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
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
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