Thursday, March 22, 2012

Review: White Witch by Trish Milburn

White Witch
Author: Trish Milburn
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
The Coven Book #1
ISBN13: 9781611940831
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Netgalley

Witchcraft Is Her Family’s Business.No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It. “Jax” Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her—the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world. All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax’s barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she’s attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He’s a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night. Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax’s only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he’s ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.

Jax is on the run from her family a group of very powerful Dark Witches. Jax wants nothing more then to live a normal life without using her power for bad things. She comes to realize that she cant hide forever and that she cant but her friends in harms way no matter how normal she wants to be. 

WHITE WITCH was a fast read but there are a few things I had issues with. The beginning felt rushed, there wasn't enough information given when things started happening they just happen and bam your on to the next scene. Even though there were some action moments they to were rushed. It got confusing and I lost where in the moment I was multiple times because it was on fast forward it seemed. The timeline of Jax's relationship with Keller seemed a bit unrealistic at times, again things were rushed and put on fast forward. I really think the story would have benefited from a few more pages added to each chapter. I did enjoy the characters. They were well written and It was easy to get to know them. 

The ending definitely didn't leave the characters in a happy place like most books do. I wish it would have went on a little longer but it did leave me wanting to read the next book so that is a good thing. I wouldn't go out and buy this one but it wouldn't hurt to borrow a copy if you have the chance. 

I gave it 3/5 stars