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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Review of The Witches Lottery

The Witches Lottery
Krystal McLaughlin
Copyright 2011 Krystal McLaughlin
All rights reserved

   Drew and Sophie are uprooted from their home when a tragic accident takes the life of their parents. According to their parents will, they are to live with their Aunt Celeste whom they have never met. To make matters worse, their aunt lives on an island near the town of Mystic in Hartford. This is all a total surprise to them, as well as, their parents best friend Jack. They all expected to remain in the house with Jack as their guardian.
   The house where their Aunt Celeste lives is a bed and breakfast of sorts where several other young people live. The problem is strange things are happening to Sophie and Drew is withdrawing into himself and spending too much time alone. Sophie doesn't know what to do or who she can trust. To complicate her life even more, their are two young men on the island vying for Sophie's attentions; but she is not even sure of her own feelings. Can she trust either one of those "gorgeous guys"?
   This is not my usual type of read; but when I had the opportunity to read and review something different, I jumped at the chance. I decided it was time to spread my wings. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is geared to the teenage set and I am sure they will love the story. I was pulled in from the very start and was unable to put the book down. I could not wait to see where the storyline was headed. If it had not been for reading on the computer, I would have read it in one sitting. The story was fast paced; but everything just fit nicely together. I have to tell you; I was quite surprised at where the story ended. It leaves the story open for the next book in the series and I will anxiously await A Dragon Forsaken.
   I want to thank Krystal for providing me with a word copy of the book to read and review. I was not compensated in any form for reviewing the book other then the privilege of reading it. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

I give The Witches Lottery 4.5 stars out of 5


  1. Congratulations to the author for influencing a new reader!!! Awesome review!
    Rachel Firasek

  2. Thank you Eva! I am glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I like what AlanaRose wrote (about the author deserving praise for influencing a new reader). Actually? Krystal McLaughlin has influenced more than THAT (since you blogged about it).

    Do you have a lap-top where you can sit in a recliner when you read an eBook? (I got an iPad for Christmas and it's utterly incredible - I can read in bed with the night light OFF so my husband can sleep and he doesn't even hear me turning any pages!)

    P.S. Thanks for following me on http://VampireReview.blogspot.com I just subscribed to you via Blogger AND Twitter (to make sure I don't miss any of your updates!)

  4. I do have a laptop; but I avoid reading books on it if I can. It hurts my eyes and I can't read for extended periods of time. I have a kindle and an IPad. I love them both. I use them mainly for travel though; but authors and publishers use this method more for reviewers. I still love the feel of a book in my hands and turning the pages. Thank you for stopping by my blog.