It's actually 3.5 stars
Considering how many paranormal books I read it’s strange that I haven’t read a lot of books about witches. This is one of those rare voodoo books.
Main character Joan, or how her parents call her Baby Girl is high school girl who has some powers. She sees ghosts and deals with voodoo magic. She is still young and in process of learning so sometimes is difficult to deal with all paranormal things around her. Through this book she grows up and learns how to become better at...more
Joan's a mixed blood voodoo witch. When I put it like that, it sounds very negative - but really Joan is on the side of good. There's lots of nasty things out there though to get her, and she's not got anyone who really can help her other than a dead great grandma. Sound good?
Before reading this novel I had had hardly any contact with any form of...more
As soon as I read the synopsis for this one I was sold. Voodoo and Greek gods? Cool! Totally sounds like my sort of thing... Then I stopped and thought about it for a bit and I started to have a few reservations about whether or not the author would be able to successfully pull off a believable scenario that mixes voodoo and the myths and legends on Ancient Greece. So I went into the book in a state that was somewhere between excitement and trepidation.
In the deep south of the Bayou area near New Orleans, the story of a young girl, Jane who has inherited her Grandmother's voodoo powers. Mentored by the ghost her grandmother in voodoo, they battle the forces of evil to save themselves and those around them. With the horrible murder of an innocent boy, the story ta...more
Joan is a typical sixteen year old for the exception that her Grandmere is none other than Marie Laveau. Which...more
Personally I love anything located in New Orleans or the Cajon bayou. Add to that the paranormal aspect and I am so there!
I really loved Joan and that she was so strong and yeah (KickASS). Being a Thank you, but no thank you I will save myself kind of girl, I could really relate to her. Her relationship and...more
First of all, I just want to say that I LOVE any book set in Louisiana. So I had to read this book. It was really good. I mean, the synopsis was really interesting. Long but interesting.
The story starts out with like a flashback event in Joan's life, about how she "entered" the world of voodoo & how she met her mentor & grandmere, Maria. Whom was pesky, and annoying like a grandma but looked like a teen, whom I also liked as a character.
Joan, Dave, Ana...more
All the characters are well developed and all have a purpose within the novel. There is definetly a clear dividing line between the good characters and the ones that are considered evil. This was done really well and I feel this will really help the reader rote for the good guys throughout the book.
Joan is a very likeable character. She's a typical teenager. She only wants to hang out with her BFF and be normal. Being a voodoo priestess, that will likely never happen. She is pretty level headed and tries to d...more
Joan Renault is a typical teenager, desperate to be normal while very much feeling not normal. Granted, not all teenage girls are voodoo queens in the...more
What I didn't like ...well let's just say that there isn't enough time! Just because you can self-publish an e-book doesn't mean that you should and this book is a good example of that. There is no real character development and I just found that I didn't really like any of them, including the protagonist. There wasn't enough depth in any of the characters for you to be able to care about them or to get in...more
Joan Renault is a 16 year old girl with typical teenage girl problems--and a few that are not. She has boy problems, best friend problems, and school problems, but she also carries more than her fair share of the weight of the world on her shoulders. She is in training to be the next great voodoo priestess by her grandmere Marie Laveau, Louisiana's most famous voodoo priestess, who has been dead for over 100 years.
Magic is nothing new in Young Adult novels, but very rarely do we get to read about voodoo! That alone will draw readers into this new novel by Mary Ann Loesch!
Joan is strong and fierce. I loved her attitude!
I personally loved the humor in this book. It is a bit darker with Voodoo and horror elements, but the humor is definitely something that lightens it up.
This is most definitely one of those books that you think about long after you are done reading it...more
The cover was the first thing that drew me in. I love the cover for this book. It's bright, mysterious, and a little unsettling. I gives a great feel of the book. After the cover grabbed me, I read the synopsis. Ok this sounds good. So I jumped at the chance to read it. Once I started the book I could not put it down.
The story is completely different then anything I have read or seen. Greek is the...more
This review is based on a complimentary copy which was prov...more
I really liked this book. From the first page, this book was brilliant. I loved the characters, the plot, the relationships-just everything! The characters were well-developed and each one had a purpose. There was some humor in the story that I liked, because it didn't take away from the intensity of the whole book. Also, the plot twists and turn were surprising. Overall, this book was quite original and written nicely.
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