A Modern Witch by Deborah Geary

It’s been a while since I’ve done any book reviews, but I’ve been inspired to start again by my experiences in reading ebooks. My husband and myself were lucky enough to get a Kindle each as a birthday present from my sister in law. Thanks Moira!

I’ve been reading quite a few books on my Kindle, and here is one I thoroughly enjoyed: A Modern Witch by Deborah Geary.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

It’s a fresh take on the classic fantasy trope of somebody coming unexpectedly into their magical power. But unlike many others, this is dealt with a light and humorous touch – no endless pages of adolescent guilt and denial!

What I particularly enjoyed is the solid and convincing way the magic itself is portrayed. This is an area that is often glossed over in other books. Magic, how it works, its effects on people and their relationships with one another is the focus of this story. At times I wondered if the author herself is a witch, it was all dealt with in such a knowledgeable, no nonsense and practical way. πŸ™‚

This is not the usual plot about taking-down-evil-threat-to-the-world-with-predictable-cliffhanger-ending. It’s all about relationships and people getting to know themselves and one another. I also appreciated the many strong female characters. This book certainly passes the Bechdel test!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Courtney Hazzard
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 17:18:03

    I have four of the Modern Witch series on my Kindle. As soon as I start one, its finished in just a few days-I’m hooked! Can’t wait for Witches on Patrole book 2 coming out in January!

  2. mashadutoit
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 17:44:00

    I agree! I’ve just read “A Reckless Witch” which was a lot of fun , and am really looking forward to the sequel to Witches on Parole – that was actually my favourite Witches book πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 02:39:19

    I just finished the first two and will start the third tonight. I plan on getting more on my Kindle. I am not sure how I never discovered her books before. I love books with a strong family base to them. Then of course I love books about witches and witchcraft that don’t paint it in an evil good vs. evil way. Nora Roberts has a few series that I love as well.
    I can’t wait to read the next series when I am done this one. I have found a new favorite author to add to my long list.

  4. mashadutoit
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 08:53:00

    I’m sure you will love the third Geary book too! I think it is the best one so far. I’ve not tried Nora Roberts books, so thanks for the recommendation. πŸ™‚ Masha

  5. Sarah
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 14:54:05

    You’re right. I absolutely adore her style and the way she portrays the use of magic,its repercussions, and the relationships that it helps build. I can’t wait for the next in the series!

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