Author: Kate St.Clair
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Misfortune seems to follow the Sayers family. Georgia has tried to reestablish normality since her mother died, and she’s no closer to escaping her strange past when a mysterious fire destroys the only other high school in her tiny Texas town. Georgia is thrown into the company of Luke, a cryptic senior who brings her face to face with the truth about her heritage. Her loving, perfect mother created her family for the singular purpose of birthing five of the most powerful witches in the world, capable of terrifying magic. Now that she knows the truth, can Georgia keep her siblings safe? Who is behind the dark cult that’s after her family? And does Luke know more about her powers than even Georgia does?
Amazon | Black Hill Press
"The world we've opened is too big for me. There are a million things I don't understand, and all of them can hurt me."
This young adult, paranormal novella, coming in at about 100 pages, packs in a lot of action right off the bat. Georgia Sayers is 16 years old, but has had a traumatic childhood. Now, she lives with her four siblings and step-father. Sometimes she still sees weird visions and gets weird feelings. Some people still call her mother a witch. When she feels a strong pull to a new guy at school, a whole new and dangerous world opens up to Georgia and her siblings that her mother tried to protect them from.
This was a very engaging, fast-paced and fun story. I wish it didn't end so quickly. In the very beginning we are thrown into another tragic incident at a neighboring school, the rest of the book ties together that incident, all of the characters and the tragedy in Georgia's past. Leading with this mystery left a lot to be answered in this novella. I did enjoy Georgia's character, she easily to relate to and the way she discovers her abilities comes about in a natural way. Though witchcraft is a popular genre, I felt like the story was very unique and there are many detailed accounts of spells and Wicca. There is a layering on of mystery and thrills and secrets uncovered that kept me interested. It was a little annoying that Georgia kept playing yo-yo with Luke, but that's a 16 year-old girl for you. I'll be looking forward to the next book in the Amethyst series.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
About the Author:
Kate was born in a tiny town outside of Austin, TX. At fourteen, she was accepted to a creative writing program at Oxford University in England. She attended boarding schools in Texas and California. When not writing, she’s contending with her activity ADD, which entails horseback riding, aerial silks, and playing with her menagerie or rescued animals.
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