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Something Witchy This Way Comes (Something Witchy #1)

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Brainiac Tessa McClean's newly discovered magical powers give her hope of an escape from her inadequate life. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven's objective. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other.

When Hayden Anders, the most delinquent kid in school--and the...more
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Published September 3rd 2011 by Crush Publishing
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Lissa Smith
Mar 06, 2012 Lissa Smith rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Readers Grades 7 and up
Veronica Blade teams up with Crush Publishing to bring us, in this reader’s opinion one of her best books. She has a naturally subtle humor in her writing and I loved that the romance between Hayden and Tessa was the focus and I can’t wait for their story to continue. Once I started reading I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I love the storyline; it was full of enough mystery, action and romance to keep me interested and yearning for more!

Blade did an excellent job molding and developing th...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Really enjoyed it! I've read several books now by Veronica Blade, and she has yet to disappoint! If you want a smokin' YA 'witchy' story and a new book-boyfriend, look no further!

"I wish you'd stop comparing me to a pregnancy test."

Oh the gems of laughter in this book. The dialogue is witty and the banter between the main characters reminds me of the love/hate push/pull of Daemon and Katy from Obsidian. Here is a quote that I think really exemplifies that:

"But a guy like you shouldn't have to bo...more
Diana (Mrs. Barrons)
Something Witchy opens with Tessa and Hayden being thrown together. Tessa is in trouble and Hayden has been given the job of protecting her, not that he's a real bodyguard or anything. They're just students in the same school. They know of each other, but they're not exactly friends. And now they have to spend the entire school day together as Hayden has to shadow Tessa and keep her safe. Inevitably (because this is a book after all) romance blooms, as the over-muscled bad boy and the cute brani...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Warning: This book is WITCHTASTIC!

My Rating: 10 Love Love loved it!

My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely love this cover. I love the full moon and the Pentacle.

My Thoughts/Review: This book is crazy! I absolutely loved it. It starts off with Tessa in trouble and she doesn't even know it. She is then assigned a body guard for her protection and when she finds out who it is she is not happy.

At first they stay far away from each other but as time goes on Tessa finds out why she needs to be protected and...more
Julie Witt
When I heard the title of this book, I just knew I had to read it! Then I saw the cover and read the description, and I was even more excited! Sometimes that's a bad thing, though - to go into a book with really high expectations can lead to a really big letdown if the book doesn't meet those expectations. I am very happy to report that that was not the case here - I really enjoyed it!

Tessa and Hayden go to high school together, but they hang out in totally separate groups. Tessa is the quiet b...more
Tara Calaby
My full Something Witchy This Way Comes review can be found at Agrippina Legit.

Something Witchy This Way Comes is a great escapist read. Veronica Blade has an easy style that swiftly carries the reader from start to finish and lovers of romance will greatly appreciate the will-they-won't-they tension between her two main characters.

The novel is written using alternating first-person perspectives, meaning that readers are able to see into the minds (and motivations) of both Tessa and Hayden. The...more
Naomi
THAT WAS A BUST.
I was really excited about this one, lots of good reviews, the synopsis looked good and all but I liked absolutely nothing about Something Witchy This Way Comes.
Beware, there will be spoilers in my rantings lol, you've be warned!

The story starts right off, we understand NOTHING, there's this girl Tessa, she's a senior in high school, her new principal that she doesn't know and a woman that she doesn't know either are telling her that basically she's a witch and that she's in grav

...more
Melissa Levine
Something Witchy This Way Comes is a story of budding young sorcerers discovering their supernatural talents and finding love. Author Veronica Blade has created a world of battling witches, each campaigning for new recruits with gentle encouragement, promises of protection, and intimidating threats. The lead characters’ back stories add texture and weight to this tale of otherworldly powers.

When Hayden is recruited by his new high school principal to guard a fellow classmate, Tessa, he is openly...more
Nikki  Peterson
Jan 18, 2012 Nikki Peterson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone, there is some hot making out though.
Recommended to Nikki by: ARR via Making Connections
Shelves: magic
YES!!!

We have Tessa who is on the cusp of becoming a very powerful witch and Hayden the hot, rich, bad-boy, Mr. love'em and leave'em. Tessa is caught inbetween to fractions of sorcerers. Both vying to win them to their own sides. Hayden has defended himself in several fights on school grounds and is persuaded to "guard" Tessa until a permanent bodyguard is found.

Both are drawn to each other, but want different things in life. Also, Tessa has already suffered from a broken heart recently from an...more
Susan Hatler
I thoroughly enjoyed Something Witchy and totally recommend it if you're looking for a great read. This story wasn’t dystopian or too dark, but wasn’t too fluffy either. Perfect!

This author has subtle humor and I liked that there were witches and magic but the focus was on the romance between Hayden and Tessa. More perfections. The romance is almost always my favorite part!

I loved Hayden and I didn’t care that he was way too young for me. He was HOT. Who doesn’t love a bad-boy now and then? Espe...more
Heavensent1
Something Witchy This Way Comes is a YA Paranormal Romance.

Seventeen year old, Tessa McClean, has just been told someone is trying to kill her. Principal Linton and FBI agent Phillips believe it would be best if Hayden Anders, a rich bad boy who can handle his own in a fight, follow and protect Tessa until his replacement arrives.

Hayden has no desire to babysit Tessa but after promises of his slate being wiped clean, he agrees and at first he treats it like a babysitting job but soon takes his p...more
April
Veronica Blade easily bewitches readers with her phenomenal young adult novel Something Witchy This Way Comes!

To put it simply, I loved this book. The main character, Tessa is sassy, brave, smart and completely unsuspecting of what is about to come her way. Imagine being 17 years old and suddenly learning that you are a witch with fantastic powers and that there are two groups vying for you to join them. If you just happen to choose the wrong one, death may always lurk around the corner for you....more
Ashley
What I Liked:
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...more
Susan Hatler
Sep 29, 2011 Susan Hatler rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight readers
I thoroughly enjoyed Something Witchy and totally recommend it if you're looking for a great read. This story wasn't dystopian or too dark, but wasn't too fluffy either. Perfect!

This author has subtle humor and I liked that there were witches and magic but the focus was on the romance between Hayden and Tessa. More perfections. The romance is almost always my favorite part!

I loved Hayden and I didn't care that he was way too young for me. He was HOT. Who doesn't love a bad-boy now and then? Es...more
Ashley
LOVED! LOVED! LOVED!
Ashley
LOVED IT! :)
Wendy Hines
Hayden is somewhat of a bad boy and gets all of the girls in high school. When the vice principal asks him to act as a body guard for another student, of course his answer is a resounding no. Once he meets the girl he's to protect, however, it's not all that difficult to change his mind. With problems at home and a future to figure out, he may not have much of a choice anyway.

Tessa is blindsided when the principal and an FBI agent call her into their office and explain her family is in trouble....more
Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie)
Wow! I am completely left speechless from this book. I have not came across a book i have fell in love with in a long time. This book was absolutely brilliant. I was sucked in from the first page. Twilighters: THIS BOOK, NOW - YES! =) . I loved everything about this book. It gives you pretty much everything a book can give: witches, action, romance, mystery, drama. I laughed, got frustrated and tried to strangle my Kindle (in a good way of course) and of course me being the wimp i am, even teare...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Warning: This book is WITCHTASTIC!

My Rating: 10 Love Love loved it!

My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely love this cover. I love the full moon and the Pentacle.

My Thoughts/Review: This book is crazy! I absolutely loved it. It starts off with Tessa in trouble and she doesn’t even know it. She is then assigned a body guard for her protection and when she finds out who it is she is not happy.

At first they stay far away from each other but as time goes on Tessa finds out why she needs to be protected an...more
Cecilia Robert
The story is written in two POVs: Tessa and Haden’s.
Hayden is summoned to the high school’s new principal’s office, and is enlisted to be Tessa’s bodyguard while on school grounds. The Principal believes Tessa is in danger. Hayden resists this offer, but with a little convincing from the principal, he reluctantly agrees.
Tessa on the other hand wonders why she requires a bodyguard, and even much worse, that it has to be Hayden –He is known as the love them leave them kind of guy, with a reputati...more
Emily♥
Very seldom is a book so good that I wouldn’t mind if it was somehow made into a series. Characters I like so much that I would love to explore their world some more.

Something Witchy This Way Comes was exactly that! I’d love to have more time with Tessa and Hayden. Discovering more about the covens and their powers would be awesome.

This book had three of my favorite things:
One, it had a paring of two people with very different personalities. (Good girl, bad boy.)
Two, it had alternating POV’s! (I...more
Elle
I am not so used to doing reviews, so I'll see how it goes.
This story is about Tessa and Hayden; how their relationship develops and how they inter into the world of witches.
Personally I love a good romance so I liked that there was a lot of focus on their relationship. If you want the focus to be mainly on the supernatural universe, then maybe this is not the book for you. The universe in this book is not unique, but as I haven't read many books about witches it didn't feel as old as many vamp...more
Valerie Mcqueen
my review of Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade





Rating 5*****

This book was provided free from the author in exchange of honest literary review.

Tessa has lived the last seventeen and a half years in near obscurity. Her parents stopped caring over ten years ago. She's not a member of the pooular clique at school, and she's raising her five year old sister. If that wasn't enough now her life is in danger!
When informed by agents posing as staff at school she needed a bodyguard for p...more
Shadow
This is the story of an ongoing battle between "good vs. evil" concerning magickal creatures, specifically witches, and two high-school seniors that just come into their powers and have to deal with both sides wanting them.

Tessa, the heroin, is being sought out by people from both of the sides of witches. She has to decide who to trust and join, finding out more about the mysteries of her family history along the way. She is likable right from the beginning because she isn't the annoying popula...more
Amanda Dorrier
Absolutely Loved It!

Something Witchy This Way Comes....is a true delight one that I would recommend to everyone!

Tessa and Hayden could be me, I related to their thoughts their experiences I could know them hell I could have been them in high school...minus the whole witch aspect of their lives....though I would love to be able to do some of what they could do.

I found the book extremely hard to put down. I really hope this isn't the last we hear from Tessa and Hayden.

Loved how the goodie girl o...more
Devon Ashley
This book jumps right to the point of the story, with Hayden, a delinquent that knows how to protect himself, being asked to look after fellow classmate Tessa until the proper protection detail arrives to do it themselves. The only reason Hayden does it is because the school administrator said he could make quite a bit of his misbehavior disappear from his permanent file and help him get his grades up a bit before graduation. Lucky for them Hayden’s trying to turn his life around and willing to...more
Tiffany
Oh wow. Seriously I have to gush for a minute. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. I could not get enough. *Sighs* I'm super sad it's over! I so want more of Tessa and Hayden but the ending was still perfect.

This is a YA paranormal romance leaning more towards the older end of the spectrum. I have such a thing for the tortured bad boy who turns out to have a heart. I love when the bad boy falls for the good girl. *Sighs* Tessa is an amazing heroine. She is strong with a big heart. If you love a book...more
Megan
I could not believe how much I fell in love with this book! It was a free grab on my Kindle Fire so I decided to try it. That was also less than 24 hours ago. Tessa and Hayden captured my attention in the first 5 seconds. I usually only like the love interest as a bonus to the main plot but it was the other way around for me this time. I think maybe it was the type of relationship they had with each other that was intriguing, or it could also be how relatable Tessa's reluctance towards letting h...more
Emily Mcnew
I completely fell head over heels in love with this book (and with Hayden, too)!! I had trouble putting it down...even while on vacation! I really like how Veronica Blade pulled it all together -there wasn't a single dull moment in the book. Tessa always knows what she wants and isn't whiney about the downfalls in her life. She's also very driven and takes on a huge responsiblity when her parents "checked out" (for lack of a better term). There is also a slight love triangle, but not a "torn bet...more
Regina Chase
I really enjoyed this book. The guy Hayden sounds sexy & dreamy - I like the bad boys :P

I was up until 4am reading it totally hooked to the suspense and love/hate relationship of Tessa & Hayden. Veronica does a good job at keeping a good storyline there and moving along (no dull pages or chapters where it's just dragging) but the relationship between the two main characters is really what makes the story. Personally, I love that! If that's something you like too then I would highly reco...more
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Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives...more
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