Release Date: September 8, 2011
Rating: 5 stars
Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.
After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden’s powers to unlock Belle Dam’s secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father–and Trey, the enigmatic guy he’s falling for, is Catherine’s son.
To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves.
Oh my gosh, I have just been reading so many fabulous books lately. Witch Eyes fit right in that category. I have been really looking forward to Witch Eyes for months, since I first heard about it, and I honestly don’t know if I have the words to express my feelings for Witch Eyes, but I’ll certainly try.
I really love witches. I think they’re one of the most fun, well paranormal isn’t really the right word but I’ll just use it for the lack of a better word, paranormal being out there because they’re human, they just have magic. There’s also so many different ways witches can be, and Scott Tracey really went out on a limb and made his witches super unique. That made Witch Eyes so much fun to read, because there was no predictability with the business of witches.
Witch Eyes was really well written. This was my first thought when I started reading the book, and continued to be an omnipresent thought as I read Witch Eyes. The storyline was super easy to get caught up in. With everything going on in this small town, I was so curious as to how everything would turn out. I loved that I never was able to predict the path of the story line.
All the characters in Witch Eyes were all around super lovely, with the exception of Fallon and Jason, because I thought they were kind of just slimeballs and Catherine was kind of a snot. I really loved Braden. He was super witty and I just loved his character. He had the best insults, ever. I loved Riley’s spunk. I wasn’t expecting to like Jade, I honestly was expecting her to turn out to be the typical mean girl.
Witch Eyes was another phenomenal debut that I have read this year. With its original storyline and unforgettable characters, Witch Eyes is one of the best books of the year. Scott Tracey is definitely an author to watch.
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