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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade

Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade
Pages: 394
Publisher: Crush Publishing
Genre: YA Paranormal

Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her an escape from her self-absorbed parents. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s motives. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other. When the school’s scrumptious delinquent, Hayden Anders, offers Tessa self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, his timing couldn’t be better. Although hanging out with him is a necessary evil in Tessa’s fight to stay alive, resisting a bad-boy she secretly yearns for might be more than she can manage. Together, Tessa and Hayden work to unravel the mysteries behind the two covens to discover why they’ll stop at nothing to lure Tessa to their side. She must form an alliance with one of the covens before it’s too late. But the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all who she holds dear — including Hayden.
Characters. Most of the characters in Something Witchy This Way Comes really surprised me. They were really interesting and just when I thought I had them figured out, they did something to change my opinion. Most notably Hayden, who for a majority of the novel is portrayed as this bad boy heart throb super player that is just a "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am"kind of guy. But when he's given the task of protecting Tessa, the main character, he really steps up and after a while we see a much sweeter side of him. And while he never actually stops being that bad boy that we all know and love, something does change in him. Tessa was a great character, strong and level-headed. I was just annoyed when she wouldn't give Hayden a chance! I mean, sure he doesn't have the best reputation, but everyone deserves a chance! Especially someone as sexy as him!

Steaminess. Holy askoiqweorjadoiflakdgoiuwelrkjag. QOEIURLKASDLFMKHLFJDF. This book is delicious! Not in a hugely sexual way, but there was this wonderful tension between Tessa and Hayden for the longest time! This was me while reading:

The witches. These weren't your average witches. They had some pretty cool powers, especially Tessa. But, the guy witches were super hardcore! It was awesome to read a story where there wasn't just awesome girl witches, but some pretty cool magical guys too.

Tessa's parents. You'll understand why when you read the book, but they were literally the most despicable people. They were the only characters I did not like at all. They literally just didn't care about their kids. And when I say they didn't care, they didn't care. I just wanted to slap them in the face, especially Tessa's mom.

The ending. (Well, a bit of it anyway.) The ending was bad at all, it just kinda felt a little too neatly wrapped up. I guess it let me down from what I was expecting. The whole book was building up to this confrontation between the two opposing witch covens... and then it was over. Things still weren't totally peachy keen after, but still. I'm wondering if this is a stand-alone, because that could be why it ended so clean-cut. I hope not, I want more Hayden!!

I love Something Witchy This Way Comes, and I definitely recommend it! 5 out of 5 stars!


  1. My decision to read this book is based solely on your stick figure art. This is awesome.

  2. LMAO!!! Love love love your illustrations. Thanks for the rockin' review!

    (PS still chuckling)

  3. I haven't heard of this book before, but I certainly will have to check it out after your awesome review! It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds like a really good book! I've added it to my TBR list. :)


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