Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Review: Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead

Today's review is on Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead by Christiana Miller

While looking for a book to read between author requests, I came across this quirky, snarky, cute tale full of ghosts, love, and friendship. And though I loved it, and had difficulty putting it down, it was chock full of editing mistakes.

Mara is an untrained witch trying to make ends meet just like every other person living in LA. While waiting at a red light she pulls out her trusty tarot deck and pulls three cards to see what is going to happen in the coming year. She pulls Death, Three of Swords, and The Tower. The Fates have transformation, sorrow, and change through destruction in store for her. What a wonderful thing to learn on of all days, her birthday.

Mara then looses her job, is black listed in Beverly Hills, and is evicted from her apartment. Good thing she still has her best friend Gus who keeps reminding her that she is in fact a witch and should use some of her power to help herself out. After all, he never seems to suffer any negative effects. So she crafts a spell for herself.

After having strange dreams that seem all to real, Mara finds that her aunt Tillie has died in a tragic car accident and she is the only heir.
But things are rarely what they seem, and Mara is thrown into a journey she will never forget.

A great first book in this series even though it is full of mistakes. I will be looking for the next installment.

3 of 5 stars
Available @ Amazon


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