Sunday, September 6, 2015

Tori Review: "Seriously Wicked" by Tina Connolly


Title: Seriously Wicked

Author: Tina Connolly

Genre:YA Supernatural

Publication: May 5, 2015

Pages:  208

The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?

Entertaining/Pleasant Read

I want to preface this review by saying that I read Seriously Wicked immediately after reading another book that has a much darker take on YA Paranormal and I’m not entirely sure how much that influenced my thought process towards this book.

Now, with that being said, I think the best word I can use to describe this book is “cute.” You know what I mean, like the perfectly sweet friend that has always been labeled “cute” rather than “beautiful/handsome” because his/her best friend is gorgeous. That kind of “cute.” It was a perfectly fine and pleasant read. I just never found myself getting too excited about what was going to happen.

The main character, Cam, is a teenager stuck living with a wicked witch who took her from her parents when she was a baby. She is the errand girl for said wicked witch for everything from pig’s ears to rhubarb. If she doesn’t accomplish a task she is punished, in ridiculous yet creative ways. Cam is constantly trying to sabotage any and all plots by the witch to take over the city so when a demon is summoned…and then breaks free only to inhabit the cute new boy at school…well she has her work cut out for her if she wants to save…well everyone.

I think that the characters just didn’t really do it for me in this book. I wanted more, plain and simple. My favorite character would have to be the dragon and she didn’t even talk.

3 quills to Seriously Wicked. Like I said, if you are looking for a “cute” little book about a teen NOT-wannabe witch that ends up in some quirky hijinks…well then this one is for you.

Until next time!

  Tori is a  24 year old tiny oddball of a woman who ardently loves rainy days and festive repartee. A college graduate, she holds a degree in communications with an emphasis on writing for media. Tori is currently an Assistant librarian working towards getting her Master's in Library Science. You will not find it surprising that this Auggie-Talk Co-Blogger is a passionate devotee of impulsive bookstore perusing and reading far past the point of exhaustion.

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