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Stuff & Things and What Boredom Brings (A Witches Tale #1)

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Follow our teenage witch "Alexi" as she goes on a wild ride into the rich secrets her hometown of "Ravenswood" keeps under lock and key.
Alexi Carvelle is your typical teenage girl, dealing with school and a recent tragedy in her life. Follow her as she learns to deal with the loss of her Mother, navigates a new found love growing for her best friend (Logan Stewart) and sud
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ebook, 251 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Vamptasy Publishing (first published February 25th 2011)
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Julie
Feb 20, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A Witch’s Tale: Stuff & Things and What Boredom Brings by Rue Volley is a cute Young Adult (YA) coming of age novel. It is clearly the first in a series. There isn’t a huge cliffhanger, however, the story is ended at a clear beginning for the young town folk of Ravenswood. This first Witch’s Tale book is a good set up for the series with a balance of setting and character development along with sufficient action an
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Karyn
Feb 19, 2015 Karyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I found myself completely sucked into this story after only being a couple of pages in. This story was a different twist on the paranormal. I am not going to give anything away but the main supernatural being is different from the stereotypes that we usually see. I loved this! The author also incorporated other supernatural beings and infused them with her own vision of how their characters should behave.

The characters in the story were well developed and the main characters, Alexi and Logan, ha
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Roxanne Kade
Mar 06, 2015 Roxanne Kade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a huge lover of PNR books, and I was quite excited to read this story because I’ve heard such amazing things about Rue Volley. I will admit, though, that even though this was a good read I wasn’t completely enthralled by it. I think I was expecting a bit more witchery and magic, but the first half of the book could have been mistaken for a contemporary teen drama.
There was mention of Alexi’s witch lineage and the somewhat paranormal past of Ravenswood, but otherwise nothing too unusual occu
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Kat Smith
Feb 24, 2015 Kat Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA readers /Paranormal readers/ANY AGE
**I give this book 3.5 Stars out of 5**

***I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***


This Young Adult story was a bit confusing for me at first as for the majority of the first half of the book nothing paranormal happens.

But I will say that Ms Volley has really set up the characters and setting for the story well, Alexi is a likeable slightly awkward 16 year old who has lost her mum to cancer and now its just her and her Dad Christopher, Now I quite liked Chr
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Stephenee
Feb 03, 2015 Stephenee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

I have read a few books by author Rue Volley and each one is so completely different, yet all are amazing reads! She is able to tackle so many different genres, topics, and areas in the books she writes that it seems impossible that they would be related, but each one has that smoothness to them, the plot just flows and the characters seem more like friends than characters when you are done reading! She is able to weave the story so tightl
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Tonya
Feb 20, 2015 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review from Rising Indies United.

I have to say that I absolutely love Rue Volley. I have read two of her series, Blood & Light and Hellhound, and now this book. Her others are all on my "absolutely must read list". That's not an easy list to get on either. Each of her series are different and very unique. They aren't a story line that I have read over and over again. This book is no different. It is unique also. This review is hard to write because I don't want to post any spoilers, or give
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Ashley
Mar 27, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Ashley by: Paranormal Book Club via Facebook
Shelves: own
This is my own personal review after purchasing this book on Amazon Kindle Store.

Category: YA Paranormal

This was a great first book in a series. Also it was the first Rue Volley book that I had read. I had seen a link on Paranormal Book Club's Facebook website and thought I'd try it out. Turns out to be an awesome read! I loved her sense of humor and her sarcastic way in which her characters spoke and thought. I also thought the main character, Alexi, was well rounded and she felt like someone
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Jacquie Talento
Sep 21, 2012 Jacquie Talento rated it it was amazing
This is a cute story from Ms. Volley. Alexi and her dad, Christopher, live in a town that no one leaves. Her best friend, Logan is everything to her. Kyle moves into town and has brought many secrets and some he will reveal, some that will change even Alexi herself. Can she save her best friend Logan from what he has become?
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Alexandria Carvelle is turning sixteen, and learning more and more about the woman she called mom. Being a witch's daughter and not feeling at all witchy was Alexei’s biggest problems. When a new student shows up and is befriended by her best friend Logan things change for her forever. The mysteries surrounding her mother come to light and Alexi has to come to grips with who she really is. The thing is it is going to change the
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Sara Bauer
Jan 15, 2016 Sara Bauer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I do love me some teenage angst, although Alexi and Logan have to be two of the funniest teens I've ever read. Alexi comes from a long line of witches, but she doesn't have any power of her own. Logan is her adorable, HILARIOUS best pal. Then, new guy Kyle shows up and things go wonky in their mysterious town of Ravenswood. I don't wanna give away too much more of the plot, because the twists and turns kept me THRILLED. Volley not only has a perfected sense of humor, but she's amazing at buildin ...more
Kelly Hawkins Solomon
Everything but boring! This is a super fun read! Alexi is a typical teenage girl just trying to make it, but with a twist... a witchy twist. Since her mother passed, all she has is her father and her best friend, Logan. Life is going ok, when all of a sudden a new boy, Kyle, and his family move into town. This is the talk of the town as nothing exciting happens in Ravenswood. Alexi is now realizing she is a girl and her two friends are boys. She is shown a new, paranormal world but she has a har ...more
Elizabeth Lance
Apr 24, 2013 Elizabeth Lance rated it it was amazing
Rue Volley has managed to fascinate me once again with her Witches Tale! Stuff and Things is book one and it will definitely draw you in and send you on a fascinating journey! The rest of this review may contain spoilers, so beware. Alexi is a teenage girl, coping with the loss of her mother, only to find that things in her small town are not exactly what they seem and her mother was much more that she could have imagined. Alexi's mother, and now she, is a witch, and Alexi doesn't know what to d ...more
Julie
Sep 01, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ebook: Stuff and Things and What Boredom Brings (A Witches Tale)

Author: Rue Volley

Fiction, Paranormal,

This review may contain spoilers

Summary: "For a hundred years no one talked about it…all the people, mainly women, who had
mysteriously disappeared in this picture perfect town nestled in between lush rolling hills and a lake that stretched out like the sea itself. No one wanted to remember that at one time the ignorance of not knowing was what fueled the mob, and a mob it was, when provoked by
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Julie
Aug 26, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
Ebook: Stuff and Things and What Boredom Brings (A Witches Tale)
Author: Rue Volley
Fiction, Paranormal,
This review may contain spoilers
Summary: "For a hundred years no one talked about it…all the people, mainly women, who had mysteriously disappeared in this picture perfect town nestled in between lush rolling hills and a lake that stretched out like the sea itself. No one wanted to remember that at one time the ignorance of not knowing was what fueled the mob, and a mob it was, when provoked by
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Ressa Empbra
Jul 24, 2012 Ressa Empbra rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of YA Paranormal
Recommended to Ressa by: I won the e-book from the author
Review for A Witch's Tale, by Rue Volley: I wanted to give it 3 1/2 stars, but Goodreads won't let me... so here are the reasons for my rating: Parts of the book were a little confusing and the editing was a bit lacking, but overall I truly enjoy the story-line, creativity, and Rue's characters.

Alexandria--or Alexi, as she prefers--comes from a long line of witches, but was born without the gene from her ancestors. Or was she? Not until a new kid comes to town, does anything happen that could ev
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Shenanigans
****POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT****

I didn't finish this book for many reasons. One - I got this book during the release of J.R Ward's Lover Reborn and I was already reading Kim Harrison's A Perfect Blood beforehand so some books were up first on the list. Two - It didn't grab me in the way that it made it impossible for me to put down. And three will be in the following:

I found this book confusing. I absolutely adored the characters - Logan and Alexi together is like a one-two punch I think every boo
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Mad about
Jul 25, 2012 Mad about rated it it was amazing

Alexi and her family have always lived in Ravenswood and never thought anything of it. What she doesn't know is that no one has ever successfully left there since before the witch trials.
Life with her dad and bff Logan are normal and uneventful until the first new student in 30yrs comes to the highschool. Kyle makes her heart flutter and is on the receiving end of her outbursts to which there are many! With Logan's insistence Kyle joins their "pack" and each of their lives are changed forever.

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Lisa Markson
Aug 11, 2012 Lisa Markson rated it it was amazing
Lisa's review of
Stuff and Things and What Boredom Brings (A Witches Tale)
By Rue Volley

I received a copy ofStuff and Things and What Boredom Brings (A Witches Tale) by Rue Volley in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that after reading 2 books by Rue she reminds me of a part in the Wizard of Oz, I'm going to start calling her The Horse of a Different Color because she beats her own drum. She is such a creative spirit whether it is in her writing, photography, or her jewelry making. She
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Autumn
Aug 08, 2012 Autumn rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

I would have given this book a 4 1/2 since I had some questions on the way a character would act, or the whole deal with Kyle. But overall since I truly enjoyed this book and I did not want to put it down I gave this book a 5.

I truly enjoyed reading this book as it deals with witches and of course I love reading anything to do with that.
Stuff and Things and What Boredom brings is about a young teenager name Alexi who lives in Ravenswo
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Valerie Mcqueen
Aug 10, 2012 Valerie Mcqueen rated it it was amazing
My review of A Witches Tale; Stuff and Things and What Boredom Brings by Rue Volley

4****

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

Alexi Carvelle is a typical teen trying to cope with life after losing her mom. High school is the same boring routine of pop quizzes and pompoms. Her dad is trying desperately to be the cool parent ....even at the expense of her utter embarassment. Nothing much ever changes in the little town she lives in. In fact, its the e
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Pam
Alexi tries to live a normal life, she lives with her dad and hangs out with her best friend Logan. A new boy moves to town named Kyle and suddenly her life changes. Her best friend starts acting unusual and Kyle seems to know a lot about her mother who has passed away. Kyle tells her she is a very important person with more powers than she knows.

The characters are so great in this book that I don't even know where to start. Alexi is a character a lot of girls can relate when they were younger
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Cathrina Constantine
I finished The Witch's Tale in record time. It's fast, easy reading, and the author, Rue Volley captured the teenage voice to perfection. Alexi is struggling to deal with the death of her mom and soon gets dealt a blow about her past. Secrets are unleashed and soon Alexi realizes, she's at the heart of them. I never leave spoilers, you must read the spellbinding story.

When I reached the end of the book, I somewhat gasped! Needless to say...I need more...
Brei-ayn
May 21, 2014 Brei-ayn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Witch's Tale #1 is an amazing read. There are alot of secrets and mystery wrapped in the suspense. Alexi and Logan are best friends when there world is turned upside down when a new kid moves to town named Kyle. What will happen? You will have to read to find all that out. Truly this is an a Fantastic read and Rue Volley is a amazing and talented author. I can not wait for the next book.
Denise
Dec 24, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'A Witch's Tale, book one' was quite interesting and creative. I enjoyed the storyline. Alexi's story is good in the fact that she's learned that she is a witch. I look forward to reading how she embraces it and learns about her past as well as her future and how she'll adapt to her destiny of sorts. I liked the characters. They are quite humorous at times. A good YA paranormal read.
Lea Cherry
Jun 29, 2014 Lea Cherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this read a lot. Probably because Alexi reminds me so much of myself at that age. The witty, sarcastic, anti-girlie attitude makes for an entertaining character. I was expecting a lot more magic though. And there were a few things about Kyle and Logan that I did not expect. But the story kept me entertained and interested and I can't wait for the next instalment.
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Sep 25, 2012 Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA AND ADULTS
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Rue Volley Author
10*s. I recieved an eARC copy directly from the author in return for an honest review.
This is a refreshingly fun, enjoyously witty, and an all around bowlful of LOL's and I was glued from beginning to end. This is a YA book made for YA's but the adults will get sucked in and love it too. It's an emotional rollercoaster that will leave you begging for more. The characters were so real and I have quite a fond and funny attachment to Alexi's father and her best friend, Logan. Rue covers everything
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Michelle
Feb 23, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, pnr
I loved this book! Rue Volley's A Witch's Tale is a well written, plot driven story. I love the banter between Alexi and Logan. Ms. Volley does an excellent job providing realistic, believable dialogue. Loved this story and would highly recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal ya.
Ana Maria  Rivera
Nov 25, 2014 Ana Maria Rivera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults...Paranormal Romance Fans
Recommended to Ana Maria by: Someone in facebook....
It's really good young adult paranormal romance book.
I found myself laughing and going back in time to my high school days.
I loved the way the author really catched the essence of being a teenager.
I will recommend this book to my daughter to get her into the reading habit.....
Dr susan
Jul 07, 2014 Dr susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-again
I wish I could give A Witch's Tale more stars. I enjoyed the characters and the story, but the flow and editing need work, and Alexi's actions were either really stupid at times or did not make sense in the context of the story. The ending was a major cliffhanger and somewhat disappointing.
Shammy
Aug 09, 2012 Shammy rated it really liked it
This book was given to me for an honest review in return. I enjoyed the story line and that the reader is kept in the dark as to what Kyle's background is. The story line was a little confusing when it came to Logan because I felt like he stepped out of character midway through the story. The editing was a bit lacking but I am sure once the story becomes more wanted that will be rectified. The only thing that kept me from giving it a rating of 5 stars was the proper form of writing. The characte ...more
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