Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my review of Tales of Aradia (The Last Witch) by L.A. Jones.
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Unknown to the humans who hung innocent people at the Salem Witch Trials real witches of the hidden race were killed for fear of exposure or at least that’s what all the vampires, werewolves, and other races thought.There was not one witch whom survived the genocide of the Salem Witch Trials. But one day a girl named Aradia moves to Salem, MA and all that changes.
I am a twenty-four old college student with Aspergers Syndrome from Bethesda, MD. I have a mother, father, and a sister who is graduating from Towson. My greatest passion is my writing, and I hope it will give my readers as much joy as it does for me. Tales of Aradia the Last Witch is my first book series. You can contact me on Tales of Aradia’s Facebook page.
Tales of Aradia the Last Witch, tells the story of Rai. Rai is a teen with a good life. It is just her , her mom and dad. They have recently moved to Salem. Rai’s biggest concern is that she is different and will be judged different from others, in her very normal seeming life. Why Rai feels different is because she has powers to do unimaginable things;aid in healing, find things with her mind. So this causes her to feel like a freak, so she has attempted to downplay or hide it, just to fit in. Rai’s parents cannot enlighten her on why she has these abilities. They found Rai, basically in a cave, while on a trip, after desiring a miracle to have a child. The first experience that Rai’s parents had with Rai’s abilities was during the first meeting, when Rai aided in healing her dad’s slight injuries. This surprised and frighten them a little but they knew that the child needed their help. So they took her in and she became their daughter.
The story, shows the family moving to Salem, where after settling in, Rai for once does not feel completely out of place…although she finds it strange that the schoo’sl population has a clear reflection of two groups; the normal kids and then there was a group that seemed extraordinarily beautiful. This second group, wherever Rai went seemed to take notice of her, be enthralled with her, meaning staring outright at her, but not in the “she was a freak way”…but that Rai fascinated them.
Behind the scene of the story unknown to Rai, there is a force, led by a ruler who knows exactly why the otherworldly population is drawn to Rai. He is also out to have Rai for himself. The reason is that Rai is the last of her kind. A witch, which all those who were witches were supposed to be destroyed many years before. But Rai, had been sent into time as a means of saving her…but those that searched have found her, and so Rai’s time is limited. Rai also has another element to her heritage that also increases those Dark Ones desire for her, which leads back to the greatest witch of all…
But Rai and her friend Rory and her new love Dax,(who she discovers are supernatural such as she) have to solve a mystery over who was killing supernaturals, while staying one step ahead of the danger that stalks Rai.
This was a fast paced read, that gripped me from the start. I loved the strong, spirited main character, that who did feel out-of-place, but still showed a self-confidence deep within her. I loved seeing her blossom into fully accepting who she was, her heritage and what she could do. I enjoyed seeing the relationship between herself and the handsome vampire Dax.
This story has everything from adventure, to suspense and I believe if you are into fantasy, and paranormal..or just enjoy a fun read…then this is the one for you!