Friday, March 28, 2014

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey’s Guides #1) by Jody Gehrman
YA Paranormal
Rating: 5 Stars

Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training.

When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy cousin shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.

My Thoughts: I can never stop saying it enough, where have al the witches gone? Ever since Harry Potter ended I have been looking for more stories about witches that I can fall in love with. Turns out, it is harder than I thought. The books you find now are about vampires, werewolves, and zombies. I have always loved reading about witches and magic. With this book, I got my fix.
            There was one thing that annoyed me in this novel and that Sadie and the clan. I understand the purpose of Sadie and how important she is but did she have to be annoying too? She followed the rules of the clan but at what cost? I understand the importance of keeping secrets but keeping the secret almost killed Meg. Not to mention the fact she slipped on why Audrey’s and Julian’s relationship is special but then proceeded to erase it from her memory. Why? What is the purpose? No one gains anything from the secrets, keeping them is more dangerous than the bad guy.
            Regardless of my irritation of Sadie and the damn rules, I really enjoyed this book. I love how meeting Audrey changed who Julian was. They are clearly meant to be together and he wasn’t complete until he met her. He may be a little too old for her but I can let that go. I know that age has nothing to do with relationships these days. The only problem is she is still under age and he is not. Anyway, I love their relationship and how they compliment each other.
            Overall, this book is amazing. There was just enough magic to keep me happy and enough action to keep me reading. Great read!

Cover: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Characters: 4/5

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