Saturday, November 5, 2011

Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells by Lacey Weatherford

By itself, this is a well written book.  The story is a good one, easy to follow and has some great characters, like the grandmother.  She’s pretty special.  I liked how the author let us into the private world of witchcraft and showed us, along with the heroine.  Realizing it is a work of fiction, I learned a lot about why witchcraft is the way it is and its association with the Earth.  I liked being taught.

I have to say, however, other than the way the author opened up the witchcraft world, the story was pretty typical of a witches and warlock story.  I think there was too much emphasis placed on the couple’s ‘link’ and way too many times where they ‘didn’t do it.’  It felt like the author struggled between making this a romance and a witch story.  I kind of felt torn as I was reading it.  Am I reading a romance where I can expect it to get hot and steamy or am I reading a witch book where it’s going to get weird and exciting. 

I did enjoy the book, however and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to a younger audience.  I’m not sure that an adult would find it as enjoyable as I did since I’m basically a YA type of gal.  Worth a pickup, though.  

Reviewed by Sue Owen

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