Holly Cathers’s world shatters when her parents are killed in a rafting accident. She is wrenched from her home in San Francisco and sent to Seattle to live with her aunt, Marie-Claire, and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole. But sorrow and grief soon give way to bewildered fascination as one by one, strange incidents begin to occur. Such as the fact that any desire Holly whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the fact that a beloved friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. Or the fact of an undeniably magnetic and familiar attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.
Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launched into a dark legacy of secrets, alliances, and machinations, where ancient magics yield dangerous results, where possession is commonplace, and where reincarnation is taken for granted — and the three girls must take on roles in an intergenerational feud the likes of which they could never have imagined…and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.
It’s been awhile since I listened to this book but I’ve wanted to review it. (I’m actually currently upset that I can’t seem to find the date I finished this book on, ugh!) Anyway onto the book.
When I first started this audiobook I wasn’t sure that I would like it. I did not like the narrator, I found her voice to be too “high school girl” for my tastes (made worse when the POV shifted to the guys). Also Witch is a very dark tale of witches, as I mentioned in my review of Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood I’m not a huge fan of witches. So at the beginning I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to finish this story…but then something caught me. The possibility that Jer Deveraux could be redeemed. That he just may turn away from his family’s brutal ways and accept a kinder magic.
So although I wasn’t crazy about the narrators and at first found the audiobook hard to follow (this book contains flashbacks which I am sure would be much easier to understand in the print and ebook versions) I was captivated by it. I spent many days waiting for my car ride to school so I could hear more of the story. And finally when I reached the end I was left shocked and desperate to get my hands on the next book (which I still need 😉 ).
All in all I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars for being able to capture my attention given the fact that this is not a typical read for me.