Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Review: Would-Be Witch
This is the first book in the Southern Witch series by Kimberly Frost.
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. :)