Friday, March 23, 2012

Stirring Up Trouble


Juli Alexander
Paranormal Romance
Young Adult

"Oh, is that our criteria for lies now?  The overall impact on society?"



Life is hard when you're a teenage girl.  Zoe's parents are recently divorced, her best friend has been dating the boy she has been in love with for years and, oh yeah, she's a witch.  But things only get worse when her friend breaks up with Jake but insists Zoe shouldn't date him.  And her father starts dating Jake's mother.  Oh, and somehow Zoe has to resist using any self-serving magic to make things better.  That's not allowed.  But as she gets closer to Jake it becomes harder and harder to deal with being both a teenager and a witch.  But kisses are a great reward, so long as it's Zoe kissing her boyfriend and not her parents kissing theirs.

My Opinion: This was a very enjoyable book.  The witty remarks and great characters kept me laughing and curling my toes.  Zoe is a wonderfully created character who is a real teenager with real teenager problems - of course with the addition of being a witch.  She is funny and smart and all around fun.  Jake is a realistic character who is sweet and romantic.  The other side characters create an enjoyable and full world that support the main characters and the plot as it moves along.  The plot goes along very well, though it left me wishing I had the next book in hand.  Altogether this was a humorous and fun book with some great romance in it.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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