Saturday, May 14, 2011

Review: Wayward by Ashley Girardi



Born without magic, seventeen-year-old Helena "Hex" Wayward is an embarrassment to her power-hungry relatives.

As the weakest member of the world's most deadly magical family, Hex learns early how to avoid confrontation. There's no defending herself against an errant curse or the pit-demon that her cousins like to summon during family reunions.

When the dark magic inside of her -- magic that she never dreamt even existed -- erupts in a violent display, it kills a member of a rival family. Now, Hex's family hopes to use her magic for their own sinister purposes and their enemies just want her dead. Abandoning her magic will leave Hex defenseless but she's seen how quickly power corrupts even the best intentions.

She has to make a choice: Save her life or save her soul


My Thought
The only reason why I joined the eBook tour for Wayward was its cover. I did not read its synopsis. This time there were no speculations that I could create like I used to do. It’s all because the cover did not tell me much. But for sure, the girl eyes attracted me in the first place.

Although in the beginning Helena “Hex” Wayward was drawn like another ordinary girl, she already grabbed my attention. And I was totally falling for her when she told me who she really was. All story about her past and her family were strung me out.

As written in synopsis, Hex was a witch without magic. It was easy to get the picture how miserable it was. The pressure that she got from her family became the reason why she avoided all family gathering or reunion. She did not need pity, but I just could not help myself. Especially when I found out the way they treated her. I felt so fired up when one night, an incident changed her life. For the first time, she was counted. I liked this movement.

What happened next was written very well. Another character such Sam, Cynthie, Zach even her cynical father made this story better. However the climax did not happened as I expected, the whole chapters were enjoyable. I am glad that Wayward is the first book of The Wayward Trilogy / The Witch Wars Saga as what written in Goodreads. I want to read the next book.

Cover
Her face and creepy eyes made me want to read this book. Love it

4/5

Author: Ashley Girardi | Blog
Format: eBook; 150 pages - Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (May 6, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 146104426X
ISBN-13: 978-1461044260
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.