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A Reckless Witch

(A Modern Witch #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  6,020 ratings  ·  252 reviews
With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson…

As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. She swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels, and lived in complete magical freedom. And then Momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care, an unhappy and very secret witch.

Fetched by Nell's spell, s
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published 2011 by Fireweed Publishing
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Mar 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: magic-n-dragons
I think I'll be stopping here in the series. It's too sappy for me. Plus, I'm not personally attracted to a senario where Everbody is having Babies.

But I really liked this story. Sierra was an interesting well done character. She had her flaws and insecurities, but unlike the last fetched witch, I found her quite likable. Jamie's brother Devin is also an interesting addition to the mix and I enjoyed his part in the whole storyline. I'm fond of honorary big brothers, so he sat very well with me.

Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2013
This series is intellectual rat poison, but I don't mind. Theres only so much hard historical fact and reference material one can tolerate without their mind imploding inside their skull.

On to the book!
I didn't particularly like Sierra, and was disappointed the author kind of bitched out on telling us the specifics of what happened to Amelia. I think that the series could do with a death or some other horrible thing (not just Evan and Amelia. A recent death) to rattle the Witch Central communit
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Back with our favorite witches in book three of her captivating series, Ms. Geary does it again. We start on a good size wave, and as the story builds with everything going on, we crash with a tsunami wave big enough to take out several small villages; but our witches handle a young reckless with, a new baby witchling determined to be born in her own way, and the memory of a beloved lost member of the community.

Sierra Brighton is a water witch born and raised. When she was twelve her mother disa
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was better than the 2nd in the series, although it pretty much keeps the same theme as the other two. I would like more confrontation, but at this point, I am pretty sure it's not going to happen in this series. So, read on if you like lots o' love, some interesting spells and certain kinds of fantasy involving witchcraft, and LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD!
That, and everyone smiling-constantly.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
So far, Ms. Geary has been sharing the lives of Aunt Moira's family in her Modern Witch Series of books. In A Reckless Witch, Nell's fetching spell goes out into the modern world and brings home a lost soul of sorts in the form of Sierra Brighton. Her momma has shown her many tricks, but she is no longer with her and now Sierra must perform the biggest one of them all - get a job and get on with her life.

Sierra's ability to mess with the weather seems like fun for her, but causes a lot of troubl
Angela Holtz
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
From: Lilac Wolf and Stuff

I love it! The cover is the same as the other "Hidden Witch" books but this one is purple. It's a great picture and it gives continuity to the series.

As for the characters, they are all so sweet and loving. There is no lack of love, fun and banter. They all love to tease each other. Sometimes it's a little high on the cheese factor but there are others when the characters are so sweet I would tear up.

The main character, Sierra, in this story is a powerful witch, but her
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2011-books
Eagerly anticipated, yet another fantastic book about the Witch world! I think I loved this one even more than the others!

The Reckless Witch in this book is Sierra, an 18 year old who was the daughter of a very free spirited witch who traveled the world and taught her daughter how to use her powers but didn't teach her rules or safety. Sierra is a very strong and powerful witch but is a bit of a lost soul. Her mother left her in a hotel when she was 12 and never returned. Nobody knows what happ
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another fun entry in the Modern Witch series. Really light, bordering on sappy at times, but in spite of the sugar overload (including way too many references to Nutella cookies and ice cream) I am really enjoying the series. I think it's because it feels good to read something happy where everyone cares for each other and there's a great community that spans continents. At first I was worried that the new character, 18 year old Sierra, was going to be annoying, reckless and not very likable, bu ...more
Robin Cole
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an outstanding series. It is super light reading and very Disney-esque in its family oriented message of kindness, forgiveness, patience and love. Normally i read more zombie books, apocalypse, death and destruction books but i like the occasional fantasy and the witch aspect caught my attention after so many vampires and zombies so i gave it a try and just feel in love! Great character development and family dynamic. Although the stories are pretty light weight and too "all good things ...more
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yes, I've seen the reviews - the people who complain about too many babies, too many happy endings, etc. I guess I don't care - this may be Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo for adult women, and right now that's exactly what I want in my life. I love this family, I love the joy and challenges, and I like cookies.
I decided I need a quick, easy, fun read, so am revisiting Debora Geary's Witch series. It did not disappoint. If I were a witch, I'd want to be part of this crazy, lovable Celtic extended family of witches. Just saying.
Diann J. Wiklund
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best she has written

I re-read all her Witch books every November. This is the best. So very much truth, love, laughter and joy. This book is a great gift to any ones soul.
August Schau
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Multiple story lines intertwining and weaving.. lots of emotion on both sides of the page.
Joe Young
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another example of Debora Geary's marvelous writing that is as much magic as any of the tribe of witches she describes could have called forth. This adventure is about an eighteen year old witch that was abandoned by her mother after dropping her at a hotel in New Orleans during Marti Gras when she was barely twelve. The witch's search found her in Oregon six years later as she was about to graduate from the social service support and foster care that expired when she turned eighteen in four day ...more
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Geary, Debora

Until she was twelve years old, Sierra's life was filled with wonder and excitement with her carefree mother. Traveling in exotic countries, dancing in hurricanes, playing with ocean currents...Sierra's childhood was one of magic and beauty that came to an abrupt end when she was abandoned in New Orleans and left to fight her way through the foster care system and grieve over the disappearance of her mother. Now, as she comes of age and is forced to make decisions about her a
Marilyn Rondeau
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the third book of Geary’s marvelous A Modern Witch series, A RECKLESS WITCH is as heartwarming and as heart-wrenching as the first two in this series. The motto or creed of the modern witches is …..With great power comes great responsibility….. In this third book to the series, one teenaged witch, Sierra Brighton had traveled the world, swam with the baby whales, danced in storm funnels and lived in complete magical freedom. Then her momma died and Sierra ended up in foster care a very unhapp ...more
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the third book Witch Central find their third witch through Witch's Chat. Sierra Brighton. As a child her mother taught her the wonders of weather magic while they travelled the world, of twirling in tornados and swimming with whales. Little more than a teenager, she was abandoned by her mother at a young age. Ever since she's spent her life in foster care - until Witch Central find her.

Sierra is one of the most powerful weather witches living, more so than her mother. However, her distress a
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I must say, out of all the books in this series this one was by far my favorite.
That is saying a lot considering how much I enjoyed the others.

***SPOILAR ALERT*** My review has pieces of information that you may not want to read until you've gotten the book.


In "A Reckless Witch", we are introduced to some new characters. We meet Jamie's brother, Devin, along with their old friend Govin, a very seri
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I liked this book better than the second one, "A Hidden Witch" bit not as much as the first one, "A Modern Witch." Once again, Nell's witch finding computer program has located a witch, who turns out to be 18 year old Sierra. This young witch has just aged out of the foster care system in Oregon. She needs to find a way to support herself and is very happy when Nell offers her a job and the means to get herself down to Berkeley. It turns out that Nell's and Jamie's family knew of Sierra's mother ...more
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked this book better than the second one, "A Hidden Witch" bit not as much as the first one, "A Modern Witch." Once again, Nell's witch finding computer program has located a witch, who turns out to be 18 year old Sierra. This young witch has just aged out of the foster care system in Oregon. She needs to find a way to support herself and is very happy when Nell offers her a job and the means to get herself down to Berkeley. It turns out that Nell's and Jamie's family knew of Sierra's mother ...more
Nov 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Debora Geary is back with the third installment in her Witch series, A Reckless Witch. If you follow me at all, you know that I absolutely adore this series and this latest book is no exception.

A Reckless Witch follows the story of Sierra, and eighteen year old witch who discovers her connection to the witching community. Our favorite characters are back, along with some exciting new ones. As Sierra learns to balance her powers, the witching community prepares to welcome its newest member.

Like t
Lauren Eli
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
I am so excited for this book! I immediately downloaded it for my Kindle as soon as I saw it was available. I cannot wait to stay up all night, enthralled until the wee hours of the morning.

Edit: It was definitely worth staying up late for. As with the other two in the series, I was drawn in by the first few pages and unable to put it down by the 2nd chapter. The thing that always seems to get me the most is that the characters all have flaws and are never inherently perfect. And the character
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I've kind of been tearing through Debora Geary's Modern Witch books so fast I don't take the time to review them. I just give them the great ratings that addictive books deserve and move on to the next one in the line-up. But I'm going to slow down a bit on A Reckless Witch and give it some words.

Maybe it's that Debora Geary tells a story close to my heart of the 18-year-old girl of huge power but very little understanding of consequences, but I really appreciate how she wrote Sierra - the
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the third installment in the Modern Witch series. The title gives away the theme nicely. It is reckless to use power without training, without knowing the consequences, and also reckless to judge people based on their heritage instead of who they are. The witches of Witch Central embrace Sierra, an 18 year old witch whose mother vanished when she was twelve and left her in the foster system. Sierra is a weather witch who has never learned how to do things the safe way and does not know t ...more
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I really enjoy the joy and love of the characters in this series. It's my favorite part.

Sierra was a tough character to like at first, and although I really felt for her, she still annoyed me. She was maybe meant to come off less as immature and more as alone and unknowing, but in the beginning especially, I honestly mistook her for a thirteen or fourteen year old, instead of the almost-eighteen year old she really was. Maybe some of that was how she always referred to her mother in the child-l
Dec 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r-other
Review first published on my blog:

A Reckless Witch is the third installment in Deborah Geary's Modern Witch stories. The first two were titled A Modern Witch and A Hidden Witch respectively. These books are part family saga and part fairy tale. The stories are about witches but are not dark and gloomy. They are instead bright, humorous, and lighthearted. A fun and easy read that leave you hoping that another installment is coming.

This installment of the s
What isn't to like about this book or this series. Where else can you read about a 4 year old super witch so obsessed with Harry Potter that he teaches himself to really fly on a broom? I would love this book just for that, as if just for that sums up that lovely and funny part of this story. Maybe it's because I have a 4 year old right now that I love the little Potter wannabe so much. A reckless witch is so much more than broom rides. It's a story about an 18 year old girl finding herself and ...more
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Danielle Zeiher
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I hardly know where to begin describing Debora's world of magic, family, and friendship from her modern witch novels. Each one is an amazing tribute to her skill as a creator of an addicting world full of characters I want to invite home with me. A Reckless Witch, the third book in the series, is no exception. With the addition of Sierra, a young, determined girl with a love of fun and a lack of training in control and safety, the usual cast of characters gets turned a little upside down. I laug ...more
Masha Toit
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is probably the most dramatic and wacky of the witch series so far. The witch families we met in the previous books have to deal with a young weather witch, Sierra, who has no idea about the responsibilities that go along with power. They react strongly and some lessons are learnt about love, fear and acceptance.

We get to meet some great new characters: Jamie's irresponsible brother Devin, Govin the careful weather witch and TJ the non-magical weather geek and of course Sierra herself. The
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