Friday, November 2, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

Title: Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft
Author: Jody Gehrman
Publisher: Magic Genie Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Category: Paranormal
Release date: June 30th, 2011
Pages: 293 (Paperback)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Author
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Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, 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 twenty-one-year-old witchy 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.

Strange things seem to happen when Audrey is overcome by intense emotion.  People get hurt and inanimate objects begin to move on their own.  When she finds out that her seemingly irrational thoughts of her mother's disappearance aren't so far from the truth, Audrey knows that there's a lot more going on than anyone can tell her.

When her eccentric older cousin, Sadie, shows up to take care of her and her younger sister, Audrey quickly learns more about herself than she ever would have imagined possible.  After only a few days of living together, Sadie notices the differences between Audrey and her sister and chooses to confront her about it.  Once Audrey learns the truth, that's she's a witch and so is her mom, Audrey begins training sessions in order to get full use out of the powers she has.  This isn't the only obstacle, though, as Audrey begins to fall for a boy named Julian at the same time she discovers who she really is.

The characters were all done really well and they all fit perfectly where they were supposed to.  Audrey was just trying to get a handle on the situation, Meg was full of angst, Sadie was the perfect mentor and Julian was oh so yummy.  The magical aspects of the book, from basic training to using what she learned in battle, were definitely my favorites...aside from the romance, of course.  What I enjoyed most about the romance was that Julian understood that Audrey couldn't tell him her family's secrets and why strange things always seem to happen around her.  Though they had a few rough times because of it, they never denied their attraction to each other.

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is absolutely enchanting.  Many readers will be drawn into this fast-paced story from the first page and hold on until the very end.  The mystery behind Audrey's bloodline will keep you guessing and the action will keep you on edge.  Definitely a must-read for all fans of the paranormal!

Thanks to Jody, I have an exciting giveaway to offer my readers!
I'll be giving away one signed paperback of Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (US/CA)
and one ebook (International!)

Giveaway will end on November 16th
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  1. Thanks for the giveaway. This looks cool!

  2. I've never heard of this book but it sounds really really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway too!