Title: Witch Eyes
Author: Scott Tracey
Release Date: September 8th, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Won finished copy in contest
Series: Witch Eyes (#1)
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge 2011 (hosted by The Story Siren)
Summary (goodreads.com): Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.
After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden's powers to unlock Belle Dam's secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father--and Trey, the enigmatic guy he's falling for, is Catherine's son.
To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves.
Before getting Witch Eyes I had heard a lot of good things about it and those recommending this book knew what they were talking about. Witch Eyes didn’t disappoint me. I liked the concept of the feuding families and the star-crossed lovers because it was all very Romeo and Juliet but with boys and one happened to be a witch and could see visions if he took off his sunglasses, revealing his witch eyes. Seriously, if Shakespeare had used Tracey’s plot instead of Romeo and Juliet just being spoiled Italian kids I’m sure a lot more teenagers would have liked it. I think I liked this book so much because of the main character Braden. He’s sarcastic but it’s easy to feel for him. It’s not hard to find Braden and Trey’s story moving, I am rooting for them to pull through. It’s an action packed novel with romance and mystery that’s sure to leave readers wanting the sequel the moment they close the book. A great debut, I look forward to reading more of Scott Tracey’s work!
GIVEAWAY: I have two signed Witch Eyes bookmarks to giveaway! I will pick two random people to win on December 10th at noon! All you have to do is be a GFC follower on this blog and comment on *this blog post* answering the following question (with your email so I can get a hold of you if you win):
1) Who is your favorite Literary Witch/wizard/warlock and what book are they from (Harry Potter answers are excepted, but if you could say someone from a different book that would be great)?