Saturday, August 13, 2011

Review: Tales of Aradia the Last Witch

Review: Tales of Aradia the Last Witch
Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch Volume 1
Title: Tales of Aradia the Last Witch
Author: L.A. Jones
Publisher: ebook
Pages: 152
Rating: ****
Review Source: the author L.A. Jones

Back of Book Synopsis: (from 

Unknown to the humans who hung innocent people at the Salem Witch Trials, real witches of the hidden race were killed for fear of exposure or at least that's what all the vampires, werewolves, and other races thought. There was not one witch who survived the genocide of the Salem Witch Trials. But one day a girl named Aradia moves to Salem, MA and all that changes.

My Thoughts:

In the prologue, there is a massacre of witches taking place simultaneously with the Salem Witch Trials (but the humans are not aware of it) by the other members of the hidden race (magical creatures) because they had been led to believe that the witches had exposed themselves to the humans and according to their laws that is punishable by death. However, we learn that the massacre was ordered by the master vampire because his demon seer saw that a witch would one day kill him and end his rule. All of the creatures of the hidden race believed that all the witches had been killed, but one had been saved, sent through time to the present when she could fulfill her destiny and take revenge for the death of her people.

Aradia is found by a couple who are desperate for children and her new life begins. She is a fairly normal teenage girl except for the magical powers that she possesses. She is kind of a spitfire very funny and sarcastic. (She likens the school cafeteria to a Metallica concert because of how crowded and noisy it was, which totally made me laugh) She has a really great sense of right and wrong and is really sweet. When her family moves to Salem things get interesting. She realizes that there are kids at her school who are like her, different from the “normal” students. There are groups of unnaturally beautiful students and they all seemed to notice that she was different as well.

Throughout the story Aradia and those around her are trying to figure out what she is and keep the tension between the different races of the hidden to a minimum. There is a lot of action and there is a murder mystery that Aradia solves. The story was very interesting and it caught my attention right away. I was definitely drawn in to the story but there were some technical issues such as grammatical errors, misspellings, and some of the sentences were worded oddly(only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars), but overall I really enjoyed it and I want to find out more about Aradia so I will totally continue with the series.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal and YA.

I give it ****

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