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Witch Boy

(Witch Boy Trilogy #1)

3.02  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The spirit is willing...

Strange but true: I can move things with my mind. Even stranger, but just as true: Lately, I've been looking in the mirror and seeing a face I don't recognize. I've been knocking down trees and throwing boulders without touching them. And I've done some seriously heinous something to my girlfriend in this kind of ... I don't know ... freak out. I
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by HarperCollins
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Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Okay, I first read this book back in middle school and never finished the trilogy as the local library didn't have the sequels. I recently read through the whole series and have some thoughts.

Plot-wise, the series as a whole is unremarkable. The author blurb mentions how Russell Moon was interested in Celtic mythology and that is how he was inspired to write the books, but aside from some terms thrown around here and there, this really could be any generic "boy discovers he has magical powers"
Jan 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Marcus is terrified by his strange power to move things with his mind. Just before he and his mom are going to move to a new town, he gives in to his longtime girlfriends plea to make love and becomes certain he has done something terrible to her when she disappears in a blaze of light, and he comes to gripping a handful of her hair in his fist. Is she dead or alive? Who or what kind of monster is he? And why do all of the people in his new town seem so familiar to him?

The first book in a
Kai Van
Aug 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2014
A decent enough pemise. A weak, unimpressive execution. I've always been a big fan of young adult paranormal books, but this one just didn't do it for me. Marcus is a hard character to feel anything other than irritation for. I get that it's a trilogy and you can't answer everything in the first book, but it's slow paced and leads to more questions than answers. It seems like it's supposed to be written for teens (somewhere around 14, 15, or so) but the style seems more middle school. But I ...more
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled upon this little gem when I was in Middle School, my mother had taken me to a used bookstore with her and while she was searching around for her books I was browsing as well. From the bottom shelf I spotted a title that caught my eye "Witch Boy" I read the back of the book, then started in on the first chapter. I was hooked, and as soon as I heard "Alright, let's go." I jumped up and put the book on the counter. (My mother would never say no to one of her children reading.) Either ...more
Amaleen Gonzalez
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hero (5) - Marcus' character is pretty amazing. The way he's confused and scared is well done.

Other characters (4)- The other characters are pretty good as well, such as his mother and Marcus' crush. The only thing that bothered me about them, particularly the other witches, was that they didn't seem to understand how to approach Marcus or how to convince him to join them. They did it in a pretty ineffective way and couldn't fix that.

Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Too frustrating to want to read the other 2. dragged out much too long. normally i consider a book a success if the author conjures up strong feelings in me but i think my feelings moved from being frustrated with the main character to being frustrated at the book. GET TO THE POINT!!!!
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book was definitely worth reading. It's far from one of my favorites but I did enjoy it. I believe that if/when I finish this series I'll probably like the book a lot more but I have many other books that I would prefer to read before I continue with this series.
Margot Fallen
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! Haunting and heartbreaking. Its like being caught in a nightmare that you don't want to wake up from. I can't find any other books by this author. Russell Moon, if you read ever read this (unlikely), WRITE MORE BOOKS PLEASE!!!! Its like nothing I've ever read, a definite must read.
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Russell Moon's deep interest in Celtish magic and mythology compelled him to write Witch Boy, his first fantasy novel.

Other books in the series

Witch Boy Trilogy (3 books)
  • Blood War (Witch Boy Trilogy, #2)
  • Dark Prince (Witch Boy Trilogy, #3)