by Trish Milburn
published by Bell Bridge Books
received from NetGalley for review
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
This is the story of Jax. She is a witch who belongs with a coven of dark witches. They are intent on revenge for the witch hunts of the past. Jax doesn't agree with their thinking and leaves the coven, incidentally, this is a punishable offense (death).
Jax moves to a small town intent on starting a new life, a quiet life, a normal life- no magic. Well, guess what? It's not going to happen. She has inadvertently started her new life in an area full of supernatural activities.
This is a very fast paced novel. Too fast at times, my head was spinning with all the information the author wanted to give the reader. Plot development was as expected, nothing dramatically different from other YA books. UNTIL the end--WOW..didn't see that coming! Leaves us open for a sequel.