Author: Veronica Blade
Published: September 3, 2011
Stars: 2 out of 5
Brainiac Tessa McClean’s newly discovered magical powers give her hope of an escape from her inadequate life. But the thrill of being a witch fades when she learns of a rival coven and begins to suspect her own coven’s objective. Evidence tells Tessa to trust one side, but instinct drives her toward the other.
When Hayden Anders, the most delinquent kid in school–and the toughest–offers self-defense lessons in exchange for tutoring, the timing couldn’t be better. Though the idea of hanging out with a bad-boy that tempting is unnerving, staying alive amidst warring witches takes priority. She vows to hold onto her values and not surrender to the bad-boy she begins to secretly want.
Together, Tessa and Hayden uncover the truth about the two factions–a truth that explains why the covens will stop at nothing to lure her to their side. Tessa has only a matter of weeks to form an alliance with one coven or the other, but the wrong decision could cost Tessa the lives of all those she loves–including Hayden. (
I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn’t stomach it by the end. The beginning was amazing! It was funny and I loved Tessa. But I can only take so much low self esteem. By the end it was like listening to someone over weight complain about how they are on a diet and shouldn’t eat the double brownie they are shoving down there face. I’m mean come on, Tessa is in high school. Relax already! I hated how she made Hayden walk on egg shells around her for fear she might break up with him. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the first half of the book. Around 70% in, I was finding excuses not to pick up the book. Sorry, this book was not for me.