Monday, October 19, 2009

Review: Water Witch

  • Title: Water Witch
  • Author: Deborah LeBlanc
  • Reading level: Adult
  • Paperback: 295 pages
  • Received From: FSB Media (Published: September 2008)
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/YA
  • Cover: B
  • Overall: A-
  • ISBN-10: 0843960396
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. But now her talents may be the only hope of 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. And amid the ghosts and spirits of the swamp, there is a danger worse than any other, one with very special plans for the children -- and for anyone who dares to interfere.

When I first started reading this book I was a little skeptical, mainly because it did not seem like the type of book that I normally read. However as I started I found myself so captured by how well written this book is, and how different it is from anything I have ever read. The characters are something that stood out to me the most, especially Poochie. The characters are of southern dialect and Leblanc capture everything from the way they talk to their description perfectly! Leblanc also painted a great picture of the scenery of Louisiana that I felt I was actually there.

The story line was very interesting to me because it was fresh and suspenseful, I was constantly on the edge of my seat. Also the layout that Leblanc choose to use with different characters narrating was a great addition to the plot. This story was about Dunny who has a special gift of being able to find things, which she does not normally share with others. However her sister needed her help in Louisianna to locate 2 children who have gone missing. When Dunny arives in Louisianna she finds out that the children missing are just one aspect of the story. Thus begins a thrilling tale full of advenutre and horror! This book was a different type of book for me usually I read young adult however I was glad to have read this!

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Happy Reading!


  1. Ooh, I do like the sound of this - sounds a bit different. :D And quite spooky. Great review!

  2. I probably wouldn't normally pick this either but it sounds great. I'll have to add it to my neverending TBR!

  3. I think I would have been skeptical too... but I like your review so I'm interested!


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