somehow such a fun but serious character. I feel like her love of magick gave her something super unique to her personality. Growing up with money, you would kind of expect her to be more bratty and like a rich kid, but she’s genuinely kind and not built for that life. I loved seeing her develop throughout the book, she basically just came for the business but grew fonder of Dimitri and his family business. It was like she finally found the place where she belonged.
Dimitri, what a rollercoaster. Dimitri was confusing. I feel like at the beginning of the book I just couldn’t see him being a nice person or Corrine falling for him or any of it. But as the book continued he somehow won me over. He clearly has a haunted past and the loss of his parents couldn’t have been easy, so I think that his tough demeanour is kind of justified. Overall I just found myself really enjoying him and who he is.
New Orleans gave the book a bit more of a warm feel. The weather was clearly an important part of the book as it was mentioned with Corrine being freezing after she practices magick and Dimitri thinking she’s insane!
Erin’s writing never fails to surprise me. I was genuinely going into this with a fresh mind. I already kind of knew that I would enjoy the writing considering two of her series being devoured by me, but the concepts in this book were a little different and new to me so I didn’t really know what to expect. I was completely blown away. I loved every single second of the book and it was so clear that Erin put her whole heart into the book.
I can’t wait to dive into the next book in this series. The Tarot Club series is such an interesting concept full of tension, angst, romance, and magick. I love love love it. The Emperor here I come!