Review: White Witch (The Coven #1) by Trish Milburn (PNR/UF)

Book Blurb

"Fresh, fun, and dangerous! I can't wait for the next one!" -Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Dark-Hunter Series 

Witchcraft Is Her Family's Business.
No One Quits The Family And Lives To Tell About It.
"Jax" Pherson has power, enough power to know her future will end in service to the dark coven her father controls. Unless she can stay hidden in a small community in the mountains of North Carolina. She must find a way to live without magic and deny the darkness she feels welling up inside her-the same dark power that fuels the covens around the world.
All she wants is a normal life. A boyfriend. Friends. Some place to belong, but all too soon Jax's barely begun new life hangs in the balance when she discovers that the boy she's attracted to is sworn to kill her kind. He's a hunter with good reason to kill everything that goes bump in the night.
Even the most fleeting use of her power is tantamount to signing her death warrant and will bring both hunter and coven down on her. But can she walk away when her friends are threatened by an old evil? Something created by the magic of witches? Jax's only hope of survival is to convince the boy she loves to forget everything he's ever been taught and help her find a way to fight the covens. To believe there is some good in her.


Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Jaxina Pherson, aka Jax Taylor, has left her coven in Miami. She left a false trail for them to follow and finds herself in the Carolinas instead of Alaska. She just wants to be normal. She refuses to give into the darkness that has engulfed the covens. She wants to go to high school football games and hang out with friends. She is determined to do it. Once she gets herself enrolled into school she wants to be as normal as she can. She refuses to use any magic. It draws unwanted attention to her.

There is a hunter in the area as she learns one night to add to her fear. So she has to watch herself hiding from the hunter as well as her coven. Unfortunately she comes face to face with the hunter on her first day of school.

Keller Dawes has been a hunter since his uncle was killed. His father made sure he could protect himself. He is surprised to meet Jax. She is beautiful and apparently deadly. Once he finds out what she really is he has to fight what he has been taught his whole life.

Things get interesting when Egan shows up. He has come to warn Jax. Jax knows she should leave. She is putting her friends in danger. The confrontation with her father is inevitable and she is running out of time.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. However I was pleasantly surprised. In fact I really liked it. The storyline was something new to me. A young witch, Jax, running from her evil coven. Lies and power hungry witches dominate her life until she is able to escape. It immediately pulls you in. There are several suspenseful moments around being caught by hunters, her coven or even her friends. You feel sorry for her being all on her own.

I like how Egan blows into her life. Secrets are running rampant in this story and in order for Egan and Jax to win they have to find information ripped out of the book.

The author has them eventually working together in searching for answers with trouble along the way. The fight she has with her father is sad. Her father is a horrible person. A true character you have no choice but to hate.

I didn’t like how the book ended. However it does set things up for the next installment. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I give this one a 4 out of 5.

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