13 March 2012

Book Review: White Witch

White Witch by Trish Milburn

Format: e-arc
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Published: 1st March 2012
Pages: 188
Main Characters: Jax, Keller
Date Started: 7th March 2012
Date Finished: 11th March 2012
Rating Given: ***

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.

As soon as I came across this title I knew I just had to read this book as it looks like the kind that I would enjoy and I wasn't wrong.

This book dives straight into what is going on with the lead female character Jax. With it being a short book I think it needed to start like this otherwise the action would never arrive. Even though it starts straight in there, there is no fight scenes until right until the end but it was something I expected to happen.

I loved that this was a different take on witches as in having them as the 'supposedly' bad guy I say it like that as there are some good ones including Jax. However all the witches do seem to have a dark side so I am never sure on who I am supposed to trust.

I didn't like the way the two character fell in love straight away I would have liked to have seen more of a build up so maybe the book should have been longer so it didn't feel too cheesy.

Jax was a great female character as she was strong and independent which she needed to be so that she could cope with everything that had been thrown at her including her not so nice family!

I liked Keller's character he seemed like the strong and silent type just how I like them. I would liked to have seen more of his funny side as there wasn't enough of that from him.

I absolutely hated the cliffhanger as I thought it was a stand alone novel so I thought it was a terrible ending. I have now seen that it is a series which makes the ending less of a blow and more of a normal cliffhanger that we all so love seeing at the end of what could be brilliant books.

Overall I loved that it was easy to get drawn into this world and I hope we get more from this series soon as I am waiting with suspense to what is going to happen next.