You can grab a FREE electronic copy of “Wicka” by Christy Deveaux between May 12 and 14, 2015 from Amazon. Check out what our reviewers have to say about this Young Adult Paranormal Romance/Adventure and head on over to Amazon to grab your copy!
About the Book
Title: Wicka: The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake | Author: Christy Deveaux | Publication Date: May 28, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 224 | Recommended Ages: 12+
Book Description: While mourning the loss of a mother figure, Elizabeth Blake, a smart but socially introverted seventeen-year-old girl from Ann Arbor, Michigan, enrolls in an international school in the south of France to finish her final year of high school. Here she meets her true love, finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family, and discovers that her life is in danger.
Meanwhile, the Elders—the most powerful coven of witches in the world—have been tracking Elizabeth since her birth. According to an ancient legend, a battle led by “One barely born existing to lead” will cause the downfall of the Elders. Fearing that Elizabeth is the heir to this legend, the Elders try to destroy her before she can fulfill the prophecy.
With the help of her new friends, Elizabeth must travel to Greece to try and prove to the Elders that she is not a threat and to ask for their permission to exist in peace.
With the prospect of having to leave each other once the school year ends and return to their homes on opposite sides of the world, Elizabeth and her new love have to find a way to stay together. However, a rival love interest discovers their plan and causes the Elders to act against Elizabeth. As time runs out, Elizabeth must learn to use the powers she possesses to protect herself and the people she loves most.
Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Wicka”
Wicka received 30 new reviews through this Book Review Blitz.
Rabsaris (Amazon): “It was a enjoyable read and I like that it was very detailed. I like when the book pulls you in and transport you to a different world and this book definitely do that. I couldn’t put the book down until I finish it. Can’t wait to get the second one. If you like paranormal romance this is definitely the book for you.“
CillyArt4U: “This was an enjoyable, easy read for teens, young adults and adults alike. The story had a fun, magical theme to it with a twist of mystery…components that I love in a story.“
P.A. Hopkins (Amazon): “This is a good read for preteen to young teen readers.“
LAW (Amazon): “This is a great book for a young adult.“
Emma (Goodreads): “I really enjoyed reading this novel! The characters are clearly written and likeable.”
Cheryl C. (Goodreads): “The basis for an exciting and riveting story is definitely here.“
LisaVBr (Amazon): “Wicka—The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake is an absorbing, quick-paced read. Christy Deveaux has written a book that can be enjoyed by anyone from tweens to grandparents.“
Dawn (Goodreads): “As a whole, Wicka proved to be an enjoyable story with heart, high stakes, and characters I’d like to see again.“
2ReadBook: “No how could you end it, ahh…. I want to keep reading I want to know the powers Elizabeth possess. I want to know what powers Oma possess. I want to know what sinister thing the Elders will conjure up. I want to know if it’s all possible, how Elizabeth and William will survive the summer. Yeah, yeah, yeah…. I guess I have to wait for the next book to come out. I am surprisingly satisfied, so easy to follow and so easy to read and comprehend.“
Susan F. (Goodreads): “Things happen quickly in the book which makes you not want to put it down so that you can find out what happens next. Wicka is an excellent book for both young adults as well as older ones and very enjoyable.“
F.A. (Amazon): “I can’t wait to read the next book and hopefully will find out more secrets about those elders.“
J.R.’s Book Reviews: “This was a great first book…”
Jane Ritz: “I really loved this book. I think it would be perfect for 7-9 graders…”
Stitch Says: “This book will appeal to those who love the super natural and romance stories.“
BeachBoundBooks: “Wicka is an enthralling read complete with mesmerizing magic and a romantic twist. The well-developed characters are credible and the author’s ability to intertwine magic and witchcraft into the everyday lives of her characters makes the story believable. The story was fast paced and the alluring plot kept me glued to the pages. Wicka is an all around enjoyable young adult read.“
Tonja D. (Amazon): “I enjoyed the twists and turns concerning witches and the myths surrounding them, and found the author did a great job weaving these points into the story.”
Ashleigh’s Books: “This novel is perfect for young readers. It is detailed but not extremely gory or sexual, if you do not like reading about those things. Additionally, the characters are good role models.“
Amy (Goodreads): “I absolutely loved this book! A definite must read!”
Maude’s Web: “I have enjoyed reading this YA novel. The characters are clearly written, and though this book has been compared by many reviewers with the popular series, Twilight, I find these much more likeable and three-dimensional.“
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “I loved this book. Great characters.”
A Bit Bookish: “The entire book was almost written as a stream of consciousness from Elizabeth… I thought it was very well written… It felt like the thoughts of a teenage girl. It was real… I personally loved it because it’s kind of how my brain works on a daily basis.”
Mami Tales: “I‘d recommend it to young teen girls, specially if they are fans of the Vampire Diary series or Charmed.”
Sylvia (Goodreads): “I cared about the characters. I laughed and cried with them. The secondary characters were beautifully incorporated… Every character and every interaction drove not only THIS story, but our emotional attachment to their future as well.”
Wendy (Goodreads): “I very much enjoyed this book, as did my teenage daughter.“
Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff: “The author uses the myths on witches expertly and gives them her own twist.“
Ron P. (Amazon): “I love the cover of this book and the overall themes and ideas presented here.“
Bound 4 Escape: “I definitely recommend Wicka and am hoping the next Elizabeth Blake book is coming soon.“
B*tches n Prose: “Witches, foreign travel, murder, romance, secret societies, magic, relatable female lead. I liked this book well enough, and if you are a fan of witchcraft, HON, Twilight, or young adult fantasy and romance, this might be a book that you would enjoy.“
Bing (Goodreads): “Elizabeth is a very likeable and relatable teenage girl. She is sensitive, observant and smart.”
Sher A Hart: Written Art: “I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars! I cannot wait for more in this series!“
About the Author: Christy Deveaux
Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just released this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was born.Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the University of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.