Review: The Gordite Witch – Book 1 by Max W. Miller

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Publisher: Ironshield

Publishing Date: July 2012

ISBN:9780985595524

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.3/5

Publishers Description: Earth’s survival lies in the hands of the Dylanians. A young Sadie Mae Stevens must weed through the mystery of her toxic blood and what it has to do with her mother’s death. Sadie recognizes she is different for a reason, no other girl she knew hunted and chained Pigwaller monsters.

Review: Cover doesn’t jibe with the storyline. Sadie has dark skin with red hair. 

This was a fairly short read and consisted of Sadie Mae mostly battling bad thingies. The major fail with the story line is that she has all these amazing powers yet stands passive while she is sold by her father to a group that performs cruel medical testing on their subjects. While there, she meets her teen peers whom also have awesome powers. They have been there a while so it makes even less sense. Adjacent to this testing facility are the good guys that are super speshully smart and nice that know about the sale of gifted children to this facility yet do nothing to alert the authorities. 

In brief this was well written. Meaning the writing is technically good yet the story line suffers from creative confusion and often tries to do more than is needed. This was built for the very YA crowd and is thankfully not riddled with dialogue crutches like “She shuddered, Said softly etc.”. For that we will add a star.

 

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