Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft 
By: Jody Gehrman

Rating: 5/5 Stars

"She searched my face imploringly.  "I need a reality check, Audrey.  Just tell me the truth: do you think Gretchen's a vampire?"

I almost choked on my juice.  "A vampire?  Why would you think that?

"I've read every vampire book out there-you know that.  She's got all the signs."

"Bridget, hold up-"

"I'm serious!  They always become more beautiful, more powerful, more charming."

"But what about sunlight?  She can go out during the day, can't she?" I had to concentrate on keeping a straight face.

"Yeah, but she avoids direct sunlight-"

"So she won't get wrinkles, I bet."

"Or maybe it's because she'd sparkle."


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.

I was lucky enough to download this book during a day where it was put on Amazon for free, but after reading it, I would easily paid for this amazingly fun story.  I have to admit though, halfway through reading this, I was tempted to stop reading and bake one of the recipes inside, just to see how it would turn out.  Unfortunately, I didn't have all the ingredients, but it's something that I plan on trying in the future!

Back to the story though!  This book has a quirky cast of interesting, but fun characters.  Audrey is a courageous girl that would do anything to save those she cares about.  I found her devotion to her family refreshing, taking into consideration that so many YA novels that I read have very little family and parental involvement. 

Sadie is really my favourite character in this book.  She reminds me a lot of my own cousin, quirky and wild, but would do anything to help her family - even if it's not blood family.  Julian is also sweet and I'm so curious where the story goes with him since he is the only mundane to really know what's happening in Audrey's world.

This was just overall a fun book and I could hardly put it down!  Definitely recommend it to those that love a good paranormal YA book!

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