Sunday, March 18, 2012

White Witch

188 pages

Published March 1st 2012 by Bell Bridge Books

I received this book as a review copy from the Publisher through Netgalley !

Witchcraft Is Her Family’s Business.No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It. “Jax” Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her—the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.
All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax’s barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she’s attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He’s a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night. Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax’s only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he’s ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her
This is one of those amazing books, that I put off reading because the cover did not draw me in enough. ( Yes, I am guilty of judging books by their covers! ) While it is seriously striking and intense. To me it looks like the cover to a graphic novel ( Don't get me wrong, I love graphic novels and manga ) and that just wasn't the feel I was looking for at the time. I am so glad I took the time to sit down and read this story! I finished it in just a few hours, never taking a break. 

White Witch by Trish Milburn is a story that kept me hooked with it's quirky characters and fast paced plot. Filled with geekery and fun, I will always give kudos to authors who bring Joss Whedon into their books >.<  ( Buffy fan and proud! ) 

Jax was an easy character for me to get attached to, a strong female MC not afraid to step out of the "norms" of her life and do what she feels is right. While at the same time feeling honest and real and having faults - Falling for your enemy.. not the smartest choice >.< 

Keller .. Wonderful Keller. The Witch and the Witch hunter. The lion fell in love with the... lion? lol Seriously. It was such an interesting relationship that gradually grew. Insta attraction does not always have to mean insta love! 

And Toni - Keller's cousin and Jax's spunky new friend. There is no way I could not mention her. She helped make this book for me. A drummer with pink stripes in her hair and a love of all things Joss Whedon - This girl is my new Book best friend! I loved the relationship that Trish Milburn created between Toni and Jax.  As well as the swoon worthy interest she well deservedly gets!  I truly hope we see ALOT more of Toni in book #2

Fast paced, fun and full of action and romance White Witch is a book and series that is bound to get some love and fans! 

There were only a few things that held this book back from getting a 5 star review from me.

1: It ended too soon! Since I know there are more to come in the series I kind of wish book 1 and 2 were combined. While I loved that it was a story I could finish in one sitting, at the same time I was left wanting. 

2: Jax is described as incredibly beautiful, and this fact is pointed out much in the book. Guys love her, Girls hate her for her beauty. It is said that it is all in the Genes, the magic gives the coven their beauty. But I feel this not explained well enough. While eventually it dies down, I feel like it was focused on too much in the first half of the story without enough explanation. 

That being said I still Loved this story and am anxiously awaiting book 2 to see what happens next! 

I hope some of you run out and get this book and share with me your thoughts! I would love to laugh and swoon over it with you :) 

Rating : 4/5

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