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Witch Hunt

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

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    When an author writes a series, and the second book takes me on

    When an author writes a series, and the second book takes me on such a ride that I can't wait to jump right into the next book, I know I have a new series to add to my favorites list. In Witch Hunt, six months have passed since the ending of book one, Family Magic. Syd has still has new new group of friends, things have been pretty calm, and she is actually getting along with her mother. After being drug to a field party, where everyone from school will be partying it up, an ancient evil is released. People start going missing, coven members are taken, and an unexpected alliance with the DeWinter vampire clan is formed. As the evil entity becomes stronger, it's a race against time to search it out, find it's origins, and destroy it. And Syd must face the fact that she needs help from her inner demon now, more than ever. Even worse, she has love sick, football playing Brad wanting to be her boyfriend, a possessed cheerleader to deal with, and of course Quaid, who is struggling with his own issues. Can she handle anything else? Oh yeah, how about the strange Demetrius Strong, of the Chosen of Life, who is trying to get her to join them and leave her evil witchy ways of life.

    I think I enjoyed Witch Hunt even more than Family Magic because Patti Larsen just has a way of bringing her characters to life. You feel like in some ways you know them and can relate, they are a part of you. Enough back story is given so that Witch Hunt could be a stand alone read, but you are really missing out if you don't read Family Magic first. With non-stop action, suspense, laughter, and a bit of chill factor thrown in I had a hard time walking away from this story when "real life" called! Five stars all the way around!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014


    A great addition to the series. Couldn't put it down!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Highly Recommended!

    The Hayle Coven Novels are well written and the action is fast-paced like a Dan Brown novel. The story is cohesive and when you get to the end, you're looking for the next book! I just finished the fourth book and am beginning the next one. Great Series!

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

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    Another amazing Syd Hayle adventure! I can┬┐t get enough of this

    Another amazing Syd Hayle adventure! I can’t get enough of this girl. She’s snarky, loving and has a knack for not following directions. The snafu’s she gets into this round really had me gripping my chair in absolute terror for her.

    The Chosen of the Light are after her, especially the creepy Demetrius, who wants to recruit Syd for his demented faction that cleanses the earth of evil. He considers Syd’s family as tainted, but since there is something more malevolent going on that distracts the coven from dealing with him, he gets widely ignored, which is a huge mistake.

    Syd seems to find herself in tons of situations where her magic, still not under complete control, seems to attract trouble and fantastical things out nowhere. The school bully isn’t even immune and she, Susanne,  gets possessed by some unknown entity that wants to do nothing more than drain everyone dry around them--magic, blood and all. It really had everyone on their toes because no one knows what’s going on for most of the book, which sort of freaks everyone out, including me. Definitely spine tingling.

    Absolutely loved this installment of the Hayle Coven Series. It shows Syd growing more and more in tune with her magic, teases us with the handsome Quaid’s subtle affections, pulls Syd’s friends into the thick of the mess plaguing the coven and keeps you rooting for Syd the whole way through. Excellent series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012


    She crouches over her mothers body and cries

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  • Posted February 18, 2012


    If I thought the first book in this series was an absolute must read, then “Witch Hunt” must be something like a double must read! Six months along and Sydlynn Hayle is still in the same town and the same school but now has a circle of friends and even a boyfriend. She is learning to use her magical powers, enjoying her life with her friends and going to parties like any normal teenage girl. One of the parties turns into a disaster when an ancient power arises to start feeding on kids with latent magical powers. When the mean cheerleader Suzanne are possessed, and town folk and coven members start disappearing, Syd’s coven has to step in and do something about it. That is when things get out of hand. Syd's crazy grandmother, who can only be subdued by a constant supply of chocolates and tequila, continues with her antics in this book, entertaining the reader to no end. And let's not forget another contributor who adds to the magic of this story - the silver Persian cat, Sassafras, who is really something else imprisoned in the body of a cat. Once I started reading Witch Hunt, I simply couldn't put it down. The nonstop excitement, action and drama kept me sitting on the edge of my seat. As I had become very fond of many of the characters when reading the first book in the series, “Family Magic”, I was really concerned that something bad may befall one of them during this story. The dialogue is extremely well written but most enjoyable, and often hilarious, is the inner dialogue and thoughts of the main character, Syd. When she thinks of the bad guy as somebody with two god-complexes and a serious multiple personality disorder, I was shouting with laughter. Patti Larsen brilliantly combines just the right amount of action, warmth and humor in this book - something which I always admire greatly in authors. I would strongly recommend this young adult novel to readers of all ages. Once again this gifted writer has given her readers a beautiful, warm-hearted and very suspenseful 5 star read to enjoy. (Ellen Fritz)

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