Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides #1)
by Jody Gehrman
Series: Audrey's Guides
Publisher: Magic Genie Books
Release date: June 30th 2012
Goodreads synopsis: Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy cousin shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.
My Thoughts: Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft has turned out to become one of my favorite books. I am so happy to have finally found a book that knows what it is talking about when it comes to witchcraft. Granted, this book is not full of witchy stuff nor does it go into great detail about witchcraft. What I am talking about is when it does mention something that has to do with witchcraft it tells the truth and the author doesn’t make up something that just sounds good. From what I can tell, either the author knew what she was talking about when it came to witchcraft or she really did her homework in order to use facts instead of just made up myths.
Now on to the book! This book is beautifully written and the details the author goes into when describing the characters or the scenes are magnificent. She goes into just the right amount of details that allow you to imagine exactly what is going on in detail and I just loved that about this book. I also love the cute lines, which are strewn though and had me cracking up. A favorite line of mine is “When embarking on a new, potentially dangerous adventure, never hurt to have an overly protective boa constrictor on your team.”
Another reason that made me love this book so much is Audrey. She is a strong smart young woman and she has a lot on her plate when her mother goes to help the clan. Sadie (the so called cousin) is also a favorite of mine too because she is so down to earth and funny and you can’t help but to connect with the both of them. Audrey really reminds me of myself because there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my family or my friends and she has a level head about her. She sticks up for herself and her friends and does what she believes is right. I love this character so much and have so much respect for this character and how things go horribly wrong but she is able to not only keep a close relationship with her sister but also start a relationship with hunky Julian while tackling this whole demon zombie thing going on. I mean, that is a lot for one 17 years old to face.
I do know that I can’t wait for the next installment of this book. I am so eager to find out what happens next and what happens with her relationship with Julian. I can’t wait to see how Audrey grows not only as a witch but also as a person. At the end of the book we learn some things that I kind of saw coming when I started getting farther into the book so those are also some things that I am looking forward to seeing develop and see how they will change Audrey either for the good or the bad.
I have no idea when the second part comes out but I really hope it is soon because I can’t wait to pick up where I left off.
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