White Witch by Trish Milburn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley in 2012 (A little late, but better than never!)
Genre: Paranormal YA
Book Description: Witchcraft Is Her Family's Business.
No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.
"Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.
All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.
Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.
My thoughts: Jax is running and hiding from her powerful witch family. She knows that if they catch her she will die. They want power and revenge. They will do anything to keep their power and will kill to keep it.
She wants to have a normal teen life. She wants to date, have friends, go to school, do all the things other 16 year old teens are doing.
She finds a small town, parks her trailer and enrolls in school. She makes a best friend and falls in love with Keller. The only problem is that he is a hunter of paranormal creatures like her.
I was caught up in the story of Jax and what would happen to her next. She is a very spunky girl with a great head on her shoulders. She has a strong sense of what she wants in life, and knows that she doesn't want to follow in the evil traditions of her coven.
The book flows at a quick pace and keeps interest. There is quite a bit of kissing, that would be the only caution I would have for younger teens.