Witch World by Christopher Pike
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Description: Witches are real—and each of us may be one—in this all-new paranormal suspense novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Christopher Pike.Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry—how to make it through the road trip in the same car with her Ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy who broke her heart five months ago when he dumped her for no reason. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because he wants her back.
But what Jessie doesn’t realize is that Jimmy is the least of her problems.
In Las Vegas she meets Russ, a mesmerizing stranger who shows her how to gamble, and who never seems to lose. Curious, Jessie wants to know his secret, and in response, alone in his hotel room, he teaches her a game that opens a door to another reality.
To Witch World.
Suddenly Jessie discovers that she’s stumbled into a world where some people can do the impossible, and others may not even be human. For a time she fears she’s lost her mind. Are there really witches? Is she one of them?
#1 Bestselling author Christopher Pike offers up another classic edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that keeps you guessing right until the last page
My thoughts: I didn't hate it but I seriously question a ghost writer in the background. I read a rough copy which was somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 pages, deliberating over witchy fight moves and all of Jessica's and Jessie's flighty thoughts. Character development was sparse. I never really liked any of the characters. The protagonist waxed on about the love between her and Jimmy but I found little evidence of love and/or commitment. In fact, the lack of character and relationship detail led me to feel the writing was sophomoric.
The story line was a little hard to follow, too. There were a number of holes logic. The protagonist was unpredictable as was everybody else. Jessie was supposedly a nice, good girl but turned so quickly I got whiplash and she had to keep reminding the reader that she was a good girl. Even after undressing for a few different men. Then she killed a couple of people. Mmmkay.
On the positive side, it has promise to develop into an interesting story. So far, I'm not grabbed. It's Meh.
*I received a free copy of this book from publishing company in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.