White Witch Pond

White Witch Pond

by Jody Kihara

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Overview

Shaya Solen’s walk home from school takes her past an eerie pond, where one day she finds an old bracelet made of raven feathers. Soon, strange events begin to unfold: a shadowy figure glimpsed across the water, ominous nightmares haunting Shaya, and rumours of a witch who once drowned in the pond. With the discovery of a strange family connection to the witch, Shaya is drawn into a mystery that looks like it must be solved before the approaching Halloween... and the thirteenth anniversary of the witch’s death.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011250651
Publisher: Jody Kihara
Publication date: 03/25/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 334 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jody Kihara is an author of children's and teen fiction. She writes for several different age ranges, from chapter books to mid-grade to young adult. Her younger children's books are humorous, and her mid-grade and YA books usually have a strong element of adventure or mystery. Jody's latest novel is SWITCHING, a YA time travel. You can also watch a video trailer for Jody's book THE FRANKINCENSE TRAIL, on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/JodyKihara

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White Witch Pond 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BackyardHorse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jody does a wonderful job of weaving a spooky tale, that makes young readers and adults alike wonder what is really out there. Is Shaya really hearing voices coming from the foggy night? Who is in the house when the power goes out? What has possessed her annoying brother? Pick up this young adult novel, you won't want to put it down.
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ChiKittie More than 1 year ago
My Review: ( I gave this book 3.5 Stars ) I am very happy I was given the opportunity to read White Witch Pond. It was such a fun yet haunting book to read. The story-line was keep my attention and would make a excellent book to read during this Halloween season. The book begins with a young girl named Shaya and her brother Dev. While walking home from school Shaya comes across a old bracelet make from raven feathers. Shaya starts to hear a voice telling her to give back my bracelet. After being scared of the voice she tries to put this behind her and throw the bracelet away only to find out later that Dev somehow got ahold of it and now is hiding the bracelet in his room. One by one more things begin to happen while this odd bracelet is in there home. Dev is now drawing images of the bracelet all over his sketch pad...as well as becoming very mean and crabby towards Shaya. After asking around at school she learns from friends that a young woman died in the pond 13 years ago, and who was supposedly a witch, but who was she? And could she be the woman who is warning Shaya to give the bracelet back...She will need to find the truth about this witch and soon - In order to save the one's she love. I found this book to be very well written and has a lot of mystery with every page. It is a short read but very enjoyable. I felt the book could have been a bit longer, just to be able to get into the story a bit more. I would have liked to get to know the character's a bit more. It was lacking in the area of Romance but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I am just more into a paranormal book that does have a love story. Other than that I really enjoy White Witch Pond. The story was very engaging and would be fun to read around Halloween. I feel like the book would lean more towards the Teen/YA age groups, but just as fun for adult readers. The cover of the book is beautiful and is set very well with the story of the book. The Author, Jody Kihara has written a very charming and haunting book and I think my blog readers would love - White Witch Pond!
BookSake More than 1 year ago
This story started off great, and I got into the main character Shaya's story very quickly. The writing style was easy to read and enjoyable, and for YA fiction I found it to be a different and interesting witch story with some suspense thrown in the mix. Shaya's character is well written and she comes across as a very intelligent teenager who isn't caught up in much of the drama that her age group is prone to. That being said, I wish there was more development of the story, once the connection is made by Shaya, the last few chapters seem to be rushed and I would have liked to have more to the story, or even a second novel in the series. Overall I would recommend it to those who enjoy the YA/Supernatural, and anyone looking for a quick read, especially around Halloween. Reviewed by Gabi for Book Sake.
jgoehl More than 1 year ago
I was hoping with a title like White Witch Pond, there would be enough creepy factor for this 33 year old horror lover to really enjoy this story. Not that I was doubting it would be enjoyable, because Jody is an amazing writer, just that it would at least give me a few chills being as it is a YA book. I was not disappointed! Right from the first chapter, reading in the almost dark living room, the hair on my arms stood up a little. Short and easy to read this is a perfect read for a dark, stormy night. I loved Shaya's character.I liked her confidence for being so young (I think she is around 12) and she seemed so grown up with her thoughts and actions. I felt bad for her though because it seemed like her mother did not understand her at all and was constantly putting her off and would never listen to anything she had to say. Determined to get to the bottom of the bracelet mystery and what is making her brother Dev sick, Shaya never backs down from the challenge and every step closer she gets, the more she needs to know. With just enough creep factor to keep you from looking out the window in the dark, White Witch Pond will keep you reading until you reach the perfect ending!
JudeHnd More than 1 year ago
They say photos are worth more than a thousand words. I think the same about tittles. When reading the title of White Witch Pond and learning that the main character was somewhere around 12 years old, I thought it would be about a little girl meeting this witch and then becoming friends or something. A little spook in the middle but, no more than that. Turns out it's a creepy story, with a creepy witch and creepy situations. Preconceived Ideas. What would we do without them? Even though the books has a twelve year old as its main character, I think that White Witch Pond is a book for a little bit older teens, 'cause my twelve year old niece was having a little bit trouble with the writing style - very good by the way - and with sleeping at night xDD.. I didn't of course.. Like non, I slept like a baby while reading it, never scared, I'm seventeen pfft! No problems. No. Zero. Nada. O.O Yes, you can probably smell the lie ten countries away. I can't stand scary movies or books or even haunted mansions. I get scared WAY to easily. I still love 'em though. That's called masochism. The books wasn't THAT scary, though It did had its creepy parts, especially if you read them at night, and your window is closed. One of my favorite things about the books was Shaya - the main character - she was so sweet and innocent, but still, she held her bravery up high. She actually reminds me of me in my early teen years. The story is a light fun and sure to give goose-bumps book - it took me like, 3 weeks to read it, I had my SAT's- but then I decided to re-read it 'cause I couldn't remember it by the time I continued reading it xD It took me only 2 hours. In my 6 hour ride to San Francisco, White Witch Pond definitely made my day trip. Even though the story IS kinda creepy and scary, the ending was just PERFECT. With the right amount of everything, from sweetness to humor. It guaranteed that it will leave you with a smile plastered in your face when you read the last line A must read when you're on your way to San Francisco. maybe not forcefully to San Francisco but it works! xD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago