Monday, August 6, 2012

Review of The Witches of Santa Anna by Lauren Barnholdt and Aaron Gorvine


Natalia Moore is the new girl at Santa Anna Prep, and all she wants to do is fly under the radar -- get to her classes, meet a few friends, and try not to make a total fool of herself in the meantime. But when handsome and popular Campbell Elliot goes out of his way to be nice to the new girl, Natalia's plan to go unnoticed flies out the window.

Cam's hot, but he's completely off-limits. Raine Marsden, the most popular and meanest girl in school, has had her eye on him ever since the summer. And Raine doesn't like competition.

When Cam goes as far as inviting Natalia to the exclusive weekend party at Raine's house, Raine sets her sights on a new victim. But what Natalia doesn't know is that Raine and her friends are no ordinary mean girls. They have powers most people can only dream of, and nobody will stand in the way of what they want. And what Raine wants is Campbell.

The Witches of Santa Anna series of novellas, proves just how far true love will go and that nothing--not even pure evil--can change your destiny.

NOTE: This compilation contains the complete set of novellas for season one, including CLAIMED, TRICKED, RUMORED, HUSHED, ENTICED, PURSUED, and RUINED...


Overall, I enjoyed this book.  It was interesting and the story didn't lag too much.  I always love a good witch story now and then.

I wasn't a fan of all the novellas strung together.  The often left off in a weird spot throughout the story.  They didn't flow well.

I liked the two main characters, Natalia and Cam.  There was so much mystery between the two of them.  Their dueling P.O.V.s gave a fresh look into the story. 

The plot was intriguing and I enjoyed the twists and turns.  I couldn't figure out if some of the characters were good or bad until I made it through most of the story.

This is a great YA series that continues on after this series of novellas.  I would recommend it to anyone that is into high school witches.  I give this read three glittery stars!

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