Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides, #1)
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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 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
Paperback, 293 pages
Published June 30th 2012 by Magic Genie Books (first published June 29th 2012)
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Keertana
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3.5 Stars

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
Heidi
Three and a half stars: A blend of magic, romance and mystery, and a solid start to a series.

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
Kimba
Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft has a gorgeous cover and inside there is a terrific spell-casting, character filled tale that kept me spellbound. Witches, necromancers, swoon worthy guys and a chocolate cake with raspberries that should be illegal! This witchy tale offered a great start to a new series.

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
LaSara FireFox
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is a delightfully gripping page-turner. A great mix of mystery, suspense, and romance, this book was equally enjoyed by my teenage daughter and myself.

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
Xenophon Hendrix
I'm not the intended audience for this book. I'm too old and male. I read it because I was attracted by the title, for I was looking for something light. My body had been invaded by a foul seasonal virus, and kittens, rainbows, and butterflies were the most I wanted to handle. Kittens do show up, but the book is darker than I had hoped. It also has a strong teen romance element, which I could have done without. But I don't hold any of the above against the book. As I said, I'm not the intended a...more
Stephanie Ward
'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 wi...more
christal ( jen'sbookworld )
This review can also be found on my blog - Jen's Book World

21st August
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!!

2nd September
First of a...more
Melissa
This review was originally posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings on October 31, 2012.

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
Valentina
This is one of those books that can make a weekend fly by as you read it. It’s the kind that puts you in a good mood.
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
Misty
Coming on the heels of Babe in Boyland, I have to say, I was sadly disappointed. There were a number of reasons, but I think the biggest reason was voice. Natalie from Boyland had such a strong, distinctive, engaging voice - her personality was completely there. Audrey... Audrey is often closer to a stock character. There were moments when her humor and personality would come through more strongly, and I would feel what the book couldbe, but most of the time, I felt like you could easily swap he...more
Sheila
A young adult novel with sparkling dialog, excellent vocabulary, deep characters, plausible crushes and… well, and a paranormal plotline, Jody Gehrman’s Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft has it all. The story almost reads itself, smoothly written with great voices, wonderful use of language (where else will you read the word “neologisms” and immediately know what it means?), fantastic age-appropriate imagery, depictions of scenery as powerfully evocative as those of magic, and all told in a beautiful...more
Christy Luis
   
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
Shanti
First off, I didn't really find the cover that appealing.
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
Krystal Willingham
Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft has turned out to become one of my favorite books. I am so happy to have finally found a book that knows what it is talking about when it comes to witchcraft. Granted, this book is not full of witchy stuff nor does it go into great detail about witchcraft. What I am talking about is when it does mention something that has to do with witchcraft it tells the truth and the author doesn’t make up something that just sounds good. From what I can tell, either the author kn...more
Andrea
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft was a story that I had been looking forward to reading for months. I held off until the week of Halloween, thinking that I would be in the perfect mood for some magic.

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
Jen McConnel
This YA novel is a fast, snappy read. Audrey possesses extreme magical talent, but it takes her mother's strange disappearance and a threat to the safety of the world for her to realize that she's, well, a witch. Add in a handsome guy who might just be her soul-mate, an evil necromancer who wants her power, and a quirky cousin who wants to help, and you have a story bursting with loveable characters, enough drama to keep things moving, and tingly romantic scenes. Such a fun tale, and I can't wai...more
Krazykiwi

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

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Natasha
What a great book!!! It moved along at a good pace with plenty to keep you coming back for more. Two worlds with so many secrets! Author was spot on with the Dallas Character and the hows and whys of her actions, and I loved when Bridgett had her moment! I cant wait to read the next book and I would love to see more of Audrey and Julian and their sparks!
Jenna
Hmmm there was something lacking in this book. It had all the markings off a good
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.
Kira
Audrey's mother goes missing. Neither her or her sister were deeply concerned about this, which was odd. Then a "supposed" relative shows up saying their mother sent her as a long term babysitter. The sisters have their doubts but within minutes let this complete stranger into their house!!! How fucking stupid are they!? Don't they know that kidnappers, rapists, and killers use the same tactics to lure kids in?

Audrey suddenly develops powers. Turns out that she's a witch. But guess what? She has...more
Dinky
Aug 04, 2012 Dinky marked it as to-read
Vau, práve som si pozerala správy na Goodreads a čo nevidím, správa od úžasnej Jody Gehrman, v ktorej mi posiela e-knihu Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft úplne zadarmo,len preto, lebo videla že som si jej knihu pridala do to-read listu. Nemyslela som si že autor môže byť taký milý, či ide o propagáciu, či nie :D (:
Trista Siegel
There was one thing that annoyed me in this novel and that Sadie and the clan. I understand the purpose of Sadie and how important she is but did she have to be annoying too? She followed the rules of the clan but at what cost? I understand the importance of keeping secrets but keeping the secret almost killed Meg.
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
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Kat
LOL: 'Speaking of sinister creepiness, Dallas Rizzo came sashaying around the corner....'
Natalie S.
Wonderful and fresh! Full review to come tomorrow!
Becky
4.5 stars!
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
Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)
Thank you to Jody Gehrman for providing me a copy of this book for review!

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
Wendy Hines
Audrey is just your average teenage girl. She likes spending time with her best friend, likes chemistry and baking. Not so average - she's just found out she comes from a long line of witches.

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
Kaytee (Flirting with Fiction)
This review, author interview, and giveaway of a signed copy of the book can be found at my blog:
Dedicated Readers Only

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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Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of ten novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Be...more
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