Author: Kate St. Clair
Genre: YA Paranormal
Magic runs thicker than blood.
16-year-old Georgia Sayers may have just found out she's descended from two of the most powerful witches in history, but others have known for a long time, and are hunting her. Can she protect her siblings from them before it's too late?
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"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.
About the Author:
Kate grew up in Austin, TX, before she attended boarding school in California. She was accepted to the Chapman University Creative Writing program before she wrote SPELLED - Amethyst, Book One, released on April 1st 2014. SPELLED is a paranormal YA series published by Black Hill Press. When she's not writing, Kate is riding horses, walking her dogs, or playing with her pet pig, Miley.
A few people are clumped around my locker wing, making a very inconvenient barrier. I try to skirt around them politely, then realize no one is talking. The girl closest to me meets my eye, and I can almost see her retreating away from me in her mind. Like smoke dissolving into the air, the group disperses in opposite directions. When I step up to my locker, my bag slips out of my hands. All six of my books land on top of my foot, but I barely even flinch.
The tattered wing of a bird has been nailed into my locker door.
It hangs there lifelessly, the pale grey feathers contrasting with the yellow paint behind them. It’s small enough to be a dove’s, or maybe a pigeon’s.
Under the gift, someone wrote a message in streaked, red letters...
WE SEE YOU.