“When you’re enslaved to a wicked witch, you end up thinking fast to keep all the weird witchy things a secret. Not always good fast, but fast.”
I decided to pick up Seriously Wicked mostly because I was in the mood for a light and easy read. The blurb sounded promising, but unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectations. I was expecting a witty fantasy read, but the characters were quite bland and almost cartoon-like. It was very hard to relate to them and I didn’t really care what was happening to them either… The plot was both uninspiring and not credible and I wasn’t a fan of the prose. I guess this novel by Tina Connolly was quite a quick read, but unfortunately that is about the only good thing I can say about it. A girl growing up with a witch and having to do as she pleases; it has a lot of potential, but I didn’t like the execution. Such a shame, because I was looking forward to this read!
Camellia has been adopted when she was little and her mother wants her to grow up to be just like her. The problem: her mother is a terrible witch. Cam doesn’t want to be a witch, but she is forced to run errands for the witch anyway. She is used to her adopted mother trying to take over the world, but this time it’s about to get out of hand… The witch tries to summon a demon, and things start to go terribly wrong. The demon takes control over the new kid at school named Devon, who suddenly turns into an overconfident teenager. Will Cam be able to stop the demon and save Devon’s soul on time?
When I first read the blurb, I thought Seriously Wicked sounded really promising. I ended up being mostly disappointed by it. It is quite a short read, but I didn’t enjoy the prose, plot OR characters and it took me longer than necessary to finish this novel. I think the main problem is that the plot and characters are not exactly credible and lacked dept. The prose was mostly mediocre as well, although the general story idea did show some potential… Still, I wouldn’t recommend reading this one.