Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Bookanista Booyah for WITCH EYES

Happy Thursday. I'm excited to bring you another fabulous Bookanista debut today - Scott Tracey's WITCH EYES. But before I get to that, I need to give a quick shout out to Bookanista Stasia Ward Kehoe, whose book AUDITION is officially out TODAY! I am so excited for everyone to read it and see how amazing it is!
And now, here are the other great Bookanista reviews:
On to my Bookanista Shout out for Scott Tracey's WITCH EYES

Release Date: September 8, 2011

Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
A boy who can see the world's secrets and unravel spells with just a glance.

Braden's witch eyes give him an enormous power. A mere look causes a kaleidoscopic explosion of emotions, memories, darkness, and magic. But this rare gift is also his biggest curse.

Compelled to learn about his shadowed past and the family he never knew, Braden is drawn to the city of Belle Dam, where he is soon caught between two feuding witch dynasties. Sworn rivals Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe will use anything--lies, manipulation, illusion, and even murder--to seize control of Braden's powers. To stop an ancient evil from destroying the town, Braden must master his gift, even through the shocking discovery that Jason is his father. While his feelings for an enigmatic boy named Trey grow deeper, Braden realizes a terrible truth: Trey is Catherine Lansing's son . . . and Braden may be destined to kill him.
Why I liked it: 


I've been looking forward to reading WITCH EYES ever since I first heard of the premise - a modern day paranormal, alternative version of Romeo and Juliet. Perfect. So when I finally got my hands on a copy, I devoured it in a few days.

The book did NOT disappoint. Kirkus reviews called it a "bewitching blend of paranormal romance and intrigue." Yep - it sure is. Other reviews have called it intense, beautiful, and original - also true. What I really loved was both the story and the courage Scott Tracey demonstrated in writing it! Not everyone will gravitate towards a LGBT version of anything. I so appreciate that Tracey did NOT steer clear of this topic, just because it is sensitive in some people's eyes.

I also enjoyed the writing itself. Tracey did not feel the need to throw me into constant action at every turn. He allowed me to get to know the characters through some of their every day activities, their likes and dislikes. The dialogue is smart, the pacing smooth and the story original. Way to go Scott! I hope to see more form you in the future.

What are you guys reading? Anything I need to add to my TBR pile since it is FINALLY shrinking a tad???

3 comments:

  1. I'm about half way through Witch Eyes. I totally agree with your review.

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  2. Awesome stuff. Thanks for the links!

    I've launched a giveaway today! :)

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