Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides #1) by Jody Gehrman

Title: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft

Series: Audrey's Guides #1

Author: Jody Gehrman

Publication date: June 30th 2012

Published by: Magic Genie Books

Source: review e-book from author (thanks!)

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Synopsis:

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 rating: ★★★★☆

I love witches, witchcraft and magic! And this book? It was "magically delicious!"

The way the witches all have a unique ability I thought was very cool. And I thought it was interesting and very unique the way Audrey uses her magic...I've never heard anything like it before.

I really liked the story itself, though, I have to admit, it wasn't the most...original. You know, parent goes missing and child tries desperately to figure out what the heck it gong on only to fid out there's some supernatural element to the disappearance. But when Audrey finally does figure out whats happening...whoa! I gotta admit, it was pretty intense stuff. Cormack and his brain-dead zombies totally freaked me out! The pacing of the story was great; not too fast, not too slow. And it was also very action-y toward the end. And let me tell you, Audrey can sure kick some creeper butt!

And my fave Greek goddess was mentioned! Whoop, whoop! That is, Hecate, the goddess of magic :)

As for the characters, I thought Audrey was a bit uptight in the beginning. But I suppose that's understandable, having that her mom suddenly disappeared.

Julian was the sweetest thing EVER! I really liked him. There's something deeper going on with him and Audrey than just this wicked chemistry. I say "wicked" because, well, every time they're together something magical is in the air...literally! And also because of this scene where they have this chocolate cake that Audrey bakes. They say chocolate is an aphrodisiac, but WHOA! Who knew chocolate could do that? lol

I loved Sadie! She was just very funny in the "human world," and very quirky. Although we're about the same age, she seems like the big sister I would've liked to have.

I loved the random journal entries, that was a really nice and unique touch. And what can I say about the cover? It's gorgeous!

I can't wait for more of Audrey and her magical adventures!


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

3 comments:

  1. Interesting how it seems witches and mythology are so intertwined in this novel! Great review. I'll be back for more!

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    1. It wasn't really mythology that was intertwined...just some references to it. Which I love, either way! And thank you! :)

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  2. I can't wait to find out what is going on with Julian and Audrye! Great review!

    PS. Don't forget to sign up for the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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