May 23, 2015

3 Star Review: Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly #bookreview #3star @tinaconnolly

Title: Seriously Wicked
Author: Tina Connolly
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Teen, Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: May 5th 2015
Source: Publisher for Review
Purchase: Amazon

The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?

This was a pretty decent book. I haven't read anything else by this author yet (even though I have the Ironskin trilogy sitting on my shelves), so I really don't have anything to compare this to. However, for the first time reading this author, I think that I can honestly say that I will be reading more by her.

This book, to me, starts off kind of slow. It took me until about the 50th page to finally grab on to the story and go with it. You have this girl who is being raised by a witch and this witch tries so hard to get her into magic and spells, and Camellia just doesn't want anything to do with it. She rather just go to school and do whatever it takes to make sure the witch's spells don't work.

This story felt like it was rushed though. I mean, I know that there are only 205 pages, but it seemed like towards the middle of the book the author just wanted to get through this fast and rushed the rest of the story. And even though the story felt rushed, I really did enjoy it and I did like the ending of the story, even if it was easy to figure out halfway through (well some of it was).

With likable characters, a good story (even though rushed at times) and good writing by a great author, I do recommend this book to everyone ages 12 and up that like fantasy.

Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

TINA CONNOLLY lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, in a house that came with a dragon in the basement and blackberry vines in the attic. Her stories have appeared all over, including in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Find Tina: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


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