Catching A Sorcerer Review

Title: Catching A Sorcerer
Author: Sara C. Walker
Series: Melantha Caldwell Series #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 16 August 2013
Source: Author
Format: E-book
Pages: 264
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 01 September 2017 - 03 September 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

When Melantha Caldwell turns sixteen on Valentine's Day she will come into her spell-turner powers. It should be the happy event she's looked forward to her whole life, but at the moment she could care less. A sorcerer has pulled her mother and magic doesn't seem to be working for her anyway, so Mel would rather have nothing to do with magic ever again. She just wants to be a normal fifteen year-old, living a normal life in Ottawa, doing normal things like going to high school, and having a boyfriend. But a social life is not something Mel's Gran will let her have.

So when an elf from the Magic Council arrives to ask Mel to help him catch her mother's killer, Mel tells him she's not interested. But in the asking, the elf reveals hat Mel attends the same school as the son of the killer. This has her intrigued because the boy happens to be the wimpiest kid in school When the elf offered to take Mel's overbearing Gran so she can get the job done, Mel agrees. It's finally her chance to live a normal life, and all she has to do is get inside the sorcerer's home. If only it were that simple...

The elf leaves Mel with a guardian - the most annoying creature on the planet: a talking cricket. The boy Mel hopes to make her boyfriend suddenly takes on a super jealous streak. And if she doesn't get the job done, a cures will be upon her. Literally. What's more if Mel doesn't catch the sorcerer, he will succeed in his plan to remove magic from all spell-turners, and as much as she hates magic, Mel knows she can't let the sorcerer succeed or she'll lose everyone she cares about.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This book sounds like it is definitely going to be interesting. I cannot wait to jump in and read about the cricket. He sounds like he will add a bit of a comical element to the story.

Thank you so much to the author for providing me with a copy of this book to review! I cannot wait to see where it takes me! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing was easy to get it. It also had a good flow. I just found that it told more than what it showed. But other than that, I really enjoyed it. The dialogue was natural and often amusing. And more often than not, there was humor amongst the words.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was interesting and unique but it just took a long time to actually get going. I was that even though we sort of knew what was going to happen, the how was kept a complete mystery. I enjoyed the plot and thought that it was well planned. There were some parts of the story that I really enjoyed and thought that it was cute.

Character Thoughts:

Melantha is a sixteen year old teenager but I kept asking myself what age she was because she often acted way younger and seemed a little childish at times. From her behaviour I would have guessed that she was about fourteen. Other than that, I thought that she was well developed and was an interesting character.

The other characters were also well developed but every now and again they would feel flat.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I thought that the book was interesting. There were some elements that I enjoyed like the plot and now and again I really liked the characters. I thought the writing was good but felt like there wasn't a lot of detail. In the end, I enjoyed the book and I cannot wait to read the second book in the series. Thank you so much to author for sending me a copy of her book!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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