05 January 2010

Review- Revealers by Amanda Marrone

Witchin' ain't easy.

Jules has a rebellious streak, a massive crush on Connor, and the abilities of a Revealer witch. By day, she and her coven friends seem like typical high school seniors. By night, they have the power to make werewolves, vampires, and ghosts reveal themselves, so they can destroy them. It's not exactly cheerleading, but at least the girls know they're doing the world some good.

One by one, Jules's friends turn eighteen and are initiated into the coven's inner circle. And one by one, they are getting completely freaked out. Jules is the youngest, and though her friends are too scared tell her what's going on, something's clearly not right. As her birthday approaches, Jules realizes she's got to find out what's behind the shadows of her coven before it's too late to save her friends...and herself. But what she discovers may be too powerful for even the toughest witches to defeat.

My thoughts:

Revealers is a somewhat coming of age story. It tells about the experiences of five best friends over the span of a couple months. Throughout their lives, they were raised in a witch coven, led to believe that they were riding the world of its monsters. As coven tradition, the girls are officially initiated on their 18th birthday and become privy to the coven’s most valuable secrets. Jules, the youngest of all her friends, notices the difference in the other’s after the initiation ceremony. Not only does she have to worry about her friends acting weird but she is also starting to notice the amount of monsters that they are “ordered” to kill. Because they are revealers, they are able to force almost anyone to reveal their true nature. But when Jules discovers the true motives behind the coven’s actions, she is forced to make the biggest decision of her life.

At first I had no idea what was going on because chapter 1 just jumps right into the story as if you were there and you know what’s going on. The idea of the story is really interesting but I believe it could have been written differently. She hints on the coven’s mating rituals and why the girls are not allowed to date but she doesn’t really explain it and I was left confused and wanting to know more about it. She also doesn’t really talk much about the history of the coven.

Overall, this book was a pretty quick read and the story line was somewhat interesting. If you’re a big fan of witch books I probably would not recommend it because there was not much meat to the story. I expected more of it and it failed to deliver.


Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Nice honest review! I enjoyed this book but do agree- it could have used more.

Melissa said...

Good review :) I'm not sure it's my sort of book, but I'll check it out for sure!

inthehammockblog said...

Great review, I started reading Uninvited by this author, but never finished it.

Lily said...

Oh what a shame about this book, it sounds very confusing. Thanks for the heads up!

Nina said...

I like reading about witches, but this one doesn't seem to fit. I love the cover though!!
Thanks for the honest opinion about the book!!

Becky said...

Oh dear, what a disappointment. I thought the premise had an interesting thing going on. But thanks for the honest review. I will save my money.

miss cindy :) said...

It sounds like an interesting read. Great review :)

BOOKDUDE said...

Cool, thx for the review. I think I'm going to read it now.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Nice review! Thanks for the heads up. I saw this at the bookstore and was debating whether or not to get it, but I guess I'll hold it off for now.

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

I read a book by this author "uninvited" I think... it was Poopie.... thanks to your review I get an idea of who the book is made for. I love the paranormal genre.... not to particular with witches so this may be okay with me!!!
Is there any romance?

Book Snob said...

There was a little romance but not much to speak of.

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