Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Review: Would-Be Witch

This is the first book in the Southern Witch series by Kimberly Frost.

Book Blurb:

The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket - an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul - is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers - and a 007 savoir faire to boot - but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a warning: stay away from Lyons.

This was an enjoyable read. :)

I don't like it when authors make the female lead an air head. This is the case in Would-Be Witch.

Tammy Jo comes across as someone who has to write her name and address in her underwear just in case she forgets who she is and where she lives. That is annoying.

In the end Tammy Jo solves the problems - but in a bumbling manner, as if she didn't really have the ability to do it - it just worked out that way.

Tammy Jo has so much more to offer and I really hope she comes in to her own as this series progresses.

That being said - Would-Be Witch is a good read. I like the characters and the way they interact with one another. I can't wait to meet Tammy Jo's Mom and Aunt Mel - I hope they show up in the next book.

I have to say my favorite characters are Tammy Jo's ex-husband Zach and her cat Mercutio. :)

I give Would-Be Witch 3 out of 5 stars and I'm looking forward to the sequel - which is on the tbr shelf. :)

Southern Witch
1. Would-Be Witch (2009)
2. Barely Bewitched (2009)
Would-Be WitchBarely Bewitched


Patti said...

I have this book in my TBR. I'm glad to see it's entertaining.

Anna said...

This is a fun series to read. I love the cat Mercutio too.

Cecile said...

I have this one on my tbr pile too!! Thank you for your review. I can not wait to compare notes, lol!!
Hope you have a great night!

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

This is sitting on the TBR shelves for me too. Love the cover on this book and Barely Bewitched.

Danielle87 said...

I just heard about this series by reading an interview on scifiguy. The whole 'Southern Witch' thing reminded me of Charlaine Harris's 'Southern Vampire: Sookie Stackhouse' series and I was debating buying it from Amazon. I think I might wait for my local library to order the book in - I'm very fussy about my heroines, and I don't like them ditzy. Great review!

Blodeuedd said...

It does sound very fun, too bad she is an air-head

Michelle G said...


I was - enough so that I will read the net one. :)


The cat is a hoot. I want one of those. :)


I am looking forward to your thoughts. :)


I love the covers as well. :)


If your library carries this series that would be a great way to check it out - that way if it's not your cuppa, you're not out any money. :)


I'm hoping she gets better with the next installment. :)

Have a wonderful day ladies and thank you for stopping by. :)


SusiSunshine said...

Sounds nice. I so need a funny red soon. Such a shame she's a light head. I'm not sure if I like that!
Thanks for the review!

Mandi said...

Hmmm..a ditzy heroine...I think I have this book in my tbr. One day I will get to it!