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southern fried wiccan

Cilla Swaney is thrilled to return stateside, where she can hang up her military-brat boots for good. Finally, she’ll be free to explore her own interests–magick and Wicca. But when she arrives at her grandma’s farm, Cilla discovers that life in the South isn’t quite what she expected. At least while country hopping, she never had to drink G-ma’s crazy fermented concoctions, attend church youth group, make co-op deliveries…or share her locker with a snake-loving, fire-lighting, grimoire-stealing Goth girl…

…Who later invites her to a coven that Cilla’s not sure she has the guts to attend. But then Emilio, the dark-haired hottie from her charter school, shows up and awakens her inner goddess. Finally, Cilla starts believing in her ability to conjure magick. Until…

…All Hades breaks loose. A prank goes wrong during their high school production of Macbeth, and although it seems Emilio is to blame, Cilla and Goth may pay the price. Will Cilla be able to keep the boy, her coven, and the trust of her family? Or will this Southern Wiccan get battered and fried?

I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book had a great premise and I did enjoy it but I thought there would be more magic in it and less religion. A lot of the book I felt like I was being preached to, which I really did not like.

The main character Cilla was interesting. She wanted to believe in Wicca but not all of it, she also judged people very quickly and took a long time to get over that feeling. She seemed to dislike people quickly and distance herself from her classmates. She is a fairly independent person which is always good, but she seemed to cause trouble for her Gran, never really listened to what she had to say.

The story was okay, it flowed well, but when I think back on it, nothing really happened, she went to school, flirted with a boy and made a friend (kind of) and went to a coven. It was well written though.

Cilla didn’t always use her classmates names, she used their labels like Goth and Jock, so when the name was used I got really confused as to who they were.

3 out of 5 stars