"I have a television so I know what a family is supposed to look like but mine is nothing like that. To begin with, both my parents are dead. Not the kind of dead where you bury them in the ground, say some nice words, cry a lot and then never see them again. Nope, when they died they refused to ‘go into the light’ or whatever it is you’re supposed to do when you die. Instead, they came back home. As ghosts. Have you ever been sent to your room by a parent who has no corporeal form? I have and it sucks..."
Illuminata Smith has lived for the last three years with ghosts as
parents but her life gets even stranger after her seventeenth birthday
when she finds out that her mother is actually a Witch in hiding and her
biological father, whom she knew nothing about, is a Fairy and King of
the Fae realm.
Xandra is the first Witch Fairy to be born in
thousands of years for very good reason. No one should be able to
control that much magic and Xandra was never meant to be born at all but
her mother has managed to keep her hidden away until now.
Witches want her dead and the Fairies want her blood, for only her blood
will reopen the gateway to the Fae realm and allow them back into this
realm to take revenge on humans and Witches alike for having banished
them hundreds of years ago.
Xandra has very little time to learn
how to use her powerful Witch and Fairy magic that has been bound since
her birth while running from the Fairies who managed to jump realms and
want to take her blood to set the others free. She needs someone to
teach her and her parents enlist the help of one powerful Fairy who
claims to want to keep the realms closed to each other. He will help
keep her safe and alive as she learns, at least that's what he says... From Goodreads.
This is a cute and also fun young adult book. Xandra doesn't want magic to be true and suddenly has to fight for her life while learning to use her witch / fairy powers. And, yes there is a bit of romance as well. Being a YA book, it was an easy read. I might read a few more books in this series this month.
This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Oktoberfest
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Let's Play Jeopardy!
Crazy Challenge Connection - Sub-Genre Challenge 2014
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