Friday, 2 March 2012
White Witch by Trish Milburn
"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.
I really like this book, even though it does have the background of "all witches are evil" but Jax doesn't believe this and sets about trying to prove it - to herself and others.
Well written characters and the storyline is paced well enough to keep the reader interested. I like how Milburn describes a witch's power, it kinda comes across like lightning but I get the impression it's not something you can see. So imagine invisible lightning.
Definitely a good first book in the series and one I'll be keeping an eye on for future releases.
Book Depository: White Witch
Amazon UK: White Witch