Saturday, September 8, 2012

'Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft' Book Tour and Giveaway

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft
Audrey's Guides Book 1
Jody Gehrman

Genre: YA paranormal romance
Publisher: Magic Genie Books

ISBN: 978-0615658445

Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 97800
Cover Artist: David Wolf

Book Description:

Falling in love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her mysterious "cousin" shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past. 

**My thoughts**

When the option of reading and reviewing this book came across my inbox, my gut instinct was screaming out, "YES! Read this book!" My instincts were completely correct. I fell madly in love with this book from almost the very first page.

Sure, it's a little Harry Potter-esque, as are many of the other books about witches right now. Main character has occasional strange experiences, only to find out later that she is a witch and has an arch-nemesis after her. Something about this book, though, stands out from many of the others. Audrey is immediately likeable and feels real to me. I can see myself and some of my friends from back in high school in her. The voice in her narrative rings true. The story is told in a captivating manner that keeps you flipping the pages, even if you are bone tired. The element of romance with hottie sorcerers doesn't hurt, either. I eagerly await the sequels. 

Author Bio: 
Jody Gehrman is the author of seven novels and numerous plays. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is her most recent Young Adult novel. Her other Young Adult novels include Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love, (Penguin's Dial Books).  

Babe in Boyland has recently been optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association's Teen Choice Award

Her adult novels are Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin (Red Dress Ink). Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English at Mendocino College.

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  1. I think this sounds like a really fun read - thanks for the opportunity!

  2. That sounds so much fun and I would really love to read it! :D