October 05, 2012

Review - Stuff & Things and What Boredom Brings

Stuff & Things and What Boredom Brings
(A Witches Tale 1) By Rue Volley

Goodreads Blurb
Follow our teenage witch "Alexi" as she goes on a wild ride into the rich secrets her hometown of "Ravenswood" keeps under lock and key.
Alexi Carvelle is your typical teenage girl, dealing with school and a recent tragedy in her life. Follow her as she learns to deal with the loss of her Mother, navigates a new found love growing for her best friend (Logan Stewart) and suddenly gets thrust into a world of magic she did not know existed until a mysterious boy by the name of Kyle Huntington arrives in town throwing everything into chaos. This is the first book in this new series by paranormal author Rue Volley that skirts YA minus a tad bit of language and some situations that border adult in nature. Filled with new creatures, plenty of magic and lots of humor to overshadow the grief, this is a story that easily draws you in and keeps you wanting to know more. 

My review
Alexi tries to live a normal life, she lives with her dad and hangs out with her best friend Logan. A new boy moves to town named Kyle and suddenly her life changes. Her best friend starts acting unusual and Kyle seems to know a lot about her mother who has passed away. Kyle tells her she is a very important person with more powers than she knows. 

The characters are so great in this book that I don't even know where to start. Alexi is a character a lot of girls can relate when they were younger. She wants to have fun without worries. Her dad tries to be cool with what goes on in her life and be her friend more than her dad. He is even dating a woman she doesn't like. Logan begins to want to be more than friends and that causes trouble. Kyle she begins to fall for but then starts to see his darker side. This isn't a love triangle so don't have that worry.

I really enjoyed this book. It has several big laughs in it as her dad tries to cope with raising a teenage girl. I wasn't sure for a while if I wanted Alexi and Logan together but after reading all this book I really hope they do end up together. I think they will be a great couple. You get to see several paranormal things happen as more about Kyle is revealed. I was really hoping to see more of Alexi's powers but I think the next book they will really show. I eagerly look forward to see what the next book brings. I want to know if Alexi can save people or what happens. My first Rue Volley book but I will be reading lots more of them.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam


  1. I will have to check this one out. I have loevd all of Rue's books I have read so far. :)

  2. I will have to check this one out. I have loevd all of Rue's books I have read so far. :)

  3. awesome can't wait to read it

  4. sounds awesome love books about witches and ghosts!