Author: Trish Milburn
Release date: March 1st 2012
Source: for review
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
What it says on Goodreads:
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.
What I have to say about it:
For me this story had a kind of Cinderella story feel to it. The Coven is the step-family, Jax is Cinderella, Keller is Prince Charming and Toni gets to play the best friend.
For some people that's a bad thing, for me not so much. I'm totally into those stories.
Jax is a great character. She's strong most of the time and is a smart girl. She tries to blend in by going to a normal High School.
Keller is a supernatural Hunter. Jax is attracted to him the first moment she sees him and he feels kind of the same. Because she knows what he is, she tries to keep her distance but that's hard considering that she's becoming close friends with his cousin Toni.
Toni is Jax' new best friend and a typical tomboy.She's a huge Joss Whedon fan and wears statement-shirts with quotes from his shows.
The story is set in this small time that has something strange happen once in a while. There is a typical high school, a teenager hang-out, a 'nightclub' and woods with supernatural creatures inside it.
It is an easy and entertaining read and I really enjoyed it. There was action, there was romance and there was drama. Most of the things I want in a story. The ending left me wanting to read more and find out what happens to the gang. Will she solve the mystery or will she fail miserably?
I can't wait to get my hands on Bane (The Coven Series #2).