Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Trouble With Spells by Lacey Weatherford

The Trouble With Spells by Lacey Weatherford
The Trouble With Spells (Of Witches and Warlocks, #1)

Published March 8th 2011 by Moonstruck Media 2nd Kindle Edition
Originally Published November 12th 2009

Goodreads Synopsis: 
What does every young girl wish for on her sixteenth birthday? Not to be told she's a witch, that's for sure!

But what if it comes with powers, a hot romance, and exciting adventure?

Of Witches and Warlocks Series Book One, The Trouble with Spells

Portia Mullins had always lived the life of a normal teenager, up until her sixteenth birthday. She is then informed by her grandma that she is actually a witch who is a descendant of a long line of witches and warlocks. After overcoming her disbelief she finds that being a member of the coven comes with one great perk in the form of the school's handsome bad boy, Vance Mangum. Vance and Portia have an immediate connection as a budding romance begins, only to be threatened by turbulent skies on the horizon as Vance's checkered past rears its ugly head to haunt them. Portia is forced to use her untried powers in defense of everything she loves in a desperate attempt to hold on to the one thing that really matters in her life.

My thoughts on this book:
Ok so I know this isn't even close to being a new book but I figure that there would others out there like me that didn't get the chance to read some books when they first came out and are still catching up. 

The Trouble With Spells is the first book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series. This is the story of Portia Mullins who is just an ordinary girl, or so she thought, until she turns 16. Most teenagers hope for a car for their Sweet 16 but Portia gets quite a surprise when instead of a car she gets told that she is a witch and that her family has been hiding it from her all her life. We follow her as she discovers more about herself and her magic. 

Vance is a warlock that is under the protection of Portia's coven after his mother and him ran away from his father when he was young and he has been running and hiding ever since. I love the romance between Portia and Vance. It is soooooo sweet but also a little scary. They are totally obsessed with each other, more so then the typical teenagers in love kind of obsession. Portia spends a lot of time with Vance pretty much abandoning her best friend. 

Things don't always go smoothly for Portia. Her best friend is acting strange and Vance's father is getting closer to finding him every day. I can't really say much more without giving the whole story away. The book ends with Vance leaving in an attempt to keep Portia and the other people in his coven safe. 

I'm not sure what the paperback version is like but there are quite a few little spelling and grammatical mistakes within the kindle edition. I didn't feel like it was enough to detract from this book though. 

I can't wait to see what is going to happen next and to see what is going to happen to Portia and Vance's relationship with them being separated for a period of time. 

I give this book 4/5 


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