Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Witch World

Title - Witch World 
Author - Christopher Pike
Series - Witch World #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Fantasy
Published - November 13th 2012
Publisher - Simon Pulse
Format - Ebook


Witches are real—and each of us may be one—in this all-new paranormal suspense novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Christopher Pike.

Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry—how to make it through the road trip in the same car with her Ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy who broke her heart five months ago when he dumped her for no reason. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because he wants her back.

But what Jessie doesn’t realize is that Jimmy is the least of her problems.

In Las Vegas she meets Russ, a mesmerizing stranger who shows her how to gamble, and who never seems to lose. Curious, Jessie wants to know his secret, and in response, alone in his hotel room, he teaches her a game that opens a door to another reality.

To Witch World.

Suddenly Jessie discovers that she’s stumbled into a world where some people can do the impossible, and others may not even be human. For a time she fears she’s lost her mind. Are there really witches? Is she one of them?

#1 Bestselling author Christopher Pike offers up another classic edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that keeps you guessing right until the last page.

Opening line

Jessie has just graduated from high school this weekend is going to be her classes all night party just happening in Vegas. What could possibly go wrong? Well before leaving town she’s stuck riding three hours with her ex-boyfriend who she still has feelings for. After getting settled in Vegas and dinner the girls head to a blackjack table but Jessie is quickly running out of money but a handsome stranger draws her attention and when Alex wants to leave she stays behind to get to know him. Not only does Jessie make a bunch of money she also finds a new friend with a secret that will change her life forever.

It’s the next day when things start to get weird and she’s forced to call Russ who instructs her to get in a taxi and come right over but instead of heading to his hotel Jessie finds herself kidnapped by the taxi driver. When she thinks she’s free she finds herself locked in a meat freezer slowly dying to later wake in a morgue. Strange things are adding up quickly but little did Jessie know what by dying in the meat locker she is now connected to Witch World. Learning that she’s a rare witch with the most genes and that she now has to live each day twice between the human world and witch world. She learns that there is more going on than she expected including she has a daughter.

I like Jessie she has her frustrating moments but overall she’s a great character. I like the idea that she’s a witch who has lived two lives and now that she is connected she’s had two different relationships with the same guy. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Jimmy at first the way he tossed Jessie aside but as the book progressed I started to like him more as a potential love interest for Jessie.

I’ve been craving a Christopher Pike book for ages but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to re-read all his old books or jump into his new series. Witch World is written with an updated style, longer book, and enhanced character development to fit with the modern Young Adult genre. I think the author has a done a great job creating an exciting new series playing off the witch concept. I found the whole good vs evil witches interesting they each have their own way of thing some of them have lived for a long time which reminded me of the “Last Vampire Series” which is one of my favorites from Christopher Pike. The characters are easy to connect with you can’t help caring about Jessie and her friends. I honestly enjoyed Witch World it’s not a fast read like his novels from the 90’s but it’s an awesome start to a new series. I’m impatiently waiting for the next book. I can’t wait to see what happens next. After reading Witch World I feel the need to read all his old books I loved as a kid. 
4 out of 5 stars


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  2. I had no clue this book even existed! I'm also a long time fan of Christopher Pike and his early young adult horror books. I'm glad to hear you liked it. Thanks for the awesome review, it's completely convinces me that I need to read this book!

    P.S. I love this font and the bright colors over black!