Monday, May 26, 2014

Glamour by Andrea Janes (with giveaway)

by Andrea Janes

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Just released: February 2014
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Witches
Paperback: 226 pages
Rating: 4.5

Stealing the life she's always wanted is as easy as casting a spell.


That's what eighteen-year-old Christina Sundy is. All year round she lives in a one-stoplight town on Cape Cod, and when summer comes, she spends her days scooping ice cream for the rich tourists she hates. So when one of them takes a job in the ice cream shop alongside her, she's pissed. Why does a blonde and perky Harvard-bound rich girl like Reese Manning want to scoop ice cream anyway?

Something else weird is happening to Christina: tiny blue sparks seem to be shooting off her fingers. It isn't long before she realizes the truth about herself—she's actually a powerful hereditary witch. But her newfound powers are too intense for her to handle and, in a moment of rage, she accidentally zaps Reese into another dimension.

So that no one will notice that the rich girl has disappeared, Christina casts a disguising spell, or "glamour," and lives Reese's life while she tries to find a retrieval spell. But as the retrieval spell proves harder than anticipated, and as she goes about living Reese's life without anyone on the outside noticing the switch, Christina realizes that there's nothing to stop her from making the glamour permanent... except, of course, her fellow witches, a 16th century demon, and, just maybe, her own conscience.

My two-bits:

Modern story of witches in a small town on the east coast. In this instance, it is a of coming of age story for a witch who finds out about her abilities and learns to juggle it with coming to terms with herself and her life.

There are some cute moments, instances of female friendship bonding and an encounter with a demon that makes this a fun read about the witch world.

NOTE: extra treat at the end of the book - a reading group supplement that includes an interesting Q&A with the author.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--

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Offer ends: June 30, 2014

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* review copy courtesy of World Weaver Press.


  1. Yes! Can we all have the "accidently" zapping people you don't like into other dimensions? It should be a super power, now that would come in handy. Sounds like a fun witchy one though, I haven't enjoyed one of them for ages. :)

  2. This book is already on my tbr list.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  3. I added this to my GR. What a delightful book. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com


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