Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Modern Witch

Book reviews are not normally my thing, however I had such fun reading A Modern Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 1) by Debora Geary, that I felt like I wanted to offer up a review.  If you are looking for serious literary fiction, this book/series is not for you.  However, if you are looking for fantasy/fiction that will allow you to smile, remind you that cool unexpected moments do happen, and you would like to see the witching/Wicca community placed in a positive context, then this is a book for you.  In some ways, A Modern Witch offered me the same feel good vibe as The Good Witch series (Hallmark), or even some of my childhood favorite films: Escape to Witch Mountain (the remake to that film, Race to Witch Mountain, came out in 2009).

A Modern Witch tells the story of Lauren, a 28 year old realtor who works in Chicago and does not know she is a witch, and a powerful mind witch at that.  One day her life is turned upside down when an online fetching spell takes her from her shopping needs and into a Witches' Chat.  Here she meets a group of Berkeley Modern Day Witches who help Lauren discover who she really is and her destiny.  Lauren is a reluctant witch at first, but with encouragement, training, and a new found ability to consume large quantities of chocolate and ice cream without gaining weight (doing magic is a great work out!), Lauren finds herself and her new life.

Geary's book has a host of memorable characters that will capture your heart and your imagination.  By far the most enchanting character in A Modern Witch is Aervyn, a four year old "Punk Witch" who wields great power to heal the elements or bring a comic book character to life.  Other notable characters include the new lovers Jamie (a programing elemental witch) and Nat (Lauren's non-witch best friend), whose love affair will capture heart. 

On a personal note, part of what captured my interest in A Modern Witch, was that it rekindled my need to get back to basics with Wicca and my family legacy.  I rarely talk about such things on my blog, but with the passing of my mom, I have let that part of my life pass as well. Never really a solitary practitioner, it has been hard to lose my partner.  So, if any Modern Day Witches out there are working on fetching spells, send one this way :)

Product Description - Taken from

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 916 KB
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937041034
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fireweed Publishing (March 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RZ2660
  • Lending: Enabled

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