Monday, October 10, 2011

White Witch Pond Blog Tour


Blog Tour and Review: White Witch Pond by Jody Kihara
White Witch Pond

Check out Jody Kihara’s facebook page because she is going to be giving away 5 copies of White Witch Pond. Go and enter for a copy of your own. Good Luck!  

Title: White Witch Pond
Author: Jody Kihara (website: http://www.jodykihara.com/)
Pages: 119
Rating: ****
Review Source: The author, Jody Kihara for Lightning Book Promotions

Back of Book Synopsis (from goodreads.com):

Shaya Solen’s walk home from school takes her past an eerie pond, where one day she finds an old bracelet made of raven feathers. Soon, strange events begin to unfold: a shadowy figure glimpsed across the water, ominous nightmares haunting Shaya, and rumors of a witch who once drowned in the pond. With the discovery of a strange family connection to the witch, Shaya is drawn into a mystery that must be solved before the approaching Halloween, which is the thirteenth anniversary of the witch’s death – and Shaya’s birthday.

You can purchase a copy of White Witch Pond at Amazon.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved this book. It was creepy and sweet all at the same time.
Jody Kihara’s writing style is so beautiful and it evokes such great imagery. Just in this little passage we get so much information and already there is a feeling of dread creeping into the story: “It was October, and the days were short. The light was already fading by the time school let out – only a quarter to four, and already the edges of the park were blurring away into a fuzzy half-light, as if a paintbrush with too much water had drawn their outlines. The air had a sharp, biting feel to it, making Shaya shove her hands in her pockets and bounce up and down on her heels.” (p.4) You just know that something spooky is about to happen.

Shaya is such a wonderful fully developed character. We see her antagonistic relationship with her older brother, Dev, but we also see her love for him as well. When the sibblings are walking home, they discover the bracelet of a witch that died in the pond. Shaya has the sense to throw it back but her brother picks it up and brings it home. Once it gets there, strange things begin happening, and Shaya has to beat the clock to save her brother and make things right.

Shaya makes such a great heroine. Despite the fact that she is young, she takes her destiny into her own hands and works to save her brother’s life. She is constantly yelled at by her mom and her brother does not want her help, but she does not stop and she shows great courage in some pretty spooky situations.

Overall this is a really good story. Very well written and wonderfully spooky. A perfect read of October. I give it **** out of five.

The other White Witch Pond Blog Tour Stops:

October 9th – Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
October 10th – Lexi @ The Novel Student
October 10th – Jessica @ Book Sake
October 11th – Liz @ Cleverly Inked 
October 12th – Jennifer @ My Life With Books
October 13th – Jessica @ A Book Lover’s Diary
October 14th – Rebecca @ Everything To Do With Books
October 14th – Velvet @ vvb32 Reads
October 15th – Heidi @ Pages of Gold
October 16th – Shannon @ Write-To-Read
October 17th – Yara @ Once Upon A Twilight
October 18th – Jennifer @ Can’t Put It Down
October 19th – Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension
October 20th – Kristin @ Kristin Can Read
October 20th – Rachel @ Rachel’s Book Reviews
October 21st – Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment
October 22nd – Natalie @ Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews

2 comments:

  1. Great post! Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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  2. Thanks so much for the review, Lexi!
    Jody

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