Monday, July 23, 2012

Bewitching Book Tours Book Revew: The Flower Bowl Spell

Author: Olivia Boler
Title: The Flower Bowl Spell
Publisher: Createspace
Publish Date: May 3, 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Bewitching Book Tours and the author
Book Blurb:Journalist Memphis Zhang isn’t ashamed of her Wiccan upbringing—in fact, she’s proud to be one of a few Chinese American witches in San Francisco, and maybe the world. Unlike the well-meaning but basically powerless Wiccans in her disbanded coven, Memphis can see fairies, read auras, and cast spells that actually work—even though she concocts them with ingredients like Nutella and antiperspirant. Yet after a friend she tries to protect is brutally killed, Memphis, full of guilt, abandons magick to lead a “normal” life. The appearance, however, of her dead friend’s sexy rock star brother—as well as a fairy in a subway tunnel—suggest that magick is not done with her. Reluctantly, Memphis finds herself dragged back into the world of urban magick, trying to stop a power-hungry witch from using the dangerous Flower Bowl Spell and killing the people Memphis loves—and maybe even Memphis herself. 
Review: There are many reasons why you would fall in love with a book. In this case it is because Olivia's writing style resembles another favorite author of mine, H.P. Mallory. Memphis is probably one of my favorite characters this year. She's quirky, she different and she's far from perfect. Oh and she's a witch, who doesn't want to be a witch.

Of course the rest of the world has other ideas, especially when strange things start to happen, fairies in subways, old friends showing up and dropping their children off with no explanation. I loved Cleo and Romola, they were fun kids.

Yup there's a lot of crazy going on here. And for awhile, you wonder if this is just another Chick lit story with a touch of paranormal, we find out more about what's going on with the magick. I loved rock star Ty and the plot twists that surround him and his girlfriend from the Yeah Rights.

This was a super fun paranormal mystery. I hope Olivia keeps up with Memphis because she's a character you can definitely come to love

Rating: 5 flowers


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