Born in Essex, England I have been lucky enough to live and travel in many countries around the world. In fact I have lived more time outside of England than I have living there! Home for me now is just outside of Barcelona, Spain where I live in a house in the middle of the forest with my Dutch born wife and two children. My writing is mostly fantasy and many of the experiences I have had in Asia, Africa and the middle east come to life in my writing. The Flight of the Griffin follows the adventures of a group of young orphans as they battle demons and bandits on a magical quest to stop the world tipping into Chaos.
Shadowland blends fantasy with history as an old story teller takes his audience back to Britain's dark ages. Newer Posts Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. Search This Blog. Total Pageviews. All rights reserved. Powered by Blogger. Designed by Mooney Designs. One copy for review, one for a giveaway in August! So loyal, caring and nice. The plot moves along nicely and I loved finding out about Audreys' powers alongside her. Audreys' heritage was fascinating and intriguing.
The bad guy was well developed as well and at a certain part I thought he was truly evil, but then something developed that made me think that he isn't as he seems.
In all this was a witty, quick and thrilling read. I pretty much loved everything about it and can't wait to read more from this author.
It's definitely one that everyone should check out. Natalie Duke was perfect for this book. She had pep when needed and really brought the sass out in the characters.
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She brought Audrey to life and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Oct 06, Lasara Allen rated it it was amazing. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is a delightfully gripping page-turner. A great mix of mystery, suspense, and romance, this book was equally enjoyed by my teenage daughter and myself. The full cast of characters feel like friends and family by the end of the book. Even the evil ones, enforcing the adage, "you can't choose your family. Real Witches will know the difference, and perhaps wish we knew how to harness the more eso Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is a delightfully gripping page-turner.
Real Witches will know the difference, and perhaps wish we knew how to harness the more esoteric arts. But enjoy the far reaching ones all the same. As this is the case, one could say that Audrey's Guide of Witchcraft is "Witch endorsed". This review was originally posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings on October 31, It was already a highly anticipated read on my list, so when Jody contacted me about reviewing it, I immediately said yes.
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I'm so glad I did! This book combines two of my favorite subjects to read about, witches and baking.
Audrey is a regular girl, who has a bit of a self esteem issue what high schoolers don't?? Her sister is the social butterfly, who always attracts all the guys. As a result, Audrey is a little down on herself, and has lower self esteem. But not when it comes to her friends.
Audrey is fiercely loyal and protective of her best friend Bridget, who is teased by the queen bee of the school Dallas. I loved reading the interactions between Audrey and Dallas because I envied the boldness that Audrey had when fighting with her. I wish that I could have stuck up for myself the way that Audrey sticks up for Bridget.
The friendship between these two characters is real and fun. I love how Bridget is always coining new words and phrases. And Audrey is sarcastic at times. I also like Audrey because she loves to bake, and she's good at it. Baking is something that I've begun doing in the last couple of years and I really love it, so it was a point that I could really identify with her on. The romance between her and Julian is really nice.
It's not insta-love, but there's a real connection between them which is quite obvious and almost literal. I don't want to give too much away, so lets just say that it's electric. The great thing about the dynamic between Julian and Audrey is that he knows that there's something going on with her, but he doesn't push, and he's not weirded out by the strange things that happen to her.
He forces her in a good way to be as honest as she can with him, and he accepts that there are things she's not able to tell him specifically about her magic They even come up with a code word for when she can't tell him something, which is cute. I really appreciated the fact that Audrey's magic was dealt with directly by Julian. I really like you. Am I always going to be an outsider looking in? Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Kindle Locations Jody Gehrman.
A lot of times in books about witchcraft when there's a witch and a mortal involved, there's a lot of lying to cover up the fact of the magic, and it's never really addressed by the character who's having things kept from them. The fact that Julian brings it up is a really nice change from the usual here.
In the same token, there are a few classic lines that you see often in books about witchcraft too, like "Sometimes we have to risk one, for the good of the many. One thing that grated on me a little bit was the dialogue. At times it was okay, but then at other times it got totally "teenager" maybe by a bit too much. But, the fact that Bridget coined her own terms made up for this.
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One really amazing thing about this book is that it's so descriptive, and involves your other senses too, making it easier to imagine the scenes. There's amazing use of color in this book. I don't know why, but when authors write vivid, descriptive scenes with colors, they always stick out as I'm reading.
There are so many here, it's wonderful.
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Uses of color happen every few pages. You might think that it would get old, but it doesn't. The author doesn't repeat color sequences, and it's not just "oh his eyes are blue" kind of stuff. Here are a couple sections where she talks about color that really stuck out. The sun had set, but enough light remained to stain the splotchy clouds a beautiful orange, as if a neon tangerine had been smeared across the sky carelessly. I felt my skull bust open like a magnolia on speed. Colors raced inside my body—a riot of blues, purples, greens, reds and golds—all of them ricocheting off one another before gushing through the fresh opening in my head.
I felt like a kaleidoscope heated up until it explodes, sending a thousand glowing shards of color spinning wildly into the air. Those are just a few examples but there are lots more in the book. In addition to the colors, I like how Gerhman incorporated smell into the story too.
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