Today I will have a Review and Giveaway. First, let's get to know the author!
Jody Gehrman is the author of seven novels and numerous plays. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is her most recent Young Adult novel. Her other Young Adult novels include Babe in BoylandJody Gehrman is the author of seven novels and numerous plays. Audrey's Guideto Witchcraft is her most recent Young Adult novel. Her other Young Adultnovels include Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and TripleShot Bettys in Love, (Penguin's Dial Books). Babe in Boyland has recentlybeen optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International ReadingAssociation's Teen Choice Award. Her adult novels are Notes from the Backseat,Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin (Red Dress Ink). Her plays have beenproduced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and herpartner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act,
Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English at Mendocino College.
Twitter - @jodygehrman
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 mysterious "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.
This is a great example of a well balanced YA novel. There were several things in this story that I love in a YA Paranormal!
#1 - Multi-deminsional characters who are easy to relate to and actually be compelled by.
#2 - Real life issues such as a young girl constantly feeling inferior to her own sister. I think this happens so often in real life.
#3 - A true love story that is not insta-love (which so often is in Paranormals), but a gradual romance between Julian and Audrey.
#4 - A plot that was not entirely predictable. There were a couple of things that threw me.
#5 - Nice addition of humor to lighten the mood at times.
All in all, a wonderful story and a great start to a new series!
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