Book Six of 2012: WITCH EYES

Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.
After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden’s powers to unlock Belle Dam’s secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father–and Trey, the enigmatic guy he’s falling for, is Catherine’s son.
To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves

WITCH EYES is Scott Tracey’s debut young adult paranormal novel. As debuts go, it’s pretty good. A four out of five for sure. The characters are well thought out and the world has great potential for the sequel. I know I’ll be reading more. I was too surprised to not want to! Here are the points I LOVED about this book:

1. Protagonist is a smart ass male. LOVE!!! There’s nothing better than a witty main character.
2. The “romance” is between two guys! My inner fangirl has been squeeing every time I picked up the book. It is well written and you don’t get a homosexual relationship in young adult novels. On top of that, they don’t act stereotypical gay.
3. It has a possible love triangle, but it’s only seen in the love interest’s jealousy.
4. The love interest is a 19 year old who knows how to shoot a gun. Why is it so? Well, the story is anchored by a feud between two families.
5. The feud. I mean, really, who doesn’t like two adults who are acting childish, use their children to do their dirty work, and believe that a truce can never work? There’s a reason why Romeo and Juliet is a hit, and I doubt it’s the star crossed lovers.
6. This is not about star crossed lovers. I’d tell you why, but that’d spoil the book.

Honestly, you guys need to read it. It isn’t overly stereotyped and it’s very entertaining.

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