Book Review Witch Weigh and Giveaway

16124062Title: Witch Weigh
Author: Caroline Mickelson
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Novella
Publisher: Bon Accord Press
Publication Date: April 24th 2012
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Review copy provided by author in exchange for honest review.

Tessa Von Hellengaard is a real witch. Magical spells aside, she’s snarky and selfish, and the other witches in her silent spell coven are fed up with her. Their plan to reform Tessa involves taking away her magic, saddling her with one hundred extra pounds and sending her to a weight loss spa. For good measure they call in Liam Kennedy, a charming and sexy fairy godfather, to teach her some manners. Desperate to regain her magic and determined to shed the weight, Tessa soon realizes that protecting her heart from Liam will prove to be her greatest challenge.

Witch Weigh is a paranormal romance novella with as main character a stuck-up, bratty witch who can’t stay out of trouble. Contessa, or Tessa as people call her, has gone a step too far this time. As a way of punishment, she’s assigned a Fairy Godfather whose job it is to teach her right and wrong, compassion and friendship, and help her get rid of the anger she’s felt all these years.

Liam, Tessa’s Fairy Godfather, immediately feels attracted to the young witch. Although his methods may be a bit unconventional – like turning her familiar Jinx into a dog rather than a feline, or making her gain hundred pounds and more and joining “Fat Camp” to lose weight, he has Tessa’s best interests at heart, and that’s what counts. My only pet peeve was that, while the pace is slow, taking its time, at moments, it seems to rush over other spots. The romance between Liam and Tessa happened fairly quickly, and they felt attracted almost immediately. I’m not generally a fan of quick crushes, but in this case, it works. I liked both characters, their personalities fit well together and they made a great match.

Caroline Mickelson has created a rich fantasy world, in which witches, fairy godmothers and godfathers, leprachauns and werewolves all live together. We don’t see a lot of this world, except mentions of the Upper Hallows Council (which is, by the way, an awesome name) and other small mentions. I would’ve liked to see more of this world, the council, the other witches, etcetera. I felt like there was too much content to fit properly into a novella, and I wouldn’t have minded if this was a full-length novel. But it is what it is, and it works quite well for a novella. Like I said, a tad bit more worldbuilding and a bit more info here and there – like sometimes there were unclear jumps in time that left me confused – and I would’ve liked it even more.

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, don’t miss out on Witch Weigh. It offers an intriguing fantasy world, a sassy and feisty main character and a gorgeous love interest. It’s a quick, but enjoyable read.

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Comments

  1. Fiery Na says:

    This sounds like an entertaining novella. A character that is sassy and perhaps bratty is sure to be funny.

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