Thursday, September 17, 2015

REVIEW: Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly

Seriously Wicked
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? 

Cam has been raised by a witch. No, seriously. The witch is constantly trying to get Cam to learn spells, giving her odd punishments (turning her into words, lose feeling in limbs, the usual), and odd errands.  The problem is that Cam doesn't like the witch and Cam isn't a witch. When the witch summons a demon and that demon just so happens to posses a cute boy at Cam's school, things get even more complicated. Now, Cam not only has to stop the demon, but figure out how to stop a phoenix from incinerating her school. And she might have to be a witch in order to do it.

I picked up this book solely because of the cover. Being a lover of rainbows and striped tights, I was immediately curious about this book featuring a girl wearing those fabulous tights (though, Cam doesn't wear striped tights, so I'm a bit confused). And after reading the synopsis, I was definitely intrigued. I admit that this book was not exactly what I expected, though I didn't have incredibly high expectations.

This book is very short, less than 200 pages, so I quickly breezed through it! This book was a very fun read, as well. This book is just so ridiculous and cheesy (purposely cheesy) that you can't help but find the book to be fun. Yeah, the plot seems somewhat dark based on the synopsis, but the writing and characters make the book so much lighter.

The characters in this book were an interesting bunch. I would like to mention that Ca, our MC, is 15, which is on the younger side of YA. While a book can be YA at that age, adding in the ridiculous and light plot just give off a middle grade feeling. Though, I did like Cam and she came off as a real teenager. I did have problems with how she called the witch, well, a witch all the time, even though she was apparently family. Although, the witches parenting techniques were a bit harsh.

As for romance, there was a bit of a love interest. Due to the lightness of the book, there wasn't a whole lot of romance. Not that I' complaining!

I thought this was a really quick and fun read, but it wasn't really anything more than that! Sure, it was enjoyable, but I didn't love it and I can't really say that I will remember this book months from ow. If you would like to read a fun and light paranormal or you just need a quick read, pick it up!

I hereby give this book
3 Stars
Meaning: I liked it.

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