Something Witchy This Way Comes by Veronica Blade
Published: November 30th 2011
Publisher: Crush Publishing Ink
Format : Ebook
Source : Review request from the author
Buy : Amazon
Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her hope of an escape from her inadequate life.
But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s objective. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other.
When Hayden Anders, the most delinquent kid in school — and the toughest — offers self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, the timing couldn’t be better. Though the idea of hanging out with a bad-boy that tempting is unnerving, staying alive amidst warring witches takes priority. She vows to hold onto her values and not surrender to the bad-boy she begins to secretly want.
Together, Tessa and Hayden uncover the truth about the two factions — a truth that explains why the covens will stop at nothing to lure her to their side.
Tessa has only a matter of weeks to form an alliance with one coven or the other, but the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all those she loves — including Hayden.
*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
No surprise, I loved this book as well! There's two main characters, Tessa and Hayden, a good girl and a bad boy. It's a very common setup, but this book definitely stands out.
It turns out that Tessa has some magical power. This she learns one day, when she's asked to principal's office. Hayden is asked to be her bodyguard. After that everything speeds up, and there's no dull moment!
I'm not sure who I liked more, Tessa or Hayden. Tessa was a strong female lead, who is sometimes quite whiny, but not too much, even though she prefers celibacy and remembers to tell you that. Hayden, on the other hand, doesn't whine, even if he has a good reason. He's quite over-the-top macho at the times. I was surprised that it didn't annoy Tessa. She could have at least pretend to be annoyed, just for the sake of feminism. But nobody's perfect, and woman sometimes wants some macho around, so I really liked him. Okay, I loved him.
There's also a hint of a love triangle, when a mysterious guy, Chait, enters the scene. I was just disappointed when nothing actually happened between Tessa and him. I know, it's wrong for me to wish that kind of things, but I just can't help myself. They would've had a perfect opportunity when Hayden decides to be a bigger man and steps aside, but they just wouldn't take the hint. Damn. But I'm still happy there was even some amount of love triangle.
It was definitely positive that both Tessa and Hayden were narrators. You knew what both were thinking throughout the whole book. That's especially the reason why it was so fun to follow how their romance progressed.
Plot contains many twists and no one's what they seem. We find out secrets from both Hayden's and Tessa's families, unfortunately they're not all that nice ones.
But that doesn't matter, because they just make this book even more intriguing! This is fast-paced book full of action and romance and I don't hesitate to recommend it to anyone, who's after good read! :)
Thanks again to author, Veronica Blade, for this book! Again, I wasn't disappointed! :)
Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children.
By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales.
She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters.
Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter.
Goodreads | Facebook | Homepage