Review: White Witch by Trish Milburn

Author: Trish Milburn
Title: White Witch
Series: Coven #1
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Published: March 1, 2012
Format: eBook – NetGalley Preview Exclusive

Summary from Amazon

Witchcraft Is Her Family's Business.
No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.

"Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.

All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.

Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.

I haven’t read any books prior to this where the main character is a witch. I’ve read plenty of other Paranormal books featuring Vampires and Werewolves, but not witches. What has taken me so long? This book was fantastic!!

It wasn’t your typical Witch story involving old witches with warts stirring their big black cauldrons. Trish Milburn has taken a piece of history, the Salem Witch trials from 1692, and given it a bit of a twist. She states that human’s didn’t record the history correctly, that there was eighty-nine extra people murdered at the time around the trials, so the Witches decided to rebel and draw on old and dark powers to retaliate. They raise their children in these beliefs and basically brainwash them into doing what they’ve been destined to become.

However not all of the children feel this way. Jaxina Pherson was raised with these beliefs, but after the death of her mother she started making plans to escape her coven. She ends up in Baker Gap, North Carolina, trying to live a life as a normal teenage girl, going to school, making friends and trying her best not to tap into her powers so she doesn’t attract her family.

The characters in the book are easy to connect with and I found them all quite likeable. Jax is very independent; she relies on herself and her instincts to survive. Keller was raised as a hunter and it is his job to kill all things supernatural. He is portrayed as a tough character, but he is starting to see some shades of grey when it comes to his job, causing him to question some of his beliefs.

Toni is a fun and witty character. She seems to just float through life not caring about what anyone thinks of her. She has her own style and seems to go with it, much to the disappointment of her mother! Toni and Jax hit it off early as they have similar interests. And Egan: smart and good looking who has quite a carefree approach. What girl doesn’t like a boy on a bike!!

I really was bewitched by this book!! I thought it had an intriguing plot, involving witch history in the modern world. There’s romance and action, what more could I want from a Paranormal book!

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  1. Just spend a total of up to a minute having stars follow my cursor :)

    Also you're review was awesome!
    This sounds like it was a good book, and a different kind of read!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book, crazed girl

    1. No!!!
      The stars disappeared... :(

    2. They are still there!! I promise!!

      Thanx for the feedback Magen, I really apreciate it!!

    3. Naomi!

      If I could hug you right now I totally would!
      So, *virtual hug*, you're comment brought the biggest smile to my face! It made me so, so happy and it also made me realize why I am a book blogger in the first place.
      I understand about not getting a lot of feedback, and every comment means so so much!
      I am so thankful and glad you enjoyed my comment!
      Writing reviews is definitely a challenge, but you seem to be doing an amazing job!
      I'd always love to hear from you, too!
      You are a doll!

      May you have a great and wonderful day filled with amazing books and amazing people!

      Magen Corrie
      ~Corrie the book, crazed girl

      Yay! For the stars!!

    4. Thanx Magen. You're so sweet!! I always love chatting with you! You Rock! Thank you for your kind words, you've made my day!!

  2. You're the only other Blogger I've seen that has read this book!
    I agree with you though, it was great!

    Great review.
    And thanks for following me. I'm following back.

    1. I know, I've had other bloggers say that they haven't even heard of it! I'm hanging for book 3!!

  3. I love witches, and Salem witches are awesome. I loved your review!! You are really doing great!! :)

    1. Thank you Liz for your advice!! You are awesome!!


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