I will automatically read any books about witches or libraries, my two weaknesses. If I ever found a book about a witch library I would probably explode. VenCo fortunately is not that book. Within the first few pages we are greeted by the leaders of the North American covens (CoVen=VenCo). A tattooed Maiden, a Mother with her pit bull, and a Crone dressed in Chanel walk into a meeting hoping to change the world. From here I was hooked and I hadn’t even met the main character yet.
Lucky St. James is an Indigenous twenty something just barely scraping by in a small apartment in Toronto with her grandmother Stella. She’s just found out that they’re going to be evicted in a month and doesn’t know how to tell Stella, who has begun to show increasing signs of Alzheimer’s. It’s at this low point that Lucky finds a mysterious spoon buried in the basement of her building. This spoon is the sixth of seven that links Lucky to coven of witches that has been searching for her, a coven that generations of women have been waiting for. Lucky and Stella must embark on a magical journey to New Orleans to find the seventh spoon and the seventh witch. There’s also an ancient witch hunter on their trail.
I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it. I found it to be a quick read that pulled me in fast and kept up the pace to the end. Stella is a fantastic character as are the rest of the witches in the coven when we meet them. It’s a self-contained story but I would definitely be interested in the continuing adventures of the coven.