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Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour - "Returned" by Keeley Smith




Returned
Pendle Hill Series
Book One
Keeley Smith
17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager. Her wish never comes true.


After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.


Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute. Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu.

The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?








Before
A Pendle Hill Novella
Keeley Smith

Cora and Jack are childhood friends who have always lived next door to each other in a beautiful, idyllic part of Lancashire. What binds them as lifelong friends are their powers.

As young witches, life is hard. If the commoners find out their secret, they will be killed. But Cora is lucky, she has her best friend Jack by her side.

Having grown up together they know each other, they trust each other, they love each other. However their blossoming relationship is cut short by the events of one day. A date that will bring their perfect worlds crashing down around them.

20th August 1612

Cora and Jack are forced to face the reality of being a witch during these turbulent times, however they don’t know that their lives will become part of one of the most famous witch trials to have ever hit England.
The Pendle Hill witch trials of 1612.







About the Author:

I've always loved reading, it is a common known fact that I pretty much demolish a book a day. Expensive hobby, but a great one! I've dabbled with writing since the day I could actually write. So, it was only fitting that I had my first book published when I was 15.

If I'm not writing you would generally find me reading, creating jewellery, trawling social networking sites and listening to music. I will pretty much listen to any kind of music but I have two favourites, country music which has been with me since I was a little toddler and I also love to listen to movie scores, especially when I'm writing!

I currently live in Yorkshire with my husband.




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my review:

17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager. Her wish never comes true.

After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute. Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu.

The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?
 

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Cora has moved from town to town over the years and being the new kid in town isn’t anything new for her.  One day walking through town she bumps into some kids who just are terrible and is pulled into a store and from this point on her life is not the same. 

Cora finds out she is a witch, a descendant of one of the most powerful witches ever then to top it off is Jack (that terrible boy from town) who also appears to be a witch descended from the same time.  Thing is the two families have been feuding since the 1600’s and today is no different, except they are now being hunted.  Can Jack & Cora put this really old feud aside and work together or will the fate of their lives end when these other witches come to town? 

I truly enjoyed this book from the beginning…I connected with Cora right away, maybe it was her need of a friend (I’ve been the new kid in town and know what it feels like when you are reserved) but whatever it was, it clicked from the beginning..I hated Jack from the get go but as the story progresses along with Jack changing, my opinion of him also changes.  Each member of the two coven’s add their own unique twist to the story and make the two kids become who they are….I absolutely loved how Ayden could “split” at any second and Ember, OMG I loved the part about “resting” at the house and having chocolate with Cora’s mother…I laughed so hard at that one :D 

Definitely add this one to your library and don’t forget the novella that goes with this one, it’s called “Before” 



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