I wanted to find a decently easy read that had a good storyline, maybe a little romance, and so I looked through the multitude of books on my Kindle app (many of which I have picked up for free at various times over the last year and haven’t gotten to reading yet). I found Witch Way Bends: Book 1 of the Bend-Bite-Shift trilogy by Olivia Hardin and decided to give it a shot.
Here’s the synopsis off of Goodreads:
Devan Stowe is a woman on a quest. She has only one thing on her mind when she teams up with Kent Crosby and his associates—putting an end to her father’s child trafficking business. Her determination takes her on a journey to discover her true strength and… the one man she was destined to love. In his arms, she’ll learn the meaning of trust, honor, and courage. Old friends and new will come together to help Devan unlock an amazing gift that will free her from her past and open up a future full of magic, faeries and more things than she ever imagined possible.
I’ll put the negative comments first. Sometimes things seemed a little rushed, not all of the conversations made complete sense to me, and the book needed an editor for grammar, punctuation, etc. I was put off at the beginning because of the run-on sentences, a few mispellings (thought nothing common, just things like, “She lead him into the room,” when it should have been spelled led). While it says that this is Book 1 of the trilogy, it seemed like I was missing something, like there was a prequel to what I was currently reading.
While there were some things that put me off about the book, I enjoyed the story. There were some descriptions that didn’t flow as well as I would haved liked (I just couldn’t picture it like I would have liked to), but I really enjoyed the parts that did flow well. This is the story of a woman who discovers she has an amazing gift very suddenly, and she finds friends, more enemies, and a man to love along her journey to discover exactly what she is and can do.
While the book definitely needed polishing, the story is good. I wanted to keep reading, which in my mind means the author did her job correctly.