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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Review: Would-Be Witch(Southern Witch 01) By Kimberly Frost

Would-Be Witch (A Southern Witch Novel, #1) Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost


Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Date Published:February 3, 2009
Genre:Paranormal Romance / Chick-Lit
Main Characters: Tammy Jo, Bryn, Zach & Mercutio







My rating:


Synopsis:
The promising debut of a hot new voice in paranormal romance-and the first of the Southern Witch novels.

The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket-an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul-is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a warning: stay away from Lyons.

My thoughts:
Would-Be Witch is the dazzling debut in the hilarious and addictive Southern Witch series by Kimberly Frost.
What a delight!
I was in one of my witchy moods, so I decided to see what I could find. I was so happy I came across this series from another fellow blogger's review blog. And if the story didn't sounds catching enough, get a load of the cover art! It's amazing. I love cartoon cover art, I think this may be my favorite. (Along
with Tate Hallaways, Garnet Lacey series cover art).
There were times were it reminded me of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series, where the protagonist is the prettiest in the small southern town, but looked upon as weird. But this series is focused on being way more whitty. It's a fun, light read that will keep your head in the book all weekend!

Tammy Jo is down-to-earth (she says a funny line with that in book 2) and she's a great character to read. I love her wittiness and ability to kick butt when needed. But deep down she's just a regular southern gal. I loved reading along with her on her witchy adventures, and could see myself being her friend.(if only she were real. hehe)
She's also caught in a pretty hard to choose love triangle between her hunky ex-husband Zach(who's still in the picture) and the handsome wizard named Bryn Lyons who wants to be her mentor in witchcraft- And more. There's a rule in her family. Stay away from Lyons. But it's so not easy. Especially when she needs his help more than not. And did I mention he wants her? Because he does, bad.

All of Frost's characters are written perfect for their parts, and I just love her style in writing!
It's not all about love though, she's is a witch. But she's not a very good one. She comes from a line with witches and she seems to be the only one who is reckless and lacking with her magic. So she decided to take another path in life. Her true calling is being a pastry chief. And she's mighty good at it!
But someone steals her family's necklace at a Halloween party, a necklace that is connected to great great grandmother's dead twin sister Edie's ghost. Edie's soul resides in the locket, and Tammy Jo will do anything to get it back.
Now Tammy Jo finds herself swept away in a change of events, finding out more than she's bargained for.

Now, I cannot forget to mention my favorite character. The trusting, cute Mercutio. Tammy Jo's Ocelot.(wild cat). I love him! I wish all cats were as perceptive as him. (But I wouldn't change my kitty, Cova for the world!)

Would- be Witch is filled with supernatural creatures, southern hotties and all you can take, laughs. It's full of charm and whit, and pretty good suspense. You get pulled right in from page one, and the moment you finish this book, you'll be driving back to the book store for book 2. So you might as well buy them both at once!
I'm dying to read Halfway Hexed in Feb 2011. Make sure everyone buys it so the series can keep going! You'll agree with me when you start to read along with Tammy Jo and the crew!

You won't be sorry!



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