Crushed

Crushed

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by Kasi Blake
     
 

The Noah girls have beauty, powers, and brains.
They use all three to play their games.
They blow the dust,
the boys are crushed,
and no one is ever the same.

Each year the Noah girls play a secret game— Crushed. The rules are simple.

1. Use wisdom to pick your target. The boy can't be too weak or too strong-willed.
2. Blow the

Overview

The Noah girls have beauty, powers, and brains.
They use all three to play their games.
They blow the dust,
the boys are crushed,
and no one is ever the same.

Each year the Noah girls play a secret game— Crushed. The rules are simple.

1. Use wisdom to pick your target. The boy can't be too weak or too strong-willed.
2. Blow the enchanted dust into your target's face to enchant (Crush) him.
3. Give verbal commands and assign them tasks to perform throughout the year. The more tasks completed, the stronger the witch's power grows.
4. At the end of the year, the witch with the most power wins cold, hard cash.

As if being a witch in high school isn't complicated enough, Kristen picks the wrong boy to Crush. Zach is tall, handsome, and a little scary. Her Crush spell isn't working on him like it has with the others. In fact, he is behaving the opposite of every other boy she's Crushed, hating her instead of adoring her. Something is definitely wrong. After someone attempts to kill her, Kristen realizes there is more at risk than a few hundred dollars. She may be betting with her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151932417
Publisher:
Clean Teen Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
08/04/2015
Series:
Witch Game Novels , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
15,583
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Kasi Blake learned how to read before she even started to school, and she's had a book in her hand ever since. Becoming a writer seemed to be the next logical step. She loves books, but her biggest obsession is the show Supernatural. If you speak to her for more than ten minutes, she will try to turn you into a Supernatural junkie. Her other interests include nail painting, yoga, shopping, and chocolate. She lives on a farm with a dog, two cats, too many cows to count, chickens, and some ducks.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read about three sisters that are all witches and all very different personalities. They play a game each year using a magic spell, but this year things get a little tricky when the guy chosen for one sister has some secrets of his own. A quick and fun read that I enjoyed! The only thing I would like to note is that it felt like Kristen was a sister to the others, but not a triplet as she is written. That seemed odd at times to me because she felt more like an outsider from the other two sisters.
bobbles2034 More than 1 year ago
WoW! i must say that this is definitely a good find! I'm so glad I picked this one up to read even though from the description i was a little unsure about it.At the beginning i was unsure, mainly because I didn't what to expect. The idea interested me and slowly but surely through the first few chapters i got more and more into the story. The story follows Kristen and her two sisters who happen to be witches. They use their magic to play a yearly game, although of course their game for senior year doesn't go as planned. The story transitioned really well and had a great flow. About half way through the book was when i started speed reading because it got so exciting!! I love the storyline near the end, it had me biting my nails to find out what happened!! Plus it had some romance in it ;] totally worth reading and worth your time!! I really enjoyed it!!
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book cause of the mixture of witches and mean girls. I loved the idea of mean girls playing games and abusing their powers. The way thew gang up on the little sister and shut her down. This book lived up to my every expectation of it. I'm really excited to get into the next book! The reader's attention is brought to these three sisters messing with magic that they shouldn't be messing with. They have rules, timing, and certain boys that can play. I like that these sisters are sisterly but very mean. They all want to be on top but stand tall for each other. It's a little weird but I can understand. I like that the plot was filled with dark parts and mysterious ones. The love interest of the book plays out better than what I expected. There were many twist and surprises that I had not seen coming. I took delight in the taking of the boys unknowingly. And the things these girls made them do was funny and sometimes dangerous. I adored the way the love interest unfolded. Zach is a mysterious bad boy with some secrets up his selves as well. That made my mouth drop a little. Not to mention, he is HOT! If you want a great book of magic, popularity, and magic read this book. You will adore the bad boy Zach, see the envy of the sisters and learn that dark magic just creeps around the corner.
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
This is a very different book as compared to the typical witches and wizards theme. The Noah sisters, the main characters in this novel, are triplets that can seem a little abrasive and careless at times. Their similarities stop there, however. Kristen is dependable and almost more of the "mommy character" while Brittany is volatile and easy to anger. Cindy calms the other two down, she is far more peaceful. The author develops these characters quite well, the reader will be able to read the characters' thoughts and guess at their actions ahead of time. The secondary characters are just as fun to meet, especially Zach aka the love interest. Some are humorous, others are slightly evil, and still others the reader will remain neutral towards. The plot is a good one. Who would ever think up a game involving magic dust and enchanting boys...it's almost a little reminiscent of Peter Pan with the magic dust, but that is the only similarity. The plot is as well developed as the characters, the reader will not have to strain to understand it. The ending is both interesting and satisfying. This book is recommended to young adults/teens who enjoy romance and magic.
Bridget_Jones More than 1 year ago
When I first started this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I felt like the Noah sisters were really immature and I thought they were in 7th or 8th grade but ended up being seniors in high school. So it took me a couple of chapters to actually like the characters, but once that happened I thought that this was a fun book to read. I thought it was cute how Kristen Crushed Zach on a dare and then ended up really falling for him, but magic made her doubt if everything was even real. The added new evil witch in town made the story suspenseful and wondering what was going to happen next. I enjoyed the magic of this book, but sometimes I felt like it was just the easy solution to some of their problems. Like something would go wrong, so they threw random magic that hadn't been mentioned yet at it and everything was fixed. Other than that part, the magic they used was cool and it was nice to see it being used in a way you know teenage girls couldn't help. Who wouldn't make guys follow them around like puppies if they had the power to? This may be a young adult book, but I'd say it was more geared to the younger YA audience. Crushed had a really cute take on magic and it was a fun story to read.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Reads like a first draft for a creative writing class
Anonymous 11 months ago
Wonderful book I could not put it down. I was worried about it being inappropriate but it was not. Wonderful story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 200 page free teenage paranormal book by Kasi Blake on senior high school triplets whose annual competative witchy spell game takes a bizarre and perhaps dangerous turn when it involves the local bad boy hunk who has a secret of his own that may provide dangerous consequences. Snarky behavior, drama, teenage angst, and romance. A touch of adult language involved. An excerpt for another book also provided.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a good story. Worth checking out. Jms
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thibk this book is the best when i finished the book i went straight to the beggining and started to read again. I think you should make another book telling what happened through the rest of the school year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I had a lot of fun reading it. I hope you get it and enjoy it to
Maribel_Platypire-Reviews More than 1 year ago
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*** I'll start by stating that the characters start out a little cliched at the beginning. You have your popular girl who rules the school and you have your typical bad boy who's secretly not horrible. Oh and they hate each other, or that's what they think. I'm glad to say that as the book progresses, their cliched personalities get left behind. They develop into their true characters, who have motives and things that influence their actions. I felt at times, though, that Kristen was a bit bipolar. Her and Brittany both act that way, actually. One moment they could be putting up with each other, and the next they could both be swapping insults and threats. They were like this before the troubles in the book made it justifiable. On the other hand, there were many aspects of this book that I truly did enjoy. At first I felt sorry for Morgan, then I grew suspicious, and then I knew her for the character that she truly was. Although I didn't like her character, I certainly admired how well she had everyone completely fooled. Zach was definitely one of my favorite characters because you can tell he cares for his sister and tries his best to protect her and take care of her. He has an intensity about him, especially at the beginning where you can almost feel how he feels, particularly his anger and disgust. The other part I really loved was the mystery behind Brittany's actions and what Morgan's story and motives are. There is a huge tangle of lies in this book that get unraveled one by one as the book progresses. It all developed at a steady rate and had a satisfying ending. Crushed get 4/5 Platypires!
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Absolutely LOVED it! I picked it up and read it in one day. I've been a fan of young adult paranormal romance since Twilight and Crushed is such an awesome read. K.C. Blake has created characters and situations that everyone can enjoy. Whether you're in high school, or in your 30s like I am, you're going to love this book if you love the genre.
InkandPage More than 1 year ago
It’s not just fun and games any more... Kristen Noah is one-third of the Noah triplets. She’s the driven rule follower. Brittany is the snarky rebel, and Cyndi is Brittany’s shadow. Every year the three girls have a secret contest to see who is the best manipulator. Each chooses a boy to control; a boy who will do all of their bidding without question or hesitation. The girls keep it a secret because no one knows that they are witches and they use a magic potion to get these unsuspecting males to “crush” on them. And if any of them is accused of being a witch? They will instantly lose their powers. In a fit of pique, Kristen acts upon Brittany’s dare to crush the school bad boy, Zach Bevian. The stronger the boy, the harder it is to control him...but there seems to be something else going on with Zach. Most boys turn into puppy dogs when they are crushed; Zach does what he’s told, but with resentment. Intrigued, Kristen begins to spend more time with him. Zach has always disliked the triplets ever since he started at Titan High over a year ago. He is not affected by the charm, but plays along at first so he does not reveal any of his own secrets. The problem is, despite their initial dislike of each other, they find they have misjudged each other. But will their growing, mutual admiration be sabotaged by what Zach is trying to hide? While there are fresh plot twists and ideas, most of this drama has been done before. I love the idea of the game, but I wish I had learned more about why they started it and what some of the previous years’ stories had been. More about the connection of their grandmother to the potion. It was easy to see where the story was going. The villain and how they became evil is a great idea; however, because it is one of the most important parts of the story, it needs to be richer and more developed. More time was spent on the two main character’s feelings for each other, which, while important to the story, moves the emphasis off of what could have been a more frightening climax. The lack of parental involvement was unrealistic, even though it is explained away. The father is supposed to be this huge control freak, yet he doesn’t even hire someone to stay with the girls while he is away for a week here and there. I also find it unbelievable that the dad has no idea that, not only are all three of his girls witches, but so is his mother. I need more filling to this intriguing concept for it to crush it. 3 of 5 Stars (Based on Ink and Page’s Rating System) Genres: Young Adult Fiction Fantasy Paranormal Romance Ages: 14 and up You might want to know: Some use of expletives. Crushed by K. C. Blake was published July 12, 2011 by Amazon. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review.
princess_sara More than 1 year ago
I got this book free from the author to review. It took me awhile to get into this book, but after about half way things got interesting. It has a little romance and mystery and magic. This would be a great book for teenage girls. This story is mostly about Kristen. She has twin sisters and they are all witches. Every year they play a game called Crushed. This time though, there are a few twists brought in that make the game exciting and dangerous, with a few twists. And there are a few crazy sisters to choose from on who is to blame for the threats and evil that is at work. Zach is the swoon worthy guy that will have all the girls that read this excited to keep going. The romance was very sweet, and I kept reading to find out more about Zach and Kristen. I recommend this to teenagers that love romance, mystery, and magic.
kimbershook More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying this book is definitely worth your time. It is refreshing and thrilling. KC Blake is a very talented writer. Kristen is a triplet, but not identical to her other two sisters. Brittany and Cyndi dress alike and look alike. This turns out to be a good thing for Kristen that she is nothing like them at least in the looks and personality department. However, all three are witches, each with a specialty power. Kristen and her siblings decide to play their annual Witch spell game. It’s where they find a potential and make them have a crush on each of the witches. A game they have played for many years not caring about the outcome or who they humiliate in the process. Could this year be different? Possibly. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but it is definitely worth your time in reading. I wasn’t sure if I cared for Kristen in some parts of the book. For someone who had a head on her shoulders she acted pretty immature but then again she is a teenager. Oh did I forget to mention there is a hot guy too? Oops, my bad. His name is Zach. Umm yeah. You don’t want to miss out on this kind of hottness - a little bit of bad goes along way and he isn’t thrilled to be Kristen’s Crushed buddy either. Awesomeness doesn’t even begin to describe the “Lady in Red” scene. This is a great book with surprises that keep you engulfed.
Deskynowsky More than 1 year ago
So actually I felt mixed feeling when I read it.. The story is simple, and actually too simple for my taste.. It was like watching a paranormal teenage movie.. But I enjoyed it a lot! I do not want to spoil the story here.. Let me just share my feeling after reading it.. Other than enjoyable, this book is also fun and quite interesting to read! I really liked that romance between Zach and Kristin.. The sisters rivalry was also very exciting to read.. And the antagonist character in the story was pretty much surprising but not-shocking (quite predictable, but that b**** was a fine-evil) Haha.. Hope my review is good enough to attract more people to read the story, it has only 260 pages so it's supposed to be a good-quick read.. <3
clarinetto14 More than 1 year ago
*I received this ebook free from We <3 YA Books!'s ARR program in exchange for a honest review* Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars This book was a cute, enjoyable read. And overall I really enjoyed the book but a few aspects held the book back in my eyes. The Good: -The plot was completely unique (at least for me) and I love the intro with the rules of "Crushed". The author's world of witches was incredibly detailed and I enjoyed Zach's back story. -Also the characters were easy to relate with especially Kristen. The love between Zach and his sister Morgan was adorable and completely realistic. -Next, the ending was extremely well paced. At first I thought the ending was going to be incredibly anticlimactic but the end scenes were perfect for the book. The Not So Good: -The beginning was rather slow paced and I had an incredibly hard time getting into it. It wasn't until the half way point when Zach and Kristen became close, did the book really stole my attention. -Throughout the book it seemed more and more like Cyndi and Brittany were actually twins and Kristen was just another sister instead of them being triplets. I think the author could have possibly written their relationship better, but the ending totally made up for it. -There were a few grammar mistakes throughout that I noticed... but none of them hindered the story. So overall this book was an adorable story but nothing about it was special enough to warrant five stars.
hmweasley More than 1 year ago
This is going to be a difficult review to write because I'm not really sure what I want to say. I really enjoyed Crushed. The story was incredibly entertaining, and I never wanted to stop reading. But I had one major problem that started bothering me towards the end of the book. Just a warning: the nexy paragraph has spoilers about the end of the book, so don't read on if you don't want to know... At the beginning of the book Kristen isn't able to crush Zach because he's also a witch and therefore can't be crushed, but later on Morgan is able to successfully crush Brittany even though Brittany is also a witch. This shouldn't have been possible unless there was some loophole that I missed, and it kept bothering me from the time that we learn that Brittany was crushed. Even though that kind of bothered me, it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. I really enjoyed Crushed, and hopefully I'll get around to reading Witch Hunt, the next in the series, at some point. Crushed had a great plot and was unlike anything I'd ever read before.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kristen and her sisters aren¿t ordinary high school students. They¿re witches and they have a harmless game they like to play each school year. At least, they think it¿s harmless. But, when Kristen tries to charm the wrong guy, something goes terribly wrong. Is he crushed or isn¿t he? If he is, then he¿s acting differently than anyone else ever has. He runs hot and cold, vacillating between contempt and adoration, and Kristen needs to find out the truth before it¿s too late. Zach is the bad guy around school. Tall, dark and brooding, he wants nothing to do with any of the Noah sisters. So, when Kristen tries to charm him, he¿s more than angry. He¿s homicidal. He has to decide ¿ is it more important to keep his secret than it is to expose Kristen¿s? Thrown together, the sparks start to fly, but are their feelings real? Or just the work of magic? With family troubles getting in the way, is it even possible to find out? In Crushed, K. C. Blake gives the reader a paranormal romance that is impossible to resist. The concept of the ultimate bad boy and the perfect princess trying not to fall for each other might not be a new one, but Crushed makes you forget that. From the beginning, the book draws you in and it¿s almost impossible to put it down. The dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep prove that. K. C. Blake¿s characters come to life immediately, engaging the reader in a fast paced story that will make you love some of the characters and hate others. But, do you love and hate the right ones? You¿ll have to wait until the end to find out. Filled with just the right amount of paranormal mystery, near death experiences, teenage angst, sibling rivalry, guilt, disillusionment, hope and love, Crushed is a must read for lovers of YA paranormal romance. I thank the author for providing me with a review copy and I gladly give the book 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago