The Revealers by Amanda Marrone

I am so glad…you don’t even know…that this book was good. I saw so much potential in her first book, Uninvited, and was so disappointed that I just had to go out and find her newest release. I know, it’s not typical to keep reading an author that you are disappointed in, but sometimes you have to suck it up and try again.

I wrote a pretty ugly review of her first novel, but here I would like to only say how much I liked it.

I don’t know that I want to give away any of the plot or plot twists. Let’s just say that the book is about a group of witches, young girls, that are about to turn 18. Each girl is excited to learn the secret of the coven on their 18th birthday, wanting to know why they have so many traditions to follow and why there are big consequences if they are challenged.

As each girl in turn becomes 18, they learn the secrets of the coven and have to face the challenges that lay ahead of them. Will they stick to the traditions of their mothers or will they go against the coven and regret it?

It’s a short read, but well worth it. It kept me wanting to know more throughout. One thing I do want to say is, the main girl in the story, Jules, I wanted to know more about her relationship with Connor, boyfriend and coven leaders son.

Jinx by Meg Cabot

I just realized that I read a lot of Meg Cabot books. She is one of my favorite authors. Not only does she write for YA, but she also has a few Adult series out there, too.

This is one of her YA novels. I was a little skeptical when I first read the reviews on it, but I stuck with it. I really liked the idea of someone being “jinxed” and that they are the only ones that have put that “curse” on themselves and are the only ones that can get rid of it.

In saying that, I was a little disappointed by this book. It was very predictable with no surprises at all. I wanted a little more from this book. I did like the wiccan/witch theme throughout the book, but once again I wanted something more than wasn’t there. I can’t quite put my finger on what I wanted. I almost think I missed Cabot’s witty charm that she portrays in all of her other novels. I do recommend this book though.  It’s not the greatest book I’ve ever read, but it is by far not the worst. It’s definitely a must for Cabot fans.