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A Modern Witch – tekijä: Debora Geary
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A Modern Witch (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2011; vuoden 2011 painos)

– tekijä: Debora Geary

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"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." -- Back cover.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:A Modern Witch
Kirjailijat:Debora Geary
Info:Fireweed Publishing (2011), Kindle Edition
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A Modern Witch (tekijä: Debora Geary) (2011)

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I read this and the second book in the series and I think I am going to probably stop there. The author Debora Geary started off with a really cool idea. What if there were witches out there and based on modern times are starting to see there kind dwindle. A group of witches in CA and those in Nova Scotia have trained and been family and friends with each other for decades.

One of the witches who is apparently a complete coding genius (Nell) and her younger brother (Jamie) created a "fetch" spell in order to find new witches out there. Well due to an accident a woman who does not realize that she is a witch is fetched and has her life turned upside down.

Though the book synopsis makes it seem as if Lauren is the main character in this book she is not. Instead there are several characters who heads we pop in and out of during the course of the book with Nell and Jamie just a couple of the character's we beep bop in and out of during the course of the book.

There is a bare whisper of a plot in this book and more often than not is forgotten by describing people just eating ice cream, cookies, and disparaging eating anything that is leafy or green.

There is also barely any description of certain witches powers or what they mean and often I was just confused about what it meant to have a power fire, water power, or mind power. Also if the witches are tied to the four elements I honestly don't see what element anyone with mind powers or the power to teleport (or port as it is called in this book) comes from.

And that fellow readers is the main issue I have with this book. There is not enough backstory or explanation for anything in this first book. If you are going to world build on the scale that Ms. Geary is trying to do here there should be some explanation for things and how they all tied together. All I really learned in this book is that males can be witches too.

This and the lack of character development with anyone introduced into this book just made this a very dry and not enjoyable read for me. Every character from Lauren, Nell, Jamie, Lauren's best friend Nat, Moira (the grandmother of some but not all of the witches) has the exact same voice. You would think that Jamie being a male would be distinctive, but honestly no he and the rest of the characters all sound exactly alike. It does not help that Ms. Geary does not describe any of the characters she is talking about. Instead we hear that Jamie is tall dark and handsome. Okay, but how tall is tall? Does he have dark black hair, or dark brown hair, what color are his eyes? The same problem continues when Ms. Geary tries to describe a place (like Chicago) besides saying it is cold and wet outside I could be in any city on the east coast in the middle of winter. There is no real flavor to anything she describes.

To make the book better I think having the chapters broken up with the character who was narrating that section/chapter of the book (also the layout of the book was confusing with weird breaks here and there) so that way a reader would not get confused. Also it would have been better to keep the main plot line being about Lauren and her discovering that she is a witch. Instead we had other characters' issues bubbling up in this book and you just want to throw your hands up and say who cares. There is also no real tension or issue to resolve so that also makes it a very flat read. I am not saying you need to go up against a big bad in every book but there should be something there that is going to keep readers interest. Just reading about people using spells, coming into magical powers, and eating a lot of cookies and ice cream gets boring. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
I absolutely loved this book, and quickly devoured the series to date.

It's more about family, really - this extended family just consists of mostly witches. ( )
  ker95tx | May 27, 2020 |
This was a fun quick read. Yes it is more stream of consciousness than plot driven but still fun. The historical accounting of Salem was way off. The only witch burnings were in Europe during the Inquistion not America, we just hung and pressed people to death. And the discriptions of how to do a circle as they call it or ritual were not in line with most traditions of Wicca.

But for brainless fun read, not too bad ( )
  Mary_Beth_Robb | Feb 5, 2020 |
This was a great book. Very easy and quick to read. The language is simple. The book was very engaging and hard to put down. The only downside for me was that I read the WitchLight Trilogy first, so I already knew some of the events. ( )
  Michelle_Boyea | Jun 7, 2019 |
Thoroughly fun read, funny and heartwarming all at the same time. I wished I knew these people. ( )
  Cfo6 | Mar 19, 2018 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 130) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
This book was amazing!!!! I read this book in 6 hours. I was captured by this book and the characters. There were times a 1am I was laughing out loud and my husband woke up and was not too happy. He hates that I read till the wee hours in the am. The writer did a great job getting the reader to feel what the different characters were feeling. The story was great. Cant wait for the next one.
lisäsi HStieler | muokkaaMe, Heather Stieler (Mar 27, 2011)
 

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As they approached the Witchery shop front, he eyed the front window. There were the expected displays of books and crystals and a really crusty old cauldron. He didn't want to know what nasty science experiments it had brewed. He only knew one witch with a cauldron, and hers was copper-bottomed and kept pristinely clean. Moira would never tolerate a dirty tool.
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"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." -- Back cover.

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