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A Modern Witch

(A Modern Witch #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  12,554 ratings  ·  1,056 reviews
Can you live 28 years without discovering you're a witch? — Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. — The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you mi ...more
Nook, 304 pages
Published March 12th 2011 by Fireweed Publishing (first published 2011)
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Marilyn Groves The author pulled all the ebook versions available, and I doubt if she'll release them again. Your best option may be to check if any of your friends …moreThe author pulled all the ebook versions available, and I doubt if she'll release them again. Your best option may be to check if any of your friends purchased one when it was available (they're loanable) (less)

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Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading his book, but I gave it two stars. Why? Because it has no plot, no conflict, no resolution, no character development. A happy main character has a happy friend and they meet a happy family of witches and they live happily ever after. Which is great, if what you're looking for is pure fluff-- and sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered-- but not very fulfilling if you're looking to relate to the characters. Which leads to another issue: there is no voice; that is, every ch ...more
Van Brewer
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps Debora Geary’s writing can be summarized by saying that she writes loving stories. To clarify, some people write love stories – but in Ms. Geary’s worlds love is a verb, not a noun. Like the magic many of her characters have, love is something that isn’t meant to have but is meant to be done. In an era that popularizes dark protagonists and anti-heroes it is wonderful to read stories where a character’s tears are likely derived from joy, and even tears of sadness are born of grief for an ...more
Feb 09, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
one of the worst books I've read in a long-time. No plot whatsoever, nothing! Full of stupid dialogues,(no, seriously,there were ONLY dialogues, no action at all!!) ice cream, hearts, flowers, butterflies, golden haired babies that could speak like grown ups, reindeers, whiskers on kittens etc. I 'm really astonished of how so many people gave this a good review, it just made me want to throw up with all this enforced "sweetness". And where exactly was the humor? If you like your books to have a ...more
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-review
Quick & Dirty:

-Non-Kindle users - DRM FREE! Can easily be converted!

-Very enjoyable book, not an "edge of your seat" thriller but still wonderful.

-I was fully entranced by this story, it will be difficult to find people who don't like it...I've provided a list below of who I think should stay's pretty short.

This book won't be for everyone though, I suggest you DON'T READ IT IF:
1. You need a story where the plot revolves around good vs evil and the apocalypse just around the corner.
2. Y
Amy Eye
Mar 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Refreshing. Does that seem like the right word to describe a book about witches in today's world? Well, whether you agree with me or not, I'm sticking with the word. REFRESHING! :-) I just went on an adventure with a troop full of witches - on of them not even able to tie his shoes yet. In the process, I met quite a few fun people, and wish that it didn't have to end.

Miss Lauren and her best friend, Nat, have quite the life built up in Chicago. It may be cold, but the windy city has been great t
I found "A Modern Witch" to be a tad too cloying and precious for my taste. It wasn't a badly realised world for the most part but a couple of issues bothered me with character development.
The new witch Lauren discovers she is an extremely powerful mind witch after being thrown into a witch chat room while shopping for ice cream online.
Lauren and the four year old child Averyn are too gifted. The book focuses a lot on their training but it's stated from the beginning they are more powerful than
Jacob Proffitt
This book lacks any recognizable elements of story starting with any concept of actual conflict. There's not only no bad guy/girl, there's no bad people. As such, it's a highly idealized community building novel about a woman who comes into her power as a witch, meets the witch community, and finds her place within it. There are no real obstacles in her way, other than her own reluctance to change (and even that's mostly simple inertia). All the surrounding characters are kind and generous and w ...more
Kendra Merritt
I did not end up liking this one. The plot wasn't very compelling for me. I couldn't figure out what goal I was supposed to be rooting for which made it hard to relate to the main character. And a surprising amount of attention was paid to the main character's best friend and love interest when, honestly, I couldn't have cared less about them. I realize Geary wanted to be different and having the protagonist end up with her tall, dark and handsome witch mentor would have been cliche, but what wa ...more
Maria Elmvang
This book had me hooked already on page two, when I discovered that at least some witches in this universe wrote witching spells using computer code! As an IT consultant myself, this was something that immediately appealed to me and I fell instantly in love.

Fortunately the rest of the book more than lived up to my expectations. Granted, it doesn't have the most complex or innovative plot, but it's just a genuinely pleasant book. I loved the characters, and their antics had me laughing out loud s
Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signal
This book did not have a plot. A good thing happened, and everyone was happy about it; and then another good thing happened, and everyone was happy about that; and then yet another good thing happened. Repeat for 25 chapters.

I think this book is best understood as being similar to a romance novel, except the wish-fulfillment theme is not sex but family. The grandmother watches as her family gets married, and has children, and everybody turns out to be extremely precocious...
Vic Rodriguez
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
One my English teachers recommended me this book because she thought I was ready for something like this, also because by that time I was obsessed with witches and covens. I am so grateful she recommended me this book.

This book was good, I really enjoyed it. The writing, the characters and how everything works out well, how everything connects. I am obsessed with Nora and Lauren, I love them as characters and their Powers.

They story works out just fine even tho I thought that computers and mag
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I'm with both Anna and Jacob for the most part on this one - it's one of the sweetest, least cynical and devoid of conflict books I've read, and it surprises me that I enjoyed it quite so much. It's especially surprising as even while enjoying it, I was registering excessive use of a story element that normally makes me very cranky: the protag's being the BEST. EVER. [whatever]. I did think that it would have helped tighten things up if we hadn't had quite such a succession of: Lauren's a witch. ...more
You know, there are all these people who just want to be included as part of a family, be close and have relationships ... yeah. And the only way to do it, really, if you think about it, is to well ... to be a coven of modern witches who sit around and chat on their computers all day (wow, those parts were boring). And you loop people into your coven by manipulative means and force them to take on more than they want to because ... well, because they care about you and your kid, so, that's all r ...more
Jan 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. Funny, sweet, entertaining. I want to become part of this world and be adopted into the Walker clan. I have been snowed in for the last few days and I have done very little besides read this series. It is rare for me to fall in love with an ensemble cast book. Usually too many characters and POVs get confusing and frustrating, but I loved all the characters.
Yes, the chat logs might put some people off, but they gave such an understanding to the characters that were
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, witchy
What an unexpected delight this book turned out to be!

Lauren is one of Chicago's youngest top realtors who one day finds herself fetched into a witch chat room on the internet when she was innocently shopping for groceries at an online website. There she meets 3 witches who tell her they believe she is a witch and send a male witch, Jamie, to Chicago to assess her power. Lauren agrees to be tested, sort of.

Now you are all assuming that love sparks....well you aren't wrong but this book does not
Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There’s no other way to say it, I loved Debora Geary’s A Modern Witch.

I picked it up because one snippet I saw about it compared it to Harry Potter for adults. That’s true in the fact that our heroine, Lauren, doesn’t know she’s a witch. To me, that’s really where the similarity ends. If you’re truly looking a Harry Potter for adults, with an epic battle between good and evil, then this probably isn’t the read for you. But if you’re open to something that embraces the softer, more nuanced side o
It's quite rare to find a story as slice-of-lifey as this outside of comics/manga. There is very little in the way of drama in this story, just some learning about witchcraft and some slight tension about which city to live in. There's nothing at all resembling the usual plotline you find in stories about witches - there's no Big Bad trying to EvilEvil, no suggestion of Dark Organisations, or Corruption Behind a Whited Sepulchre. There is a lot of heartwarming moments, and family affirmation, an ...more
Ellen (more books, please)
I am really not sure why these were in my library. Must have been a sale or something. But I am so glad I bought them and then listened to them.

Reality? Umm, no. It is about a modern witch. Our girl Lauren has no idea she is a witch until she is "found" by other witches one day while doing 'net grocery shopping.

Lucky for Lauren she is "found" by delightful, ethical witches who want nothing but the best for her.

A Modern Witch takes you through, in a mostly PG-13 way, the way this young woman (an
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book, which surprised me, considering it's basically a chick flick about witches in book form. I won't go into the plot, which you can pick up from other reviews. I will instead point out the main thing that made this book refreshing and enjoyable, namely, that all the characters in this book are nice people. There isn't one asshole character in the book. It's not that I mind asshole characters, or a snarky, cynical protagonist, but it's really nice to read a book where the c ...more
Elissa Ketterer
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a more adorable family friendly book. And definitely not one so urban fantasy based. The characters are a little too much at times, like...The book was perfect, but I do have to admit it would have been even better if things slowed down a bit. And the author focused more on the characters. It was like she made this amazing family and community and tossed you into the story of six different people. While it wasn't confusing at all, it was a little overwhelming in some moments. B ...more
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice story about a young woman learning that she is a witch and coming to terms with it. The characters are full of friends and loving family members, and the book is supportive of healthy relationships. Also, it is interesting to read a book these days in which the romance is not with the main character, but between two supporting characters. I gave it three stars instead of four because there are some scenes that don't quite make sense and some of the conclusions happen without enough build ...more
Jun 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
this book has absolutely zero plot, no conflict or point to this other than a witch discovering her witchness and being trained. i kept waiting for spice but all it has is a ton of sugar. everyone is lovey dovey perfect and life is perfect and it is flat out annoying. the super details of how why and what powers are is just too much. i have no clue why this book is so highly rated. i am hardly a book snob. i enjoy my cheesy romances and my crazy thrillers but there has to be a point to a book. i ...more
Jan 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
characters were poorly developed, slow moving plot, boring " chat room" story recaps throughout, lack of depth. would NOT recommend.
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
What a delight! I can truly say I enjoyed every moment I spent reading this lovely book. The character development, even of the more minor characters, was rich enough that I felt as if I had actually met them in person. I loved the fact that there were characters of all ages, including some magical children. Unlike many fantasies, there is no wicked power that the main character has to slay. It's more a book of self-development, love, friendship, and loyalty and ... ice cream (specifically Ben & ...more
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this series because of the author's latest book. One day after it was released, it had 50 five star reviews on Amazon. So, of course, I instantly thought "Scam!" and was bemoaning that I could no longer trust user reviews, since there are so many paid reviews these days. But then I decided to investigate further. Amazingly enough, all the reviewers' profiles seemed legit. So, I figured I'd give the series a shot. I'm so glad I did! I got this as my free Amazon Prime lending lib ...more
Karen Mead
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fantasy
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book from the first few scenes, but it rapidly morphed into an incredibly charming story. A Modern Witch is really different from most contemporary fantasy I've read in that there's very little conflict; I could see the lack of conflict, or even an antagonist really, translating as boring to some, but I enjoyed it.

Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting tired of seemingly every contemporary fantasy plot involving a murder investigation or lengthy supernatural p
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have never picked the series up if it hadn't been on sale in audible and had high stars on both amazon and here. Boy, am I glad I started this series.

It's an amazing series of books centered around "modern witches," or some might prefer people with psychic power(ie telepathy) who can focus and control their magic through spells. Since they are modern witches they use the Internet to search for unknown witches.

Magic is important in this series, but rather more important theme throughout
I DNF'd at 62%. I simply couldn't force myself to listen to this book anymore. It's not for me. This book is a blend of fantasy and romance, but there is not enough of either to really hold my attention. I like the premise (obviously, or I wouldn't have bothered) of modern witches with "every day" lives, but it turns out that I find it rather boring. It was basically my life, but with a witch chat room. I definitely don't want to read about me.

Side note: The narrator for the Audible edition has
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still loving this book every time I read it. Especially given everything that has come into my life since reading it, because for me, the two are connected. I do Yoga now because of this book. And that's only one of the changes in my life. If you've not read it yet, let the wonderful folks at Witch Central open your heart, mind, and hips to make a bit more room in there. You'll be glad you did!!! Read it again...
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
OK... it got 4 by GR standards, but officially, I'm going with 3½♥s and the narrator didn't do the story any favors.

(More review eventually)

Fluffy light non-spicy romance, little conflict, hearts and rainbows and unicorns Catwoman.
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