Witch Eyes

Witch Eyes

by Scott Tracey

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$9.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738725956
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 09/08/2011
Series: Witch Eyes Series , #1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Scott Tracey aspired to be a writer from a young age. His debut novel, Witch Eyes, was named to the 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Readers list in the forbidden romance category and ranked among the top ten gay and lesbian Kindle books of 2011 at Amazon.com. Tracey lives near Cleveland, Ohio.

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Witch Eyes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Fictionlove101 More than 1 year ago
Amazing book....it will leave you hungry waiting for Demon Eyes to come out!!! If you are gay and you like magic, you will not regret buying this book!!!!
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! Filled with lots of magic, witches, and betrayals, I loved reading it. What I really enjoyed about this book is the great mystery of it. Mr. Tracey lead the reader to dark places, where secrets were revealed. And me likey secrets! I love that the reader, learned the secrets along with the main character Braden. It made the reader feel more in the story. The setting of the story in Belle Dam really gave the book a much more intensifying read. I loved how well Mr. Tracey brought the town and its history back round to life. I also liked how Ms. Tracey didn't overwhelm the reader with too much information. Everything is given to the reader bit by bit and leaves the reader following the story much more closely. The rival of the families, the fighting really got my heart racing. The love interest was not my style, though others may enjoy it better than me. Overall, I really loved and adored Mr. Tracey well written book. He is able to bring to life his characters, his settings, as well as bringing the reader into the story, falling swiftly in Braden's shoes. The magic that flowed from the book, enchanted the reader from the very first line.
jmanni32 More than 1 year ago
WITCH EYES was a fun, exciting read that kept me guessing right up to the end--in more ways than one! It's centered around Braden, a teenage witch who lives with his uncle until he's sort of forced to visit the tiny town of Belle Dam, where his family is from. Once there, Braden's already difficult life becomes almost unbearable. Braden is a great character. He's strong yet vulnerable at the same time, with just enough heart to get himself into trouble by being a bit too trusting of others. In Belle Dam, he instantly becomes a pawn in a war between two families--one of which is his own. Along the way he meets two mysterious guys, Drew and Trey. At first glance, Drew is the nice one and Trey the typical bad boy, but as the book progresses, we learn that isn't necessarily the case. Scott Tracey did a great job of creating well-rounded characters, from Braden and his two suitors to the heads of the feuding dynasties. A couple of places in the story lagged a bit for me, but overall it was a fun, enjoyable read that kept me hooked to the end. And I am excited for the next installment! I am happy to give WITCH EYES 4 Stars, and recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, unique read!
krazyoneboy More than 1 year ago
I love this book I couldn't put it down at first I didn't know it was a gay novel but (I'm gay myself) towards the middle that is when it got interesting and I was hooked. I can't wait for demon eyes to come out in the fall of 2012....I hope that Scott Tracey decided to release the second book early
A1243 More than 1 year ago
This is the best book about witches ever. Although you should know that Braden is gay but the story does not center around that like other books with a gay male lead character. My favorite parts were when we got to see the world through Braden's witch eyes.
Irisheyz77 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
From the first moment I heard about Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey I knew it was a book I had to read. It was one of my favorite genres, fantasy, contained a mystery and then had a GBLT character as the main protagonist. Witch Eyes was filled with many ups and downs and a few twists and turns and ended in a satisfying story that left me wanting more. And, I must admit, it also left me a bit made at Tracey for how certain events played out. Along with the dread that there are still two more books remaining in the series so plenty of words remain for him to torture both his characters and his readers alike.The mystery in the book wasn't anything super complex or difficult to figure out for an anyone experienced with reading mysteries but it wasn't so obvious that you knew all there was to know right from the start. I also really enjoyed all the characters and how they interacted with each other. There was humor and there was heart ache and I look forward to seeing how they all deepen and grow over the course of the series. I enjoyed the world and mythology that Tracey set up for his town of Belle Dam. There were lots of seeds planted in this first book and I am curious to see how they will grow.There is just so much to love in this book and I hated for it to end. I just wanted to stay in this world longer. Because then maybe there wouldn't have been as much heartbreak...ok who am I kidding...there probably would have been more if the story was longer. Because for some unknown reason authors just love to torture their readers. There should be a law against that. But then again, its that torture that keeps us coming back for more. That desire and hope that maybe in this next book events will be different and everything will be all sunshine and roses. And yes I know that I am living in a dream world with that one but isn't that part of what makes up hope? If you like a good fantasy novel....one filled with magic and mystery...along with a little snark mixed in...then you really need to pick up Witch Eyes. Scott Tracey has built a wonderful world and I think that I will be a long time fan of his writing. The characters are all so very real. They are flawed and make mistakes and its in those flaws and mistakes that you can find pieces of yourself that make it easy to relate to them. Witch Eyes also contains involved family members...which is so rare in YA books these days. For me this is a must read and bound to be on my favorites list for a long time to come. So if you haven't read it yet then you are really missing out and should bump it up your to be read list. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Theamwriter on LibraryThing 26 days ago
First, I want to say that I love the cover of this book with the eyes at the top of the cover. The font on the cover is different and I like it. Now on to the good stuff, I love that the main characters is a male and not a female. It was a nice change of pace. I liked how when the story starts, it begins with the main character and his uncle testing out a spell that his uncle created. As the story progresses, when the main character leaves his home thinking he is protecting his uncle from someone who is going to come after him, he meets a boy named Trey. I love that Braden and Trey get into a relationship, even if it is a complicated one. I love that it was the traditional male-female relationship. I really liked that ¿eye condition¿ that Braden has to deal with. I didn¿t expect that to something that a witch can do. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to see if there is a sequel or not to this book. I would recommend this book to my fellow book lovers.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 26 days ago
I really liked this book! Filled with lots of magic, witches, and betrayals, I loved reading it. What I really enjoyed about this book is the great mystery of it. Mr. Tracey lead the reader to dark places, where secrets were revealed. And me likey secrets! I love that the reader, learned the secrets along with the main character Braden. It made the reader feel more in the story.The setting of the story in Belle Dam really gave the book a much more intensifying read. I loved how well Mr. Tracey brought the town and its history back round to life. I also liked how Ms. Tracey didn't overwhelm the reader with too much information. Everything is given to the reader bit by bit and leaves the reader following the story much more closely. The rival of the families, the fighting really got my heart racing. The love interest was not my style, though others may enjoy it better than me.Overall, I really loved and adored Mr. Tracey well written book. He is able to bring to life his characters, his settings, as well as bringing the reader into the story, falling swiftly in Braden's shoes. The magic that flowed from the book, enchanted the reader from the very first line.
melancholycat on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Such a good book! I picked this up at the Book Expo in NYC and was really excited about the fact that it is an LGBT YA paranormal fantasy. Most LGBT books out there are just too depressing and focus so much on the character being gay that nothing much else happens. Here in Witch Eyes, Tracey made it simply normal, and the reader gets to explore a budding romance in a similar fashion to boy/girl YA romances. Not to mention, the magic system was incredibly fascinating. The only problem was this was an ARC, meaning the book hasn't been released, meaning even longer before the 2nd one comes out!
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing 26 days ago
It's hard to say no to this cover. Honestly, the first time I saw it I knew I had to have this book. I was also intrigued by the blurb -it's been a long time since I've read a YA paranormal novel with a male lead character and in a genre flooded by female narrators, it's fresh and exciting to finally see something different.Braden isn't like the other kids he knows. He has witch eyes, which allow him to see the world in a different way than those around him, something that's more honest and real than what anyone else can see. Of course, such a gift is never what it seems. And it doesn't help that it keeps sending him to a town known as Belle Dam, where he's caught in the middle of a witch family feud, and finds himself drawn to a boy named Trey.From the blurb, it sounds like you couldn't go wrong with this book. It started out great, with an interesting concept and a fairly well-constructed exposition that seemed to put the entire story on track. Then, sadly, it didn't take long for it to fall off that track. I'm not sure if it was the editing or the pacing, or just the main character, but something about this book was just off to me. Even after a ways in, I could still just not get fully engaged, and, me for, it seemed like the action was just crawling, and it was downright painful to get to the end.Now, I think it's great that this book is so different from what's out there. I really don't have a problem with diversity in YA literature, but I found Witch Eyes to be fairly dull, uninteresting, and populated with flat characters that I just couldn't engaging or connect with. The writing also felt a little spastic to me and somewhat unpolished, which may just be the result of poor editing.But sadly, I just couldn't enjoy this book. I've read so many other things in this genre that are just so much more compelling. I do have to give Witch Eyes points for daring to be different, but it just doesn't have much going for it other than that.
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Loved this so much
BrandonSharp More than 1 year ago
Its always nice to read a book with a gay protagonist, especially if your a gay man who reads tons of urban fantasy. You can only take so much girl on guy relationship drama before you start reading over the paragraphs when the steamy scenes happen for lack of interest. The main character already knows he's a witch, so we don't have to spend time watching him discover these new found powers. It gets straight to the main story arch rather quickly which worked well for how quick it is to read. Overall, by the end I was left wanting to read the next one! Story can be underdeveloped, along with the characters and their relationships. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read, if a little predictable. For the main character to be as powerful a witch as we are led to believe, he certainly lets a lot of witches control him. Just sayin'. Certainly worth the read, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was difficult to continue reading after the first chapter as it did not hold my attention. Several chapters later i was drawn into the world of witches and found the story line facinating. As the story reached its climax, it abruptly ended. For this, i giive it two stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was awesome and kept me entertained and i really hope demon eyes (the second book) comes on the nook store!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books my favorite character was trey
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Great fast passed read, leaving you satisfied but wanting more.
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I loved this from beginning to end! I can't wait until the next one.