Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Witch World by Christopher Pike Review

"Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry—how to make it through the road trip in the same car with her Ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy who broke her heart five months ago when he dumped her for no reason. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because he wants her back.

But what Jessie doesn’t realize is that Jimmy is the least of her problems.

In Las Vegas she meets Russ, a mesmerizing stranger who shows her how to gamble, and who never seems to lose. Curious, Jessie wants to know his secret, and in response, alone in his hotel room, he teaches her a game that opens a door to another reality.

To Witch World.

Suddenly Jessie discovers that she’s stumbled into a world where some people can do the impossible, and others may not even be human. For a time she fears she’s lost her mind. Are there really witches? Is she one of them?"

 Witch World, in summary, is a very confusing and twisty book. I wouldn't recommend it to easily confused readers. I'm not usually confused by very confusing books, but Witch World pushed the limits of my mind. I just don't get it. 

Witch World doesn't involve witches. Not like the witches from Harry Potter and "witches" from the Salem Witch Trial.

Instead it involves people, 'witches,' from two different dimensions. I was too confused when Jessie/Jessica was told about two worlds. Is this series (I think it's a series) going to become like Earth Two and Earth One?

The plot: Too confusing.

The ending: At least the ending makes sense. Wow, that was some cliffhanger.

I like Jessica/Jessie. However, in my opinion, she understood the Witch World faster than possible. Jessie is torn between her sense of right and wrong. She is not a bad narrator  but I wish a better narrator was telling the story of Witch World. She made Witch World too confusing and odd. Her humor, however, was easily understood. At least I didn't suffer from not so funny jokes. Jessie could have been worse.

Jimmy is not very unpredictable. His feelings for Jessie is obvious and boring too. We need more chemistry between Jessie and Jimmy. 

The villain? Seriously? The villain is suppose to die in an assassination attempt, not live. 

Too confusing, don't bother to read it.

Rating: one out of five

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