Small Town Witch (The Fae of Calaveras County #1)
written by Kristen S. Walker
published by Createspace
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: You know what? It was great. Think . . . Harry Potter with cell phones. Humans and fae share control of the magical town of Madrone, so along with the usual teen angst, high school’s also filled with multi-day faerie parties, vampires, and parents who use locator spells to keep track of their kids. I was expecting to have to put my “willing suspension of disbelief” to the test, but Walker manages to mix everything from shape-shifting and sorcery to family politics and teen sexual exploration into a cohesive, delightful story. Walker’s young adult readers might not be witches or kitsune, but I can bet they’ll find Rosa’s problems (magical AND mundane) to be both entertaining and realistic.
Would I recommend it: Absolutely.
About the book – from Goodreads: The perfect life . . . or the perfect lie.
Teen witch Rosamunde thinks she has it all: friends, parties, a happy family, and magic at her fingertips. But something dark lurks underneath the surface. When Rosa uncovers strange spells in her house, the illusion of the perfect life begins to crack, hinting at family secrets she never imagined.
With the help of her friends and the handsome kitsune Kai, Rosa peels back the layers of lies. Her search for the truth will take her far from home, into the dangerous Land of Faerie . . . but if the truth threatens her family’s apparent happiness, will she choose to live with the lie or break the enchantment that binds them all?