Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Review: The Cauldron's Curse by Alicia Rades @aliciarades

The Cauldron's Curse

College of Witchcraft #3

by Alicia Rades

Published: November 13, 2021

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, New Adult, Magic, Witches, Wizards


There’s only one witch who can break this curse.


The coven has discovered my secret, and the council demands my help to bring magic back to Octavia Falls.

The priestesses have tasked me with hunting down the Oaken Wands—powerful relics that could restore magic. I must obey the council; otherwise, the entire coven is at risk.

There’s a cursed cauldron that could lead us to one of the Wands, but it’s already fallen into the wrong hands...


A magical drug called nightshade has hit the streets and put the coven in danger. I suspect it's connected with the mystery of the coven's magic, but the details don't add up. I've taken it upon myself to discover the truth.

I'm not the only person looking for answers. Nadine has launched an investigation of her own, and I must work with her despite the fact we’re no longer together.

I desperately want her back, but the Reaper’s Shadow curse still stands. A prophecy has been given. If we don’t mend our relationship, it could mean the end of the coven forever.


Return to Miriam College in the spell-binding third book of the College of Witchcraft series! Read auras, raise the dead, and solve the coven’s mysteries in this paranormal academy romance series.

This series takes place in the Hidden Legends Universe, along with the Academy of Magical Creatures series, the Prison for Supernatural Offenders series, and the University of Sorcery series. The Hidden Legends universe features college-aged protagonists attending magical academies, dual points-of-view, disabled and diverse main characters, and steamy, empowering romances. Each series stands on its own and can be read in any order.

This is a full-length novel over 400 pages. Recommended reading age 18+

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My Review:

Nadine has a secret that she must never let the council find out about. Nadine is a Curse Breaker. There has not been a curse breaker for many, many years. But somehow the council has found out about her secret they now know that she is a Curse Breaker.

The council has asked Nadine to hunt the Oaken Wands. The wands can be used to return every ones magic in Octavia Falls. They have more like demanded that she look for these magic wands. They have more like blackmailed her into it by threatening the people of Octavia Falls.

Meanwhile, Lucas has a job of his own. He is out looking for the person that is distributing the drug called Nightshade. He suspects that it has something to do with how crazy everyone's magic has been acting lately.

Lucas and Nadine must work together to find the person responsible for this magical drug. It was hard for Nadine and Lucas to be together after their break-up. Both still have very strong feelings for each other but they both think that their being apart is the best thing for both of them because of the curse.

The Cauldron's Curse is a magical read that pulled me in from the beginning and didn’t let go until the last page. The mystery and the magic are what kept the pages turning for me. Well, so did the characters, humans, and cats both of course.

I felt bad for both Nadine and Lucas with them not being together but knowing they cared so deeply for each other. It hit both of them so hard but they showed it in different ways. Both are so very lucky as they have some very great friends that helped them deal with it all.

I was very shocked to see how it all turned out I never expected it to end the way it did. My heart just broke for Nadine, Lucas, and everyone else with how it all turned out and what happened to their friends. I could see it all playing out in my head as if I was right there. Usually, this is a good thing and it is but there were a few scenes I would like to forget as they were so very sad and uncalled for. But I would still like to see The Cauldron's Curse on the big screen in all its glory just the same.

If you are into magic, curses, witches, evil witches, wizards, and cats then The Cauldron's Curse is the book for you. Be sure and check out the first two books in the College of Witchcraft in the Hidden Legends Universe as well. And also check out other books in the Hidden Legends Universe like the Academy of Magical Creatures series, the Prison for Supernatural Offenders series, and the University of Sorcery series. One-click your copy of The Cauldron’s Curse today for another great adventure in the College of Witchcraft world or magic!


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