Author: Stephen Emond
I picked this book up because it felt reminiscent to me of Blankets, which I adored. However, this book was nothing like it. I actually found the main characters in this story annoying, they were all like extreme versions of themselves. Evan was too straight laced Lucy trying too hard to be different, Evan's dad too much of a ball buster The only one I liked was Evan's grandma. It just didn't interest me; maybe it is because I am not of the intended target audience.
The Water Witch
Author: Juliet Dark
Source: Library Thing
I was so excited to win this book - I had been waiting and waiting to read it. I like Carol Goodman, who is Juliet Dark; I enjoyed the first in this series, The Demon Lover, which, while it was a paranormal/supernatural novel, still was smart. You could tell that it had its roots in folkore and fairy tales. However, The Water Witch missed the mark for me slightly. It still had its moments which were the kind I expect from this author, but they were not enough. The main character, Callie, was still mooning over her banished incubus, and then came the part that I inwardly cringed over - zombie beavers. It just made me sad that zombie beavers were in this book. Enough said, I think. If there is another book in this series, I will read it, and hope this was just a one off. I still have hope that Dark will reconsider the zombie beaver moments, and go back to where she was in the first book.