Title: Life’s a Witch (Life’s a Witch #2)
Author: Brittany Geragotelis
Release Date/Publisher: July 9th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Finished: May 2nd 2012
Pages: 320-Paperback-ARC given for review
- What the Spell
- Life’s a Witch
- The Witch is Back
Hadley Bishop is a witch. As a descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem witch trials, Hadley understands the consequences if her secret gets out. But witchcraft has come a long way since Salem, and as far Hadley is concerned the past is past. Beauty spells, designer outfits and being in with the popular social crowd is much more her thing! But when the adults from Hadley’s coven suddenly vanish, it seems that the past is catching up with the present. All the evidence points to an age-old rival coven as the culprits, and Hadley must lead the young witches of her coven in a fight to avenge their elders and rescue their missing parents. At the same time Hadley is distracted by the mysterious and gorgeous Asher, who seems to have plenty of secrets of his own, not to mention a bit of magic. But whose side is he on? With everything at stake, can Hadley trust her own magic – and her heart – to guide her coven to victory?
What I thought:
Edit: After a comment from the author I realized I was an idiot, and this actually is a separate book than the first. I will cross-out that part of the review, but leave it in so you can still see my thoughts and initial confusion. I still did not like the book so my rating is staying.
I don’t like not finishing a book, but I really couldn’t stand the main character in this book and I couldn’t force myself to read any more of it. It was really that bad.
Not only is this book labeled as being a part of a series (this being #2) but it makes absolutely no sense! It reads as a completely new story and if it was to be a continuation there’d be so many inconsistencies it’s not even funny. For instance, her parents don’t use magic and hide from covens in the first one, totally the opposite in this one. Her and Asher are going out in book 1, and she just meets him for the first time in this one (again?). There was a cliffhanger in the first book, totally not even part of this storyline now. If it was supposed to be a new book and it just labeled wrong here, fine, but I still didn’t like anything that I read. (I honestly thought that this was the same character from the first book, I couldn’t even remember the girls name from before when I read the other one.)
Not to mention that the main character is really annoying. She’s full of herself, self-centered and that is not how teens should be acting these days! Not a good role-model in the book world at all. She even called the school her own, and how she had to “keep it running”.
I received this book for reviewing purposes, and I thank the publishers for the opportunity but I really couldn’t get through it at all. I am not going to read the next book.