What a delightful and fascinating way to start a series.
We are introduced to Danny who is a teenage boy who has a high level of hormones, who chases just about everything. haha! He lives in what is known as the ‘Greenworld’. Turns out we are running out of oil/energy, so the witches got together and decided to create a place where they could live off the land and the magic of a spot instead of it’s limited resources. It’s a great set-up for a story.
Danny turns out to be a pretty powerful witch who throughout the book begins to learn more about what he can do. I liked reading about what he was learning and his visions etc. It certainly helped to develop his story line and how powerful he may well be further on.
Yes there is a love story in this book and given this is about a teenage boy, its hard to avoid that. Look, I wasn’t a huge fan of Saba (the love interest). She annoyed me with how ‘perfect’ she came across as and I was kind of happy that the ending did not see them together. I think Danny needs to develop further on his own and then… you never know. I might change my mind.
I did however thoroughly enjoy the character of Melz. This is Saba’s twin sister and she takes on the gothic witch persona. I think there is more depth in her, than there is in Saba and I’m stoked to find out that the second book will be about her adventure. I can’t wait to learn more about her and I’m cheering for her to find her ‘true love’.
The next book is already on the TBR pile and I can’t wait to tackle it.
My rating for this book is 3.5/5