White Witch

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"Fresh, fun, and dangerous! I can't wait for the next one!" -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Dark-Hunter Series

Witchcraft Is Her Family's Business.
No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.

"Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness ...

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Overview

"Fresh, fun, and dangerous! I can't wait for the next one!" -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Dark-Hunter Series

Witchcraft Is Her Family's Business.
No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.

"Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.

All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.

Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611940831
  • Publisher: BelleBooks
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,180,294
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

    Overall: I can┬┐t put my finger on what was so amazing about thi

    Overall: I can’t put my finger on what was so amazing about this book that I finished it in only a few hours. The characters were fun. The back story was interesting. The action was constant. The writing wasn’t nobel-prize amazing, but this novel was FUN to read. I’ve been reading quite a few witch stories lately but I think that Jax might be the most powerful witch of them all. It was almost scary how much control she could have over other people. She felt godlike at times, and yet so human. She was so afraid to use her powers and to hurt people that I couldn’t help but root for everything to turn out okay for her.

    Characters: Jax is about the closest thing you can get to a likeable Mary-Sue. She’s pretty, she’s powerful, and every boy in the school wants to bed her, yet, Jax is so insecure and untrusting that her perfections are forgotten and forgiven. Jax doesn’t want the attention – she’s being hunted by her family. Oh, and when we eventually do get to meet her family, it’s clear that they truly are as bad as she makes them seem. I thought my family had issues, but at least we didn’t literally kill each other. I like that Keller sometimes did things that I didn’t expect. He wasn’t a slave to Jax, even though he clearly liked (loved) her, and did whatever he thought best. Toni was a fun girl who reminded me of a good friend in high school…only Toni wasn’t on drugs and she probably didn’t fail most of her classes. Still, it made me miss my bubbly friend who I haven’t seen since I left high school.

    Plot: Jax leaves her coven/family because they’re evil. She tries to be a normal girl and fails miserably. Then again, trying to be normal when you’re the new girl in a small town is impossible for the most normal of people. The song “people are strange when they’re strange” rings true. Jax pisses off Stacy and a lot of the other girls when she attracts the attention of the hottest guy in town, who also is a witch hunter. She also gains allies like Toni, who is Keller’s best friend and thus not competition. The plot is pretty straightforward but it’s non-stop action and drama.

    Ending: Did they really do that? Wow. This ending probably will piss some people off, but it isn’t a cliffhanger…and it was strangely appropriate. LOVED the surprise at the end.

    *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

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    Not your average YA read.... Read from August 05 to 06, 2012

    Not your average YA read.... Read from August 05 to 06, 2012 BOOK
    SYNOPSIS No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About
    It."Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future
    will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she
    can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina.
    She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she
    feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens
    around the world.All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends.
    Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs
    in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is
    sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill
    everything that goes bump in the night.Even the most fleeting use of her
    power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both
    hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are
    threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches?
    Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget
    everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the
    covens. To believe there is some good in her. My Thoughts 16 year
    old Jax is a cool character, a teenager with the heart and soul of
    someone much older. Forced to flee Jax leaves behind a life that she
    never wanted to live in search of a life that she wants more than
    anything, friends, someone to love and someone who loves her in return,
    normal everyday things that humans take for granted. When I read the
    book blurb for this knew that I wanted to find out how Jax dealt with
    her situation, how well she fared on her own while trying to control her
    magic, how her life was living outside her coven in the world of humans
    without supernatural power and most of all what her relationships with
    these same humans taught her about herself. White Witch is not your
    typical YA in some respects and in others it very much is but with the
    added attraction of some really seriously interesting witch lore that
    has not been explored by others in the same manner this author has done.
    For my taste it was a perfect blend of magic, mystery, action, romance
    and teenage angst whose pages just ended too soon! I enjoyed very much
    how mature and yet how vulnerable Jax was, was enthralled by her
    friendship with Toni and eager to see where her budding romance with
    Kellar would go. Once her friend from childhood and another witch from a
    different coven, Egan, entered the scene the book really took off. In
    less than 200 pages we are captured in the world and by the characters
    that the author has chosen to create for her debut read, it was a good
    start and hoping to really enjoy book 2 Bane even more! [Netgalley
    EARC for honest review.]

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

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    FUN-EXCITING-Full of Magic! Great start to a new Series.

    Originally posted at my blog, Concise Book Reviews by Michelle.

    No On Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It. That’s the motto “Jax” Pherson’s family goes by. All she wants is to have a normal life, so Jax escapes to a small town in North Carolina where she meets some great friends and a guy that has some kind of pull on her. She has planned to leave ever since her father and the coven killed her mother for wanting to leave. They are evil, like a mob with superpowers. Not a good combination. She finds her family and coven has lied to the younger generations for a long time. She has to keep herself from using her power, so she does not attract the coven to her. It’s like sending up a bat signal for them to follow. (As Jax said in the book)
    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book. I am picking up the 2nd one Bane as soon as I write this review. I know I will be itching to get the 3rd Magick coming out September 9 2012. This book is fresh and fun with some danger and adventure mixed in with all that cool magic. What’s not to love? We have some magic, romance, and friendship, and an evil coven out to find them.
    The writing is brilliant, Trish really did a great job weaving this story, we get to like the characters a lot, and care what happens with them.

    I only would have one small complaint. That is that it felt too fast, like stuff happened to quick, like a span of a week total. I sort of get that she is making these two lead characters not be the traditional love connection, but more of a supernatural one, or fated one. Like soul mates maybe. They seemed to fall in love way too quickly, but like I said there could be more to that than we know, as this is a series, so it could be building up to something more, or more reasons behind the sudden love connection.
    Here is a quote from the meeting between Jax and Keller:

    ebook location 284
    ‘Awareness arcs between us like fingers of lightning. He has to feel it, too. That kind of power can’t just be one way. Right? The thought nearly stops me. Despite my previous dismissal of the idea, could he be more than a hunter? Have I been wrong in what I’ve always believed about how bloodstones work? Could Keller have some sort of supernatural power, too? My heart skips a beat, almost hoping he isn’t completely human. But that’s crazy. As a rule, supernatural hunters aren’t themselves supernatural.’

    This new Coven series is a really good one. I suggest you give it a shot, really. I read many books, and would hate to see you pass this chance up because of a few reviews that are just hater’s, and people who never gave it a chance and didn’t even finish. I was sucked in from the first part of the book. And like I said, the whole love connection between Jax and Keller, I think there is more going on there, than we know. I was a bit skeptical about the sudden feelings of “love” between Egan and Toni, but other than that, it was a great read.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley. J


    I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.

    Jax Pherson is just a typical teenage girl trying to make her way through high school, except she's never been to a real human school before. Her father would never allow her to mix with them. Control them, hurt them, and kill them, yes. But not interact like she's one of them. Jax is a witch from one of America's most powerful covens. A coven that deals in dark powers and believes that humans exist for one reason only - for entertainment and enslavement. But Jax disagrees. And so did her mother, before they killed her for trying to get Jax and her sister away from their coven. Now Jax is taking her chance to escape as well. She wants normal, non-evil school, friends, no killing and no witchcraft. But can she get a slice of normality before her father catches up to her? To have a chance, she'll have to find a way to tame the darkness inside her that's connected to her powers.

    This is the first book of the Coven series, and I have to say I really liked it. It was well-written and the characters were very good. It had mystery and action, and it sets up nicely for book 2.


    Would I reread this book? Possibly
    Would I recommend this book to a friend? Yes

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    Posted November 4, 2012

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