Review of "Tales of Aradia the Last Witch vol. 1" by LA Jones

Aradia always knew she was different.  Throughout grade school and middle school, enough events occurred to convince her of it.  Unfortunately, those events also convinced everyone else, so much so that they stayed away from her, and she had a very lonely childhood.

A move to a new town, and enrollment in a new school, was something she feels sure will make or break her life.  She hopes for acceptance at the least, and real friends at the most.  What she gets is nothing like she has been expecting.

The students at her new school seem odd, most of them.  Their attention intrigues, then irritates her.  She finally makes friends, but then is plunged into a whole new world when she finds out what lies beneath the surface of her town’s society.

Helping her dad find a killer, Aradia uses her special powers to help uncover clues, sort of like Nancy Drew with psychic benefits.  She finds out her true nature just when she needs it—when the killer comes after her.

LA Jones has written a very captivating book.  I was hooked from the very first sentence.  Her seemingly natural way of crafting a sentence makes the storyline move along seamlessly.  I really liked how she was able to mingle the very real world of teen-age angst and otherworldly strangeness into something very believable.  The book is not one that would horrify a reader with its gruesome details; rather it does a good job of holding back that information, allowing the reader to fill in the facts as he or she sees fit.  The characters are very real, well-though-out, and can truly be seen in the mind’s eye.  I am glad the author has another volume out, because I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!  I have to see what happens to this young brave girl. 

Because, I forgot to mention, there is something darker wanting to get its claws on Aradia…

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