Witches in human school until the graduate High School then moving on to Witch University which is hidden from mundane eyes. I now accept this as a theme and it isn’t so overdone as to dissuade me from enjoying the story. This tale has distinctive American culture tie ins illustrated by the not so impoverished protagonist being able to spend her hobby time drag racing expensive cars, going to parties almost every weekend and indulging in drink.
Differences between human and witch in this work, beyond obvious magic, include parental acceptance of teenage sex within covens and the formation of life-bonds (witch marriage) before the age of twenty. It’s a book, I get it. Crescent Bound wins me over as a story because of the thriller aspect woven into a rogue witch suffering from psychological illness who becomes a stalker. That is all the spoiler I will give to the plot.
Though I like the plot and the thriller bit I am giving this three out of five stars. Why so? you ask. The reason lies in editing. No matter how much you like a story improper editing can do it a lot of harm.