- Blood Creek Witch
- Jay Barnson
- July 18, 2018
- Janel Valentine
- Blood Creek Series, Book 1
This is a book I’ve been excited to talk about. I wanted to save it for a time when I would be able to review all 3 books together. I regret waiting though. It reminds me a lot of the show Supernatural. A show I love and have loved for the last decade.
While it already had my attention, being a concept I’m already a huge fan of. I think it stands well on its own. The reveals had me gasping, the twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat. While I enjoy most of the books I read, it’s rare that I can say I felt invested in them.
Everything in the story is descriptive. What stands out most though, are the character interactions. They’re are all very well done and feel like interactions and conversations real people would have. Their dialogue and internal monologue make you feel like you’re there with them, as a silent member of their group. I did have trouble with the characters’ names. 3/4 of the main cast have names that start with a J and even one of the characters in the book mentioned how confusing it was getting. While it took me an embarrassingly long time to tell people apart; in my defense, I have an extremely difficult time with names, faces, and voices.
Speaking of voices, the narrator does a top-notch job with character voices, accents, and singing. Where her narration annoyed the hell out of me was when she kept saying “unfarmiliar”. There’s only 1 r in unfamiliar and I can’t stand it when people add letters to words. It’s even more insufferable because the word is used all over this story. The second thing to annoy me with the narration is when she says “1o7 a.m”. Ignoring how stupid I find the concept of 12-hour clocks, o isn’t a number, it’s a letter. I can’t stand it when people say “o” instead of zero.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.