Roots (Witchbound Book One) by Kelbian Noel
Seventeen-year-old Baltimore Land just wants to be normal, but magic has other plans.
I don’t consider myself a witch, that’s my parents’ thing. I’ve never really believed in magic either. Sure, I tried it a few times. Fell for the whole “magic happens” thing. But it didn’t happen to me. No amount of rhyming stopped my parents from moving me halfway across the country. Not one spell stopped me from being labeled the town freak. And worst of all, no matter how many times I begged the Universe to bring my twin back, I was ignored. Until now. He’s back all right. And in a magical bind of his own. Not the magic-won’t-work-for-me kind either. In fact, it’s working a little too well. Too dark. Too deep. It turns out our entire family’s magical roots run just as deep and my brother didn’t end up where he is by accident. So I’m going to help him. But magic isn’t really on my side. Nope. Once I finally get the craft under control, I’m expected to abandon the one person in the world who’s closest to me, just to save myself.
Roots is a frustrating book, but in a good way. The main character, Baltimore, is constantly making decisions that I, as the reader, found completely irritating, but it also added an air of suspense. Like the seventeen year old girl she is, Baltimore doesn’t listen to her Grandfather and she is reckless in her mission to save her twin brother, Brooklyn . She endangers those around her and she doesn’t always think things through. She fights the fact that she is a witch, but she is very important and unique.
This book is filled with magic, spells, action, and a possible budding romance between Baltimore’s twin, and a young witch named Nate. Roots is a good start to a fun series for readers who like YA fantasy series about coming of age witches.
Kelbian Noel was born on a warm June night in Moncton, New Brunswick. From a very young age, she loved to read. She found herself engulfed in novels by Janette Oke and L.M. Montgomery, but never seemed to find herself in the pages. At the age of 11 she declared she would simply have to rewrite them, and become the youngest author in history. But life was full of baseball, homework, BFFs and boys. Decades later, having studied writing in college and pursued it as a career, she rediscovered her hobby. She is excited to introduce The Witchbound Series to the world with hopes someone will love this story as much as she does. Kelbian lives in Toronto, Ontario with her two children (where, thanks to a thick layer of smog, Junes are much warmer than they used to be).
She is the founder of www.diverse-pages.com and blogs there often, in the company of some pretty cool people.
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