No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.
"Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.
All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.
Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Source: Netgalley Review
Series: Book 1, The Coven
Links: Goodreads / Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com
10 out of 10
I absolutely adore witch stories so I knew when I read the title of this book that I had to read it and I am so happy that I did. This is definitely one of the best series I have read so far this year. The main character Jax is suck a strong fiery character, I got the feeling very early on that there were going to be a few battles along the way. This is the first time I've come across a witch story about a witch who is trying to get out of being one. Jax does not have to do this alone either, after escaping and moving back to 'normality' she meets some really great friends. These friends may just have secrets of their own.
What I loved about this story is finding out more about the different characters in this story, both that Jax meets and those that Jax knew from her past. There is a lot of back story, which helped me in setting the scene in my imagination and building a fuller picture of what Jax was up against and what she had to do next.
This is a fantastic start to a really fantastic series so far. I am really looking forward to reading book 2 in the series.
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