September 9, 2012

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Tour: Review & Giveaway!

 


Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides Book 1)
Author: Jody Gehrman
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Magic Genie Books
ISBN: 978-0615658445
ASIN: B008G7L6TS
Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 97800
Cover Artist: David Wolf

Purchase Links:
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Book Description:


Falling in love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her mysterious "cousin" shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past. 


Review:

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is a fun and exciting book that follows the main character, Audrey Oliver, as she deals with teenage life and with being a witch-in-training. Among her daily activities include school, crushing on a cute boy, learning spells, and trying to fight evil. 

The first book in a series, this novel is full of excitement and tons of magical energy. The story's heroine, Audrey, is a perfect example of a modern day teenage girl - only with the added benefit of being a young witch on top of everything else. Audrey has to deal with normal teen angst along with normal problems like boys, school, friends, and family; but being a witch brings its own issues. Audrey is a very likeable character and I was able to easily identify with her and root for her throughout the book. The story was very fast paced with lots of magic and adventure - which made it a page turner that I couldn't put down. The narrative had a great flow and was written really well - both of which are needed to make a great book. Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and I will definitely be reading the next installment in the series.

 

 


Author Bio:
Jody Gehrman is the author of seven novels and numerous plays. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is her most recent Young Adult novel. Her other Young Adult novels include Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love, (Penguin's Dial Books). Babe in Boyland has recently been optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association's Teen Choice Award. Her adult novels are Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin (Red Dress Ink). Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English at Mendocino College. 

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15 comments:

  1. This is an awesome book! Thanks for posting! I'm on this tour in a few days.

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  2. Dang girl! You always got something going on.
    I love a good book about witchcraft so this should be good (:
    http://shesgotbooksonhermind.blogspot.com/

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  3. I saw this book on Goodreads and had to add to my TBR list!! It sounds great, I love witch books.

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  4. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Love the sound of this one! It's really cute:)

    Thank you:)

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  5. I keep seeing this book mentioned and would love to read it! Thanks

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  6. This looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  7. This is the first time I'm hearing of this book (let alone the author). It sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. I think she actually started following me on twitter...I could be wrong lol. Anyway, thank you for this contest and the 4.5 star review (this means I'd better like it). Thank you!

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  9. I wanted to be on this blog tour so bad but it was full also immediately after they sent the email. I am glad you enjoyed it! It looks great!

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  10. Witches are my new favorite thing.

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway, this is the first time I have heard about this book and it sounds great.

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  12. I absolutely love paranormal fiction so I'm excited to read this book! I hope I win a copy! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  13. I've been craving some books about witches, and this looks great! The cover is gorgeous, too.

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