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Monday, May 14, 2012

White Witch by Trish Milburn

Published March 1 2012 by Bell Bridge Books
Format: eBook
ISBN 9781611940831
188 Pages
Series? Nope.
Source: NetGalley
Challenges: 2012

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.

Getting into school without a parent was hard. She was not able to get into school without a parent and even though I do not approve of the way that she went about getting into school I did like that we were shown the process and that it did make her uncomfortable to do.

She just wants to live her live for her.  She wants to be independent. I am not sure how she id going to pay for this independence because living by yourself is much more expensive than most people think but the simple fact that she wants to get away from her psychotic family and wants to live by herself and is not boy crazy in the beginning is admirable.

Love/lust at first sight. And then she sees Keller. She lusts after him after only one look. And he happens to have a gun and a bloodstone, a stone that happens to be able to sense her kind, and is out hunting the supernatural. Jax is a witch and she just so happens to count as supernatural. This is at the point where the story started to remind me of Firelight by Sophie Jordan, where a dragon shifter falls in lust with a dragon hunter. Like the aforementioned book, their are no good examples for the reasons that the two main characters like each other. They know nothing about each other and yet Jax would probably die for Keller and Keller would probably do the same. It is completely ridiculous. The same goes with every relationship in this book. None of them have any substance besides the fact that they both think the other people are hot. And the fact that for some reason I am supposed to believe that one date would have made a chronic playboy renounce his ways is impossible. I won't and can't do that.

Everyone acts irrationally around her because of how hot she is. Every girl hates her/wants to be her and every guy wants to be with her. Except for Keller's friends. How convenient.

"But you're not some evil spirit bend on revenge or wrecking havoc for fun. You're flesh and blood, beautiful, a good person."(page 82). I love how when Keller explains why he is not hunting her and why she should be not hunted he slips in that she is beautiful. How her looks have to do with anything I have no clue but it really bugged me.

Too many cliches. The mean girl. Hunted falling for hunter. Best friend falling for best friend. Playboy finding love. Mean girl becomes nice girl.

Getting a boyfriend is more important than staying alive?

Up to date pop culture. I really liked the pop references. They were from my lifetime and while I may be a bit older than the character they were still closer to what Jax would know. I happen to think that pop culture is very important and the fact that I get so excited when I know what they are talking about has nothing to do with it.

Predictable. I knew a lot of what was going to happen chapters ahead of when it was going to happen. I even saw the surprise twist.

Looks mean everything. 

Conclusion. The book was not bad. My problem was because of the fact that everything seemed so meticulously planned out. That and how everyone found love/lust at first sight and while it could be tolerated if it had only happened once through the book I just can't ignore it as often as it happened in this book. If someone could get passed that then you will love the book because it has a very interesting story line and it deserves to be read by someone who can appreciate it's characters and plot better than I.

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