A Witch's Dream World (The Chronicles of Elizabeth Fairbairn)
Written by Cheryllynn Dyess
Blurb: Elizabeth has gone through so much lately with her mother's passing. Now she lives with her aunts and she has begun to have nightmares. Only her nightmares are not nightmares at all, but spirit walks. Elizabeth never knew she belonged to a family of witches that dates back centuries. It is believed that she is the strongest one of all. She never knew her father was alive or that she had a twin brother. Now she must learn about a world she never knew existed. She has to learn to embrace her heritage and figure out how to defeat the Council. They are conspiring to destroy the structure of coexisting in this new society that her ancient people hold dear. Night after night her dreams reveal so much more....but are they only dreams?
Good story with a twist
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Just a disclaimer: I haven't read a book in this genre before so I am unfamiliar with other witch-type books.
I like the main character Elizabeth and the fact it's a coming of age novel. She seems aware that there are witches in her world but not that she is one of them. Quite a powerful one in fact. If I were her, I would be mad as hell when I found this out as it seems that many other people know about her powers before she does and she hasn't been properly trained. Her family sure have some issues which makes for good conflict.
I do enjoy the young adult angle. She falls in love and rather quickly I thought with one, or is it two hot young men? Wesley sounds divine. I think I may have a book-crush on him. I like that there are different magical races in the book and hope this is explored more through the series. I wish there was a bit more development in the relationship. I read it as 'we have a connection so let's mate for life' kinda thing. I do enjoy a bit more romance with coy glances and 'getting to know you flirting.'
The main thing for me was that the book was finished too fast. My fault for not realising it was a novella. It left me wanting more, especially the ending where I sat bolt upright and went 'what now?' Guess I should have seen that one coming but it was really cool.
Luckily for me, I bought the 3 paperbacks, so I have just started reading A Witch's Reality. Will be back soon with another review.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Young Adult and Paranormal books. Thanks to the author for this fun read.