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Hollywood Witch Hunter

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  279 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
From the moment she first learned the truth about witches…she knew she was born to fight them.

Now, at sixteen, Iris is the lone girl on the Witch Hunters Special Ops Team.

But when Iris meets a boy named Arlo, he might just be the key to preventing an evil uprising in Southern California.

Together they're ready to protect the human race at all costs. Because that's what witc
ebook, 250 pages
Published July 20th 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark
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Sasha Alsberg
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Val created the perfect Hollywood satire book and mix that in with Witches and mayhem...well, that makes it even more awesome! Loved this book!
Ben Alderson
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing


Valerie Tejeda
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my book! Thanks so much for reading (or adding) Hollywood Witch Hunter!! Here are a few fun facts about the book:

1. HWH is the first book I have ever written and completed and I wrote the whole book during Nano Writing Month!

2. HWH is a satire. You may think Hollywood Witch Hunter is a standard urban fantasy but it is actually a UF satire and falls more into the action/comedy category. I'm a huge fan of satires of like Odd Thomas, "Buffy," "Men in Black," and of course the new horror/sat
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Hollywood, witches have to kill to stay alive. Hunters are born to hunt them and to protect those they prey on, even though the witches get the most power and youth from the worst people. They still don't deserve to die. Iris is the first girl to be born with the hunter gene, and she's been fighting to be part of the group instead of left in the kitchen (literally).

That premise is seriously retrograde, so I appreciated newly found hunter Arlo pointing out just how stupid it is. Arlo always wa
Caitlin Gutilla
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ugh
Where do I even begin.

I would first like to point out that the reason I did not give this book one star is because that rating is reserved for books that I cannot finish. This book did have SOME entertainment value, which allowed me to finish it, but in basically every other area, it fell flat.


1) The NAMES. Are you kidding me? This is the first thing I noticed about this story: every single person has a weird name, witch or otherwise. Knox, Iris, Silos, Dex, Deacon, Arlo, Levana...
Once Upon a Twilight
Beginning at the prologue, I had felt as if I had stepped into a bad, early 90s, original Disney Channel movie that had been released during Halloween. The prologue gives you the conflict upfront by saying that there is a witch named Belinda in Hollywood who is bitter and selfish, so she takes the lives of young, stuck-up girls to keep herself beautiful. Then she placed a curse on all witches in Hollywood so they would do the same. Because of this, there are people called Hunters that are only c ...more
Oct 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: magic
Me he pasado todo el libro pensando ¿qué coño estoy leyendo? Me parecía todo una broma, el carácter de la protagonista muy over the top y las situaciones ridículas. Brujas en Hollywood que se alimentan de la belleza y juventud de famosas actrices y cantantes, pero solo las egocéntricas ¿eh? que se lo merecen, claro que si. Y al otro lado unos cazadores que tienen que destruirlas para salvar la humanidad. En medio de todo el caos hay un romance que no es un romance, un triángulo que tampoco es tr ...more
Hollywood Witch Hunter is a debut novel written by Valerie Tejeda. It wasn't spectacular, but it was an enjoyable story. It was light, fun, interesting, unique and had a good pace. I wasn't thrilled by the third person point-of-view, but it worked better than most.

There were some twists and turns towards the end that I didn't suspect at all and I was pleasantly surprised as they really enhanced the story. I knew there was something "up" with two of the characters, but it wasn't what I had guess
Heather A
DNF at 30%.

Just don't like it. It's too cheesy for me. And I hate the characters. It started off pretty terrible but it was sort of amusing and entertaining, but the more I'm reading, the more I'm not liking it.

I can not stand the main character Iris, drives me up and the wall and makes my eyes roll. As a supposedly bad-ass girl who dresses in leather and carries a special gold knife to hunt witches and who is supposedly the only female witch hunter in history says "beotch" instead of bitch - it
Feyza Doksanbir
Oct 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
There is no other way for me to put this pleasantly. This book was just not my cup of tea at all. Do you recognize the feeling when you watch a film but the acting is just extremely pretentious to the point that it's aggravating you? Or when you watch a short clip on the Internet claimed to be filmed on the spot, but you can undeniably observe that it's all acted? Poorly, in this case. This book gave me that same exact feeling... I genuinely tried to appreciate this book, but it was just so prep ...more
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

"There are two types of people in Hollywood. The Hunted, and the Hunters."

16-year old Iris Maria Bently is an oddity. She carries the Hunters gene that is normally only found in men. It makes her train harder, and attempt to be better than anyone including her brother Kn
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read Hollywood Witch Hunter in one day. I couldn't put it down. I have been looking forward to this book for a long time and it didn't disappoint. The book is about a witch hunter named Iris who is finding her way. She has a brother name Knox and two guys, Arlo and Silos who are after her heart. It's not the typical love triangle so I enjoyed that.

There's a great villain and a few surprises I never saw coming. I cannot wait for the next one and I hope there is a next one. This book reminded m
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. I found it to be humorous, quick in pace, and just a light, fun read. I really liked Iris as a character and was surprised how the story ended. I'd love to see more of the villain, Belinda. I can't wait for the next one.
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover is pretty cool and what attracted me to the book initially, and it matches what Iris would look like :)

This is a YA book, and it is the first book by new author, Valerie Tejeda. I think she did a great job creating a new and unique world that was definitely entertaining to explore. While it doesn’t say this is a series, the ending suggests that there will be more to come (which
The Book Jar Blog
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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I loved this book! It was such a fun, fast-past read that had me on the edge of my seat. I loved that Iris defied everyone who told her she couldn't be she was a girl. How many times have we heard that one? She kicks butt and this is a fabulous debut novel. Tajeda blends the world of Hollywood and witches to realistically that I wish I lived in this world. A mixture of Veronica Mars, Supernatural and Buffy, this is a great read. There
Michelle Krys
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fun, fast-paced thrill-ride! I couldn't put it down or read it fast enough. I just want to live in this world!
Whitney Lauren (ilovebooksgirl)
Thank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury Spark for a digital ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. (This is a *NON-SPOILER* review!)

*P.S. this is a long ass review that includes my thoughts on each of the main characters, so if you want to skip that, scroll to the bottom!*

Step aside Katniss Everdeen and Tris Prior, get ready to meet the new heroine on the block. Iris Maria Bently is a kick-ass, Latina witch hunter who's ready to show Hollywood what she's made of.

Hollywood Witch Hunter is
Adriyanna Zimmermann
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating 4.5.

Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda definitely took me for a few surprises. I originally wasn’t interested in this book when I heard ‘Hollywood’ in the title, thinking it’d show that pretentious side of Hollywood. I could not be more wrong! The world-building is fascinating, the protagonist incredible, and the satire comedy plus action combination a huge hit. I can describe Tejeda’s debut best as Buffy versus the Wicked Witch of the West, if a fight like that went down.

Hollywood Witch Hunter was a super fun read like I expected it to be, but there something off about it. When it starts Iris has just killed her first witch. She carries the body home (I wonder how no one noticed this?) to show her father so that he'll stop denying that witches are real and that she was born to hunt them. Jump forward a bit and Iris is finally taking the tests to become the first lady witch hunter, but then she learns that a Hollywood starlet that she was suppose to be guarding w ...more
Barbara Desmond
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Got an ARC from Net Galley.

Thanks Bloomsbury Spark.

The title got my attention. Yes I have a weakness for certain types of books and the W word does get my attention. I can't wait to read more books from Valerie since this is her debut. Good job and I look forward to reading the next one. The cover is absolutely perfect for this book.

If only I had a Tardis that would allow me to travel to the future to read books by authors I adore. I get the feeling Valerie has just been added to that list that
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books with positives and negatives and where the balance ends up being an in-the-middle 3 star rating.

I really enjoyed reading about a Latina main character that kicks arse and is proud of her heritage, and I really liked Iris as a character. I really liked that she had decided that she would not back down from her being a witch hunter no matter how many things would get in her way, and how much disdain she'd get from the rest of the all-male Witch Hunter Special Ops Team.

Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Iris is a witch hunter and she is helping train a new hunter Arlo. He is coming in from another division. Her dad is the CEO and in charge of things. But things keep happening and many more questions arise. She has an attraction to Arlo & and another guy. Her brother loves her alot. She also has an fr-enemies relationship with 2 witches that end up helping her out. I loved the friendships and magic and Arlo had me laughing at some scenes. I love that she finds out things about herself and fa ...more
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
My jaw literally dropped at that ending!

I initially had some problems with this book because I just wasn't connecting with the story, but as I read on I began to like it more and more. I love that Iris is a complicated character and shows so much emotion and is just incredibly well rounded. And I, of course, loved the diversity in this book and the fact that Iris is Latina!

There need to be a sequel because that ending, as Belinda would probably say, OH. EM. GEE!
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't brilliant in my opinion. the writing style is a little different than I'm used to. I like that the chapters are short and the story goes by quick. it doesn't have any real slow parts. the characters dialogue was weird. it's strange for supposed to be enemies talk that way, but I think the author mentioned being a comedy like story the end was abrupt, but if it continues I'd consider reading it
Sama Aziz
Sep 18, 2014 marked it as to-read
You do not even understand how badly I want to read this book
Oda Renate
Stars 2.4.5
This book.. This book... well.. Not sure hot to describe it.

I mean the beginning was great had lots of potential..
Then .. yepp it got tropey, the mysterious boy, the snowflake protagonist.. The unerdeveloped characters...
I think the best way to put it is thinking about a cake youre eating in a foreign country, you cant read all the ingredients except that there is some choclate in it. You eat the cake and taste awfull tastes like marsipan, kaviar, and other bad tastes yet now and then
Oda Renate
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Stars 2.4.5
This book.. This book... well.. Not sure hot to describe it.

I mean the beginning was great had lots of potential..
Then .. yepp it got tropey, the mysterious boy, the snowflake protagonist.. The unerdeveloped characters...
I think the best way to put it is thinking about a cake youre eating in a foreign country, you cant read all the ingredients except that there is some choclate in it. You eat the cake and taste awfull tastes like marsipan, kaviar, and other bad tastes yet now and then
Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton
This book was a lot of fun! I enjoy the characters and the semi love triangle. Although the book just may have been a little to faced pace for my liking. Some things could have been more elaborated on. I was a little confused at some points of the story because I couldn't tell if the characters were experiencing illusions or not. Overall I really enjoyed the story and am really looking forward to continuing with this story.
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Feb 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book pissed me off so much.
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