Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch, Volume 1

Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch, Volume 1

by L. A. Jones
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Tales of Aradia the Last Witch Volume One 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 241 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Cross Superman with Twilight and you might get something like this book. With the same unpolished feel of the older comics, and the beautifully sensuous bodies of Twilight, it introduces a mix of "hidden races" to a modern-day high school in Salem, and adds that special something in the form of Aradia, a girl in search of identity. Unfortunately others are searching for Aradia's identity too, and the author cleverly leaves readers wondering just who the bad guys are as the story progresses. Aradia's powers are sometimes overly explained, sometimes oddly inconsistent-but then, what teen ever knows the true limits of her abilities? Amusing backstories lead to Aradia's presence at her new school, and now the "loser" is being stared at by winners and choosing her battles. Her parents are supportive, intelligent and wise, and have instilled good morals in their daughter. The result is a pleasing, if sometimes uneven tale, with nice plot, interesting characters, intriguing history, and some fascinating questions. There's more to come, but these Tales of Aradia start with a novel that feels satisfyingly complete, one battle finished convincingly, and more of them waiting in the eaves. A fun teen novel with a gruesome start but a nice sense of humor and nice low-key touch. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
bonnie_lamer_blogspot_com More than 1 year ago
Review: Having exposed the Hidden beings - witches, vampires, weres, etc., to the human race, the witches were systematically killed until only one was left. Hidden in the folds of time, Aradia had no knowledge of where she came from or why she could do the things she could do. Strange behavior and the struggle to control her powers during her childhood made her a lonely, shy girl. A move to Salem, MA helps change that. Strange behavior seems to be the norm in Salem and Aradia finds that she has more in common with many of its residents than she originally thought. In this first book of the series by LA Jones, Tales of Aradia was a story that held my attention throughout. Aradia goes from that shy, quiet girl to a self-assured young woman as the book progresses, and by the end, she is a force to be reckoned with. The supporting characters were unusual and interesting, if at times rather unlikable. As most of them were supposed to be Aradia's enemies, that wasn't surprising. I believe Tales of Aradia has the potential to be a great book. The idea for the story line was well thought out and clever, but the presentation of it in this book left some room for improvement. Shifts in writing from different characters' perspectives were at times confusing and hard to follow. Some unrealistic events even within a paranormal book occurred, such as a young girl being able to bring someone to the police station and put him in a cell overnight without an explanation of how. There were also jumps in time passed that were unexpected and affected the flow of the book. A few inconsistencies in facts were also present - for instance, a character is supposed to be in jail and on the next page he is out with no explanations of how he managed to escape. If the author has the inclination, some short, concise sentences could fix many of these issues. As a side note - there may be grammatical errors but because self-published authors usually do not have the benefit of professional editing, and conversion of files can affect text when sending electronic review copies, I do not include comments about editing in my reviews. Overall, I give Tales of Aradia three stars because of its potential to become a great series.
mylenesilver More than 1 year ago
awesome............................... cant wait for book two
1000-Plus-Books-to-Read More than 1 year ago
My Blurb: Born 300 years ago, Aradia is the last witch of the hidden race. Only she doesn't know it. All she knows is she can do really cool things. Her adoptive parents move Aradia to Salem shortly before High school begins, giving her a chance to make new friends since the people in her old town were wary of her. Aradia might get more than she bargained for when she starts to investigate a murder. Suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted and Aradia must fight for her life. Lets Talk About It: I had high hopes for this book.. after all it is the tales of the last witch. Unfortunately the book wasn't up to the hopes I held for it. It had potential. The idea of a last witch who has hidden in between worlds for 300 years until she arrives and is adopted by a loving couple who realizes her potential and strange gifts could be a very good story. But like many YA books it stuck to a common Twilightish theme. Girl meets boys, boy is werewolf, boy is vampire: enter semi-love triangle. Sadly I ended up annoyed more so than entertained. Two words were completely overused: However and Therefore. There was also reference in one part how Aradia was 15 years old and looked like she hadn't aged at all, no wrinkles or gray hair. Since when do 15 year olds get wrinkles and gray hair? In another part Aradia dragged a werewolf she knocked out back to the local police department from the forest and put him in a jail cell. Ummm.. how? How did no one notice her and stop her? How was she able to just walk into a police department and lock him into a cell then stay there over night with him? And somehow the evil villain who wants her dead from since the time she was born suddenly finds her and.. decides to let her live. What?! There were just too many things in the book that didn't make sense for it to be a great story. I understand it's part of a series of books. I will not be reading on to find out what happens. For me the story ends with this book. Melissa Reviewer for 1000 + Books to Read
CrystalShoe More than 1 year ago
Great read finish in about 3 days. It took alot to put it down to sleep.
honkytonk More than 1 year ago
The story was great kept my att. hope there will be more to follow very different take on faries love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love your books series l.a jones you are an amazing person keep writing you rock !                                                                    sincerly, katie michelle fritsche
AutumnsAngel More than 1 year ago
Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch Volume 1 was fantastic. I have always loved the Salam witch trials and this books give a whole new perspective on it. I love how it brings all the different races together instead of only one or two. If you love Twilight or any vampire/werewolf story with some romance, this is the book for you. As of right now, it seems like a love triangle, but then I think *wonder if Tristan likes her too?* I guess I will find out in the next books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently read this and thought it was amazing! Wonderful story line, well written characters and interesting plot. Def. Recommending to all my friends and family who love mystical characters. Cant wait for more
Dixie0 More than 1 year ago
This series is captivating and truly draws you into the story line. It takes all the various fantasy worlds and brings them together in one great story. The series is addicting and I can't wait to read more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 going into the 6th grade and i hope that my school library has this book even though it has cuss words my elementary school boooks had cuss words like harry potter has cus words but it was still there if this book is in my middle school i will l recomend it to all of my friends. Please excuse the mispelled words I had to do this really fast.
Shundra Bell More than 1 year ago
Ummm i would give it a three start but then i kept reading it and i was like ohhhh but then it was like twlight only just a little because you have the werewolf and then the vampire and last was the girly butt kicking witch also it did have some grammar problems in there oh opps excuse my spelling im glad it was free and i cant seem to find the second book three hundered something pages was not enough for me it should have been longer but it was a good read i like it
AAR More than 1 year ago
TALES OF ARADIA: THE LAST WITCH by L.A. Jones is an interesting YA fantasy set in Salem,MA in present day. This is the story of Aradia,the last witch.This story is fast paced. It has vampires,werewolves,witchs,and other other world beings,and magic.While the "Master" of the vampires has all the witchs killed for so called treason,one survives,Aradia.Her mother hides her for decades until a couple finds her and adapts her. Aradia,learns as she is growing up that she is "special",but when she enters Salem High School,she will learn how special she really is. She learns her abilities,finds out who she is,what she is and who is trying to eliminate her. It has intrigue,some humor,fantasy,witchs,vampires,werewolves,survivial,and of course some action as Aradia tries to stay alive.This is a great YA book on fantasy written on YA level with high school age characters and of course a few "older" generation.This book was received for the purpose from the author and details can be found at Creatspace and My Book Addiction and More.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When will the second book be ready? I want it as soon as it is Ready!
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AWESOME BOOK
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I hate this book! There are a ton of swears! Do not by this book. The other books should not be 0.99$! The other books have a lot of gramatical errors. I would give it 0 stars if I could!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it for two reasons, one, its free and two, it is very interusting and hard to stop reading
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