White Witch (The Coven Series, #1)
Publication Date February, 15 2012
Bell Bridge Books
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.
Let me start with saying I loved this book. I may be a little partial to witch stories but this one was done beautifully. The first chapter launches you into a pulse pounding scene and lays out the beginnings of a totally forbidden romance. I enjoyed reading Jax so much. She was strong, determined, and smart. My favorite kind of heroine. And Keller…well he deserves a swoon and a half. I loved the romance in this book. The forbidden connection between a witch and witch hunter. The gradual build between Jax and Keller. If you enjoy The Secret Circle you’ll adore this book as much as I did. And I can’t let Toni go unmentioned. The spunky drummer girl with pink hair. I loved her. She is the kind of best friend every girl should have. Loyal to her core and real. I can’t wait for book two. And I’m definitely hoping to see something more bloom between Toni and Egan.
If you enjoy a sweet paranormal romance with lots of action and humor then you should add this book to your “to-read” list asap. J
Miniview with Trish Milburn
1.) You get to choose any hot hero to be your book boyfriend for a day, who do you choose?
Oh, so many great YA heroes to choose from. I love Peeta in The Hunger Games trilogy, Po in Kristin Cashore's Graceling books, and Jem in Cassandra Clare's first Infernal Instruments book, Clockwork Angel. I haven't had time to read Clockwork Prince yet.
2.) Drug of choice to fuel you through late night writing sessions: Chocolate or coffee?
Chocolate, particularly chocolate-covered strawberries and bananas. I'm not a coffee drinker.
3.) What is your favorite YA book?
This is impossible to answer with only one title. There are so many that I just love. Some of my favorites are Beastly by Alex Flinn, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters and Leviathan trilogies. But I'll say my two favorite YA books from the past year were Ashfall by Mike Mullin and Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I have the sequel to Across the Universe, A Million Suns, sitting on my desk waiting to be read as soon as I meet a deadline.