Monday, October 19, 2009

Water Witch by Deborah Leblanc

Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Leisure books
Genre: mystery
Pages: 290
Challenges: None
New-to-me Author: Yes
Author's Website

Simple Description:
(I have taken the following from the author's website)

Dunny knew from an early age what it meant to be an outsider. Her special abilities earned her many names, like freak and water witch. So she vowed to keep her powers a secret.

Now, though, her talents may be the only hope for two missing children. A young boy and girl have vanished, feared lost in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. But they didn’t just disappear; they were taken. By something far more dangerous than the ghosts and spirits living in the swamp. Something with very special plans for the children—and for anyone who dares to interfere . . .

Now what you really want to thoughts:
I'm undecided about this book, which is part of the reason it has taken me so long to write my review. I like the idea. I liked that this girl has a "special power" and she wants to save these young kids. I liked the relationship between Dunny and her sister. I even liked the Grandma, although she had to grow on me.

I didn't like all the extra stuff that was thrown in. There seemed to be a lot of filler info and filler story lines that really didn't have anything to do with the main storyline - the missing kids. I also didn't really like the ending. Well..I liked the very end with everything was wrapped up. I liked that. I didn't like the almost end where, um, I don't want to give anything away so I'm not going to say.'s hard. I think the book was interesting, the story was interesting, but I think it needed to be cleaned up a bit.

I do encourage you to check out the reviews on amazon though. If your interest is peaked, even just a little, check it out on amazon and read some of the other reviews to get other opinions.

Thanks to Anna at FSB Associates for providing this book for review.


bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a book that could have used a good edit.

Amy said...

I read about half of this book the other day and haven't gone back to it which I guess shows how I felt about it.