Monday, March 30, 2015

Southern Fried Wiccan by S.P. Sipal

Synopsis

Cilla Swaney is thrilled to return stateside, where she can hang up her military-brat boots for good. Finally, she’ll be free to explore her own interests—magick and Wicca. But when she arrives at her grandma’s farm, Cilla discovers that life in the South isn’t quite what she expected. At least while country hopping, she never had to drink G-ma’s crazy fermented concoctions, attend church youth group, make co-op deliveries...or share her locker with a snake-loving, fire-lighting, grimoire-stealing Goth girl…
…Who later invites her to a coven that Cilla’s not sure she has the guts to attend. But then Emilio, the dark-haired hottie from her charter school, shows up and awakens her inner goddess. Finally, Cilla starts believing in her ability to conjure magick. Until…
…All Hades breaks loose. A prank goes wrong during their high school production of Macbeth, and although it seems Emilio is to blame, Cilla and Goth pay the price. Will Cilla be able to keep the boy, her coven, and the trust of her family? Or will this Southern Wiccan get battered and fried?


My Thoughts
★ Burnt Fried Stars.
I received this book from NG in return for an honest review.

I hate hate HATE giving negative reviews, but there is honestly no way around this...

There are actually a lot of things I didn't like about this book. Not in any certain order, I'll name a few. "Boo-hoo-hoo...hoo-hoo-hoo." All this girl does is whine and complain, and lets like not forget like how much she like likes saying like every few words. Plus, she stereotypes everyone. She without a doubt pisses me off to no ends. She, to me, is also not responsible. You'd think if you were old enough to drive and have a job, you'd be more responsible. 

Cilla, YOU. ARE. ANNOYING.

Also, there was nothing "southern" about this book. Just because someone says "y'all, sugar, dear (ect)" doesn't make them southern and just because they happen to live in the south doesn't exactly make them southern either. 

This story did a lot of finger pointing of "this is the right religion! Yours is wrong!" Don't we have enough of this in our own lives than having to read it in a book every few pages? Along with this, is causes confusion and anxiety. I understand Cilla is confused about her "religion" but this was nothing but a religious debate attempting to be wrapped in a "story". Sad to say, as well, there was hardly anything "wiccan" in this story. 

Southern Fried Wiccan isn't my cup of tea. The writing was slow and didn't keep my attention very long which is very bad considering how short this book is. The thing that drew me in was the name and cover. It seemed so different to me, but sadly, it was a disappointment. 

I would not recommend this book.... Unless you like being confused and ticked off. 

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