Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Spirit of A Witch by Sarah Jane Avory

Ever wondered what it would be like to truly understand a cat, every last meow, every narrowed glance, every jab of a paw?
When Briley Forester, a shy recluse and gifted games programmer, is torn from the world and dumped into the village of Maepole, she finds out the hard way. Trapped within a backward world without technology, she discovers that being a witch is hard, and that her grouchy talking cat Smokey knows more about men than she does!
Tricked into working as a delivery girl and aided by an ancient grimoire, only by learning the powers of witchcraft can she hope to return home. Not an easy task for a girl suffering from crippling self-doubt.
But her way home is fraught with heartache and danger, love and despair. The powerful Whitehead family, haters of witches, will stop at nothing to be rid of her.
And lurking within the forest, the dark spirit lies in wait, ready to strike...
From Goodreads.

This was a fun and quick read. Although Briley is quite whiny she does get on with the job as delivery girl she is forced to take when she is pulled through to another world during a meditation session. She has difficulties accepting she is a witch but has to accept it and she starts using spells. She loves her cat Smokey who she suddenly can talk to in this new world and they have a very special bond. There is the usual fight between good and evil and luckily good wins.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015
2015 Witches & Witchcraft Challenge
Novel Books & Reading Challenges Tower Teams III
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: December-January Mini Challenge
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: ELF of the SHELF
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: January Challenges (8/9)
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Handling the Horcruxes
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Hogwarts Face Off
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Spring Fling
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: The Hunger Games
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Diagon Alley Supply List
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  1. This sounds interesting. I'll definitely have to check it out.

  2. Interesting. I'll keep an eye out for this one. I am always looking for a good quick read.