Review: Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade
Something Witchy This Way Comes
Author: Veronica Blade
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her hope of an escape from her inadequate life. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s objective. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other.
When Hayden Anders, the most delinquent kid in school — and the toughest — offers self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, the timing couldn’t be better. Though the idea of hanging out with a bad-boy that tempting is unnerving, staying alive amidst warring witches takes priority. She vows to hold onto her values and not surrender to the bad-boy she begins to secretly want.
Together, Tessa and Hayden uncover the truth about the two factions — a truth that explains why the covens will stop at nothing to lure her to their side. Tessa has only a matter of weeks to form an alliance with one coven or the other, but the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all those she loves — including Hayden.
My Thoughts: My Thoughts: Something Witchy This Way Comes is an extremely entertaining and enjoyable paranormal, mixed with a love story and I really liked it. When you add the two of those together you get lots of twists and turns. I never knew what to expect while reading, I would think I saw one thing coming and then something would happen to take the story in the complete opposite direction.
Tessa already has a lot to deal with before discovering that she's a witch. Her parents are so detached for her and her 5 year old sister, Bree. Tessa has been basically raising Bree and can't remember what happened to her parents to make them this way.
Tessa and Hayden have so much sexual tension between them and you are just waiting in anticipation for something to happen between them. But will a relationship between a witch and human work out? Can Tessa get over her trust issues from her last relationship? Hayden is known for his reputation with the girls, so Tessa doesn't want to end up as just another notch on his bedpost and they are just so different from each other. So there is a lot of hesitation and neither can stop thinking about the other. Then in steps Chait and there's a bit of jealously brewing.
This is a very quickly paced story that keeps you wanting more. It's not as dark as some of the other paranormal stories out there, but not too light at the same time. You never know who to trust or hate, but it does wrap up quite nicely. The characters are well developed and the reader can relate to some of the issues they face. I would definitely reccommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal with a touch of romance.
Veronica Blade is a very talented author and I'm looking forward to reading more by her.