Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides #1)
When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy 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...more
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From the surface, Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft seems to be like any other run-of-the-mill paranormal romance. We have the girl in the beautiful dress on the cover, a synopsis that hints at a female protagonist realizing she has paranormal powers, our classic Missing Parent Syndrome, and, of course, a romantic interest. Yet, when you really begin to read and probe deeper, you find that Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft is so much more than ju...more
Audrey has this nagging feeling that something isn't right. She tries to soothe her nerves in cooking class by baking creme brûlée, but she just can't shake the feeling that her mother was abducted by this strange man with cruel eyes. When she torches the sugar on the custard, something mysterious happens. A face pushes forth from the custard cup. What is happening to her? When she gets home, she confirm...more
The tale pulls you in from the start. We meet protagonist Audrey and things are about to turn upside down in her fairly normal little life. First, strange things happen at school that kind of freak h...more
The full cast of characters feel like friends and family by the end of the book. Even the evil ones, enforcing the adage, "you can't choose your family."
Author Jody Gehrman employs magickal techniques both real and fantastical. Real Witches will know the difference, and perhaps wish we knew how to harness the more eso...more
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 wi...more
An entertaining read. I liked the cover of the book and especially the spooky font of the word 'Witchcraft' and I think Audrey is one of the best fictional character ever imagined by an author. I absolutely loved her! Jody Gehrman sure knows how to create an enticing fantasy world with kick-ass moms and daughters, maniac villains and absolutely adorable and electric romantic scenes. Review soon to come!!
First of a...more
I absolutely LOVED this book! It was already a highly anticipated read on my list, so when Jody contacted me about reviewing it, I immediately said yes. I'm so glad I did! This book combines two of my favorite subjects to read about, witches and baking.
Audrey is a regular girl, who has a bit of a self esteem issue (what high schoolers don't??) Her sister is the social butterfly, who always attracts all the guys....more
The protagonist is Audrey, of course, a teenage girl dealing with the regular issues that come with adolescence and with the things that come with being a witch in training. She is a fun heroine to follow throughout the book, with enough spunk to make her more interesting than many of the YA female protagonists that are out there at the moment.
I would have liked a bit more devel...more
Audrey knows, from the first sentence of the book, that something bad has happened to her mother. What she doesn't understand is how she "just knows." Turns out, her "witchy powers" have come to fruition! Better late than never? Not! As trouble mounts up, making her feel responsible, she soon wishes she had never found out about magic. Someone is threatening her—who? Where is her mother? And how does she fit into this picture?
Before reading this, I was nervous about whether I would feel secure...more
I just don't like the background color and the way the title is presented.
It also seems to make to book look as if it's for much younger readers.
I also didn't like the way the chapters we're divided. Do not ask me why this bothered me, but it just did. I think it might be because it made the book look (sorry for being blunt) cheap.
These things are very minor, though.
They did NOT take away from the terrific story.
I loved the concept the a...more
The story was fun had a lot of sweet moments. Audrey was a main character that I did enjoy. She was kind, thoughtful, and smart. She feels as if her younger, rocker sister, Meg, outshines her. And in some ways, Meg did outshine Audrey. So did their cousin/temporary guardian, Sadie. Sadie and Meg were f...more
I confess to grabbing this as a freebie mostly because of the gorgeous cover of gorgeousness (although it looks a bit blobby in thumbnail, it's really very pretty). So I was pleasantly surprised to find the book was rather enjoyable.
It's very typical YA witchy fare: Teenager Audrey discovers she's actually a witch, and it might just be up to her to save everyone she knows. Nice worldbuilding, light on the infodumps, and the protagonist is funny, if very over-eager. I rather like that she's told...more
story but nothing gripped me about it. In fact I really struggled to get through it.
Hard to put my finger on why I just could not get into it.
Worth a read to see if you like it but I would be reading any of the next books.
Very forgettable book I'm afraid.
Audrey suddenly develops powers. Turns out that she's a witch. But guess what? She has...more
Regardless of my irritation of Sadie and the damn rules, I really enjoyed this book. I love how meeting Audrey changed who Julian was. They are clearly meant to be together and he was...more
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have fallen so far behind with my review books but I'm really making an effort to catch up. The only thing is that by the time I get round to reading them I can't even remember accepting them, let alone what they are about. (How bad is that!!! Should I even admit that here? Hope it doesn't put people off requesting) but as I say, I'm trying harder and catching up.
This book was great for the fact that it immediately d...more
From the instant I started reading this book, I knew I would like it. Of course, Audrey’s a baker and I love to bake, so the inclusion of a recipe on the first page piqued my interest (and made me hungry!).
Just as I had hoped, Jody Gehrman created a fun and magical ride for her readers. I loved Audrey’s character, as well as her sister Meg, and appreciated how different they both were. The inclusion of music, with Meg bein...more
When her mom disappears and a cousin she never knew she had shows up to take care of her and her sister, Audrey knows something is wishy washy. Her mom never mentioned a big family or grandmother, just that she grew up on some hippy commune.
So between the boy she's crushing on, learning how to use her new w...more
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The wonderful Jody Gehrman provided me with a copy of her book to review, so big thanks to her!
I love the concept of this novel - I've always been a fan of witchy things since first watching "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". I haven't read a good witch story in a long time so I was itching to get into this one. Also, the cover, which Judy and her husband designed together, is so pret...more
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