A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

This is an ebook I read on my netbook. I was given a copy for the purpose of reviewing the story, though it did take a little while for me to actually read it. Hard to keep up at times when reading 3-5 books at a time.

From Goodreads: 
Can you live 28 years without discovering you're a witch?

Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least.

The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

An interesting story overall and I'm always a fan of witches.

Characters: While Lauren is listed as the main character, the novel is written in multiple point of views. There are some chapters that have different character viewpoints but it's all in third person. The main story is about Lauren, who suddenly finds out at age 28 that she is a witch. Another story, and one I wish there had been more shown of, is her friend Nat and the male witch who shows up to assess Lauren as a witch. It does get a little confusing at first with the different characters the story is told through and that there are many character names near the beginning. But there are some fun characters. Nat and Jamie are developed and interesting to read about. Plus, who can't fall in love with a mischievous little boy with major witch skills. Impossible I say.

Story: Wasn't too bad. It doesn't have the exact drama of most fantasy stories that have witches. There isn't some villain to defeat. Instead the story focuses on how the development of Lauren's skills changes her lives and the ones around her as they train her to be a witch. The modern part of the witchcraft was really cool. Witches that code and own an online gaming community with a chat room that uses spells to bring witches in to the online room. An awesome idea. I love how she developed the modern world to add the elements of witchcraft that makes total sense.

For Me: This is an interesting read for me as someone who identifies as pagan. Granted I'm not a good one. I haven't even used my tarot cards in at least 3 years. I have only been part of one circle in my life, during Samhain one year and I don't remember which element/direction I was in charge of calling. But I do have small experiences, which made this book a good book for me.

Dawn's Verdict: 7/10



Donna Hole said...

I like witches too, but it sounds kinda chic lit/fluffy. I'll have to think on this one.


L'Aussie said...

Not so blown away by this one eh Dawn? Still you posted a good review. I don't think I'll bother with this one.


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Dawn Embers said...

Donna - Witches are fun. This probably was chick lit, I don't know that genre very well.

Denise - Right. It was nice but not exceptional. I'm used to fantasy with epic plots so this story was a bit tamer than what I'm used to.

Nilofer - Thanks for commenting on my review.

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