Friday, October 19, 2012

Review: The White Witch by Trish Milburn

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 (goodreads).

Review:                                              Based on ARC. Thanks Netgalley

While I wasn't blown away by this book, the plot did hold my attention until the end.

Jax has left her Witch Coven family and is trying to stay under the radar. That proves to be harder than she planned when a young witch hunter starts giving her special attention.

This book was short and sweet, I finished it within a day. I hadn't read a witch book before and I thought this would be a good introduction. While the plot was mildly entertaining, it wasn't anything special. It flowed pretty well with its well placed plot twist but the overall plot was predictable and generic.

I really liked Jax as a character, she was strong and interesting. I even liked Keller, what I liked most was watching him struggle with his witch hunter responsibilities while dating Jax. It made him seem more real. The love story, like most love stories, was rushed but I was never annoyed with the characters. I will say that I do not like the two supporting characters/best friends. I found their story to be very rushed and distracting.

The book is told by Jax's perspective and is very simple. I think the writing style is what made this such a quick read as well.


  1. I saw this one on NetGalley and contemplated requesting it. I'm not convinced that I should waste my time on a book that you only gave 3 stars when there are so many others out there begging for my attention. Thanks for your honest review!

    1. I'm happy I'm can help! Thanks for stopping by Carmel!

  2. Good honest review! The cover looks pretty neat, but I think I will not be jumping too fast for this one. If you want a good witch story you should try The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab or Chime by Franny Billingsley. I loved both of them!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

    1. Thanks my dear! I really DO need to read The Near Witch, I don't know why I've been putting it off. And I THINK I own Chime (ebook).

      Thanks for commenting Vyki!


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