Friday, 10 August 2012

Review: White Witch by Trish Milburn

Title: White Witch
Author: Trish Milburn
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Published: March 2012
ISBN: 978 1611 940831

Rating: 3/5

The cover on this is what first attracted me to the book – the obvious strength and power from the character on the front cover and the supernatural element are all evident.

Jax is a witch on the run from her coven and happens to fall for Keller, a supernatural hunter so her natural enemy by default.  Toni, Keller’s cousin becomes Jaxs best friend.

The book itself is under 180 pages long, but packs a fair amount into it.  The only thing I didn’t get – Keller has been a supernatural hunter for most of his life, so it didn’t make sense that he didn’t have the slightest inkling that Jax is a witch and is very shocked when she comes clean about her heritage.  The ending for me is unexpected; I’m a romantic at heart and really like Keller so I would have liked to see something different.  On the upside I know it leaves the book open ended in readiness for the next instalment, which is Bane.

Book synopsis:
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.

Source – Thanks to the publisher, a copy was received for review via Netgalley

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