Friday, March 16, 2012

White Witch by Trish Milburn

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.

Summary taken from Goodreads.

White Witch was a fun, quick read. I didn't love it, but it kept my attention and was entertaining enough.

There was a bad case of insta-love in this one. Not just insta-love, but STARCROSSED insta-love. Keller and Jax see each other for the first time, and then they are in love. But she's a witch and he hunts the supernatural. Not really anything new there and the should-I-shouldn't-I got old pretty quick. 

That aside, I enjoyed the plot. Jax is a witch on the run from her coven because they're evil and they force everyone in the coven to do evil. She doesn't want that for herself, so she runs. Now if they find her, they'll kill her. Even though she's blood family. Kinda messed up huh? So now Jax is trying to blend in and live a normal life. She clashes with the 'queen bee', makes friends with the quirky outsider, and attracts the hottest, most unattainable guy in school. Again, not much for new ideas. 

I did like the quirky best friend and her Whedon obsession. As a lifelong Whedon fanatic, I loved all the Buffy and Firefly references. 

Overall, White With was a fast, enjoyable read, even if it's not terribly original. I'd say it's worth reading, but no need to run out and buy a copy THIS MINUTE. Probably more of a borrow book than a buy.

Have you read this? Let me know what you thought of it in comments!


MissKimberlyStardust said...

Oh no! Starcrossed insta-love? I guess I won't be requesting this one from the good people of NetGalley.

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