Friday, November 11, 2011
Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade
ABOUT THE BOOK
Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her an escape from her self-absorbed parents. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s motives. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other. When the school’s scrumptious delinquent, Hayden Anders, offers Tessa self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, his timing couldn’t be better. Although hanging out with him is a necessary evil in Tessa’s fight to stay alive, resisting a bad-boy she secretly yearns for might be more than she can manage. Together, Tessa and Hayden work to unravel the mysteries behind the two covens to discover why they’ll stop at nothing to lure Tessa to their side. She must form an alliance with one of the covens before it’s too late. But the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all who she holds dear — including Hayden.
Hayden is somewhat of a bad boy and gets all of the girls in high school. When the vice principal asks him to act as a body guard for another student, of course his answer is a resounding no. Once he meets the girl he's to protect, however, it's not all that difficult to change his mind. With problems at home and a future to figure out, he may not have much of a choice anyway.
Tessa is blindsided when the principal and an FBI agent call her into their office and explain her family is in trouble. She doesn't want Hayden as a bodyguard, but she can't risk anything happening to her little sister either.
Who are the bad guys and who are the good? You have to read to find out. This is a teen magic story, a la Harry Potter, but with a much different feel. The characters are pretty yet gritty. There are real teen issues to deal with. Instead of being whisked off to a magical world, we find that magic exists in our own world.
I really couldn't put this down. It ended far too quickly for me. There was some great plot twists tossed in that surprised me. It took me awhile to figure out who I was supposed to be rooting for. Just remember, sometimes the bad guys are good and vice versa.
If you're looking for an entertaining, engrossing tale, Blade is the one to pick up. From teen to adult, I can't imagine anyone not absolutely adoring this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter. http://veronicablade.com/
Join Veronica Blade at the Pump Up Your Book Live! November Author Chat / Book Giveaway Party on Friday, November 18 starting at 8 p.m. eastern!
Veronica will be giving away a copy of her book! You could win a copy of Something Witchy This Way Comes simply by attending the chat and asking Veronica a question. All there is to it!
For details on chat, visit the official chat page for the November authors at Pump Up Your Book Live!