I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I'm always a little apprehensive when I pick up a first book in a new series; not sure if the book will live up to expectations. But Brownies and Broomsticks was everything I'd hoped it would be: great characters, fantastic setting (I love Savannah), and the plot was solid and unpredictable.
The main players in the book were all likeable and interesting, with lots of possibilities for future development. This is especially true about Katie - lots of hints about her abilities as a witch and I'm looking forward to seeing where it all goes.
About the only thing I didn't like from the start; it looks like the author is going to try to create a love triangle - and I'm not a fan of that. Still, it became apparent that the two suitors were at least interesting. I just hope Ms. Cates doesn't string it along and make it painful. I'm really, really looking forward to future books in this series.