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Tales of Aradia the Last Witch (Volume 1) Paperback – April 15, 2011
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I love books that cover witches and mysticism and this one did not disappoint. From the first page to the last line I was intrigued and entertained.If you are into fantasy and witches you really need to get this one. --Albert Robbins III
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This gem came to my attention via another site. The author, L.A. Jones, posted a request for reviews, with a link to download the book for FREE on Smashwords. I jumped on it. We all know that when it comes to Elsie's (Egads, I'm relating to myself in third person?) favorite things Kindle & FREE reads get my heart pumping with excitement. Plus, the cover art was simply divine.We aren't supposed to judge books by their covers, but we all do, and in this case the cover made the download. It was good enough that I might have even paid for the book. Might. Let's not get crazy here.
The story is a YA tale. The bulk of it happens in Salem ( a little cliche for a book about a modern day witch, but in a clean Disney way). The main character, Aradia, is the last true witch. She has supernatural powers & no idea that she is a witch. She knows she's different, but has no idea how or why.
Her friends in Salem High are the usual characters: Vampires, Werewolves (therewolf! Sorry, couldn't resist), Fae, and other assorted 'hidden' elements that live happily alongside humans without any suspicion being cast. Sound a little Twilightesque? Yeah, it kinda is. But that is the least of it's problems.
The real issue with this book, is that it lacked editing. I mean, really lacked any & all editing.
The way the book was written, I felt like I was reading a book written by a someone the same age as Aradia. So much so, that I researched L.A. Jones to try and uncover her age (listed as 23).
I think young teen girls might really enjoy this book, but most adults won't be able to get through it due to the haphazard writing style. Perhaps the first book is free and the second & third volume (at roughly $5.00 a pop) had a serious make over?Read more ›
Reviewed for Forbidden Passions Reviews
Teenager Aradia finds herself the new girl in a town occupied by vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. She quickly becomes caught up in typical high school drama and popularity contests and, predictably, becomes torn between potential vampire and werewolf boyfriends. Thankfully, the romance takes a back seat to the recent double murder in town and Aradia directs most of her attention to solving it. She seems to alternate between her vampire and werewolf romantic interests not out of any real romance but out of a desire to work the supernatural grapevine; dating and socializing with whoever provides the clues she's looking for. In all, Tales of Aradia The Last Witch is a strong debut novel and creates high expectations for the rest of the series.
I just hope the book cover art on the rest of the series is as great as this one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting. Not sure I like reading about witches but glad the author is trying and is writing more books.Published 14 days ago by Lakiesha Burns
I agree that it needs some editing.. But i loved it! It kept me on my feet and I wanted to read it to the end! Keep up the good work you will get there !! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chrissy
I really enjoyed this read. Differnt for me, but it sucked me inPublished 13 months ago by Cassie H.
Although leery of the free download I finished this novel quickly. I enjoyed it, the story line was good the characters were well thought out and full of emotion. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alisha Robinson
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
This was a fun quick read that grabbed my interest from the first chapter! Read more