Saturday 28 January 2012

Book Review - Something Witchy This Way Comes

Title: Something Witchy This Way Comes
Author: Veronica Blade
Publisher: Crush Publishing
Release Date: 3 Sep 2011

Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her an escape from her self-absorbed parents. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s motives. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other. When the school’s scrumptious delinquent, Hayden Anders, offers Tessa self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, his timing couldn’t be better. Although hanging out with him is a necessary evil in Tessa’s fight to stay alive, resisting a bad-boy she secretly yearns for might be more than she can manage. Together, Tessa and Hayden work to unravel the mysteries behind the two covens to discover why they’ll stop at nothing to lure Tessa to their side. She must form an alliance with one of the covens before it’s too late. But the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all who she holds dear — including Hayden.

My Review
I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Tessa discovers she is a witch, but this means she is in danger, two rival covens are vying for her attention and she isn't sure who to trust. Bad boy Hayden is assigned to guard her whilst at school, Tessa can't believe she has to be stuck with him, but soon they form a team and try to work out just which side they should choose. With lots of unexpected twists and mysterious appearances the choice isn't easy.
I liked the sound of this book, it sounded like a great twist on what I call High School Paranormal. Was definitely a nice break from vampires and werewolves, this is all about the magic.
Tessa is not instantly likeable, she comes across as a bit full of herself and thinking that she is above Hayden. She gets really good grades and has practically raised herself and her little sister, so she knows she is a fighter. But she soon opens up to Hayden and when she lets her guard down she becomes a whole new person and I started to connect to her more. I felt sorry for her, she has basically been ignored by her mother all her life and has been badly hurt by an ex boyfriend, but what I really like about her is the fact that she doesn't give up. She is a survivor, a fighter and she isn't afraid to go for things.
Hayden is like the guys I avoided at school, a player and a bit of an ass to be honest. So full of himself and convinced that girls are just there to please him. He has had a rough few years with an abusive step dad, and has given up on life. There were many times I wanted to slap him, but again as he started to open up and become more of a human I connected more. It was almost like, once he found a reason to live, I found a reason to like him. 
He has great sarcastic come backs and a witty sense of humour. He does get quite possessive of Tessa and that's a bit weird but I can see why he does it, sort of. it's not complete stalker weird so he can get away with it.
When Hayden and Tessa are together it makes for good reading, they either get along or blow up at each other, they make me laugh. 
Rena is also great, really couldn't tell what side she was on but I didn't like her. In fact there were so many great characters. 
The plot moves at just the right pace, with enough description to let you know where you are but not too much. Once I started this book I read it quite quickly and I wanted to know what would happen.  

My Rating

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