Midnight Omen by Marti Melville took a while for me to truly get involved. There were a few scenes I felt were unnecessary to tell the story, but I still liked it. This is a tale of a girl who was a witch in a past life. As a witch she gave her life to save the life of a pirate Captain she fell in love with. In this life, the curse she’d been faced with back then has returned. She must learn about who she is and what exactly she’s dealing with.
The beginning of the novel flips back and forth between the present and past. Unfortunately it wasn’t until after the main character, Katherine, visits a shaman and undergoes regression to remember her past life that any of it makes sense. By this point, you’re a quarter of the way through the novel. The regression is perhaps the most interesting part of the story. It follows Katherine, then Kathryn, as she and a pirate Captain fall in love. She is kidnapped and initially forced to stay on the Revenge as the new surgeon due to her healing capacity. Soon, she finds one reason to stay aboard, Captain Phillips.
Aboard the Revenge (quite aptly named), Kathryn finds friends, love, and multitudes of enemies. She also discovers more about her gift of “healing” and her abilities as a “witch.” By the end of the story, I was certainly prepared to pick up the next book in the series. I’d love to tell you why, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise. But I can tell you that Katherine wasn’t the only one dreaming of gorgeous pirate Captain Phillips.
I give it 3 stars.