Sunday, July 7, 2013
Book Review: Life's a Witch by Brittany Geragotelis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: Life's a Witch, #2
Source: ARC from publisher
Hadley Bishop is a witch. As a descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem witch trials, Hadley understands the consequences if her secret gets out. But witchcraft has come a long way since Salem, and as far Hadley is concerned the past is past. Beauty spells, designer outfits and being in with the popular social crowd is much more her thing! But when the adults from Hadley's coven suddenly vanish, it seems that the past is catching up with the present. All the evidence points to an age-old rival coven as the culprits, and Hadley must lead the young witches of her coven in a fight to avenge their elders and rescue their missing parents. At the same time Hadley is distracted by the mysterious and gorgeous Asher, who seems to have plenty of secrets of his own, not to mention a bit of magic. But whose side is he on? With everything at stake, can Hadley trust her own magic - and her heart - to guide her coven to victory?
Honestly, I was confused. I thought this was a follow up with Book #1, What The Spell so I kept waiting for Brooklyn to come back into the picture. Then I thought that maybe Hadley was actually Brooklyn and the name was just wrong, or it was just Brooklyn's new identity. But no, Hadley is the new main character and this isn't a continuation of book 1. Though Asher does show up, which made me even more confused because of his attitude and behaviour change. I waited for that crucial moment when he would maybe tie the two books together, but it never came.
Needless to say, this book is not at all what I expected. I kept questioning everything about the book so I didn't have the chance to enjoy it. None of the characters stood out to me, which is a huge issue. If I can't look back and remember the characters than the book didn't do anything for me. There was a lot lacking in this book for me unfortunately.