Author: Christy Deveaux
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: May 28, 2014
About the Book
While mourning the loss of a mother figure, Elizabeth Blake, a smart but socially introverted seventeen-year-old girl from Ann Arbor, Michigan, enrolls in an international school in the south of France to finish her final year of high school. Here she meets her true love, finds out that she is a witch from an ancient family, and discovers that her life is in danger.
Meanwhile, the Elders—the most powerful coven of witches in the world—have been tracking Elizabeth since her birth. According to an ancient legend, a battle led by “One barely born existing to lead” will cause the downfall of the Elders. Fearing that Elizabeth is the heir to this legend, the Elders try to destroy her before she can fulfill the prophecy.
With the help of her new friends, Elizabeth must travel to Greece to try and prove to the Elders that she is not a threat and to ask for their permission to exist in peace.
With the prospect of having to leave each other once the school year ends and return to their homes on opposite sides of the world, Elizabeth and her new love have to find a way to stay together. However, a rival love interest discovers their plan and causes the Elders to act against Elizabeth. As time runs out, Elizabeth must learn to use the powers she possesses to protect herself and the people she loves most.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Wicka is a young adult fantasy about Elizabeth, who goes to France for her senior year of high school and not only finds the love of her life, but she finds out the she’s a witch. Not only is she a witch, but she may be the witch who is going to save everyone from the Elders.
This story grabbed my interest from the beginning. It is full of suspense, fantasy, and innocent, but intense, young love.
The main characters, Elizabeth and William, are both mature for their age in some ways but are also typical teens in other ways. They love each other so much but have to learn better communication skills. At the same time, Elizabeth’s world turns upside down when she finds out she’s a witch. She’s understandably overwhelmed but handles it very well. Her family and William and his family are all very supportive of her through this difficult changing time.
I definitely recommend Wicka and am hoping the next Elizabeth Blake book is coming soon.
About the Author
Christy Deveaux is the author of The Chronicles of Elizabeth Blake series. Her highly anticipated first book in the series, Wicka, was just released this spring (2014). Inspired by traveling across Europe solo at a very young age, and many travel adventures since, the character and story line behind Elizabeth Blake was born.Christy majored in political science and earned a cross-disciplinary degree from the University of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three children and a fish named Cow.