Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey's Guides #1)
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 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
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 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
What I appreciated the most was the poetic style of writing that the author has, her descriptions and use of language really caught my attention. I loved the flow and rhythm of the sentences which were so beautifully described, the author really has a way with words.
The sun had set but enough light remained to stain the splotchy clouds a beautiful orange (36%)
Buttery moon (41%)
And one of my favourites – totally fab desc:
We looked o...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
Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraftdoesn’t stray too far from the typical young adult para...more
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft was...how do I put this? It was...interesting. For one, this is the first book I've read that only involved witches. Usually there's some werewolves, or some vampires thrown in to make the book more interesting. Some people spend their time reading paranormal books. I usually don't, so this is a bit out of the norm for me.
Yes, I enjoyed it, but I found a few things to be...well, annoying. For one, nothing about Julian and Audre...more
Audrey’s life is a mundane as could be, that is until her mother disappears to help her family which neither Audrey or her sister Meg have ever heard of. Their only link to what is really going on is when their mysterious “cousin” Sadie s...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
Very appealing cover, I like the spiral effect and the coloring. I for one am a huge fan of the girls in dresses on covers.
The start of the story took me some time to get into. Learning the characters, the setting and pacing was something that I did have to get used to. When I initially picked up the book, it was a lot larger than I thought it would be.
The pacing and plot really starts to pick up around chapter 5. Lets just say the magic really starts to happen. The pace...more
First Impressions: I found out about Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft from the author herself and I was totally excited to read it. In my opinion, there aren’t nearly enough good witch books out in the market right now. Heck, my husband and I even went to Salem, MA for our first year wedding anniversary, so needless to say, I like witches! I also liked how Jody decided to self-publish this book. She certainly has enough readers for it...more
Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft was an enjoyable read, though I must admit if I had picked it up a few years ago I might have liked it more. There isn’t really a logical reason why this is, I’ve just changed my taste in books ever so slightly. The story is very current, referencing Facebook and Twitter as well as popular books of our recent past – Harry Potter and Twilight to name a few. I like to be far from reality when I’m...more
The story is about Audrey, a 17 year old who has just learned she is a witch. Her mother is missing and there is a big problem brewing that involves Audrey's family that she must help with.
What stood out most to me about this book was the writing. Gherman has an almost poetic way of explaining surroundings. The main character (Audrey) also has a lo...more
Audrey was a great character. It’s been a few years since I was 17, but I found myself realting to Audrey easily. She’s a bit socially awkward, would rather study chemistry or bake a cake than party, and she’s fiercely protective of her friends an...more
The voice in this book was flashy and fun. There was just enough high school mixed with new-witch-hiding-her-identity. I was completely in love with the 'cousin,' Sadie. She's eccentric and cool all at the same time. And the book is all around fun without being vapid and girly. The love story felt natural, w...more
She’s very protective, it sometimes border on being overprotective, but at least most of the time she has the reason to… She’s also very smart considering she guessed her real bloodline thought she tried to deny it at first… And then there is her power… It’s very awesome and powerful… Just imagine, you’re able to do something extraordinary with just the use of your eyes…
I think he...more
This was the very first book I read on my new Nook Color, and I loved that, but this is a book review. This book is quirky, suspenseful, humorous, and exciting! I easily read a few chapters a day for the first couple of days, but once I hit chapter thirteen, I was hooked. I did not put down my Nook for anything more than a moment. I became enthralled background story of a relationship Audrey develops, not to mention the main story line: chas...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
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
This is such a great book and story. Audrey may not be the most popular girl in her school, but she is not one to be messed with either, especially once she finds out that she is not losing her mind but is coming into her family secret powers. Audrey never, in a million years, thought she would be learning that her family has a deep secret past of being witches and that she is coming in to her own powers. When her Mom goes away unannounced for a "fami...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
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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
I liked that the characters made an impression on me. I could clearly picture them and their different personalities. Audrey feeling like a wallflower, Meg shining with infinite coolness, Bridget's sweetness... Each character had some defining traits that stood out very well and none of them were boring. I also thought Audrey was a nice c...more
I received this ebook from the author for review
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft, the first in the Audrey's Guides series, by Jody Gehrman is a quick read that offers more than the short synopsis can possibly portray. With its well-written prose and witty dialogue, Gehrman's novel is a fun summer read that will steal your attention for hours.
There are four points to take notice of while reading Gehrman's novel: the dialogue, the prose, the characte...more
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