July 08, 2015

#WOW : House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

So this is a new take on the whole Waiting on Wednesday meme.  Mine is Wireless on Wednesday!  How this came about is that I found out that I have a few thousand .......YES THOUSAND! eBooks.  And well the odds that I've touched one is well we just won't talk about that.  

So I thought that I could read at least one a week!  

So this week we have Natalie Whipple's House of Ivy & Sorrow. 
As a side note Im just getting to this book which I paid $1.99 for I purchased this book October 30, 2014 lol. 

Josephine Hemlock has spent the last 10 years hiding from the Curse that killed her mother. But when a mysterious man arrives at her ivy-covered, magic-fortified home, it’s clear her mother’s killer has finally come to destroy the rest of the Hemlock bloodline. Before Jo can even think about fighting back, she must figure out who she’s fighting in the first place. The more truth Jo uncovers, the deeper she falls into witchcraft darker than she ever imagined. Trapped and running out of time, she begins to wonder if the very Curse that killed her mother is the only way to save everyone she loves.

 About the Author


Natalie Whipple, sadly, does not have any cool mutations or magical powers like her characters. Unless you count the ability to watch anime and Korean dramas for hours on end. Or her uncanny knack for sushi consumption. 

She grew up in the Bay Area and relocated to Utah for high school, which was quite the culture shock for her anime-loving teen self. But the Rocky Mountains eventually won her over, and she stuck around to earn her degree in English linguistics at BYU, with a minor in editing. Natalie still lives in Utah with her husband and three kids, and keeps the local Asian market in business with all her attempts to cook Thai curry, pho, and bulgogi.

So this one I was kinda torn over.  The book was pretty good.  But, the age group vs. the writing was a little off.  In this one our MC is supposed to be 17.  BUT, the writing and the way she acts is more along the lines of someone that is 13-14 tops.  So this one I classify more as a higher middle grade to a VERY low Young Adult book.  

Ok so we have magic which in this book is dark and then its up to the witch to control it or to be controlled. Which was FAB! That I really liked.  I loved the flow of this one as well.  

The characters were pretty good, except for that age vs the tone of the book.  That was the only real issue I had with this one. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 
If you want to try it out try the library! 

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