Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Legacy by Molly Cochran, Witchy Massachusetts

by Molly Cochran
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Date Published: December 20th 2011
Rating : almost a 4/5  [3.8 ]

Synopsis: When her widowed father dumps 16-year-old Katy Jessevar in a boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts, she has no idea that fate has just opened the door to both her future and her past. Nearly everyone in Whitfield is a witch, as is Katy herself, although she has struggled all her life to hide her unusual talents. Stuck at a boarding school where her fellow students seem to despise her, Katy soon discovers that Whitfield is the place where her mother committed suicide under mysterious circumstances when Katy was just a small child. With dark forces converging on Whitfield, it's up to Katy to unravel her family's many secrets to save the boy she loves and the town itself from destruction.

My thoughts

Cover: This cover is one of my favorites, the color scheme. The fog in the upper right corner and Peter and Katy coming down the stairs, dunno put I think it depicts a scene.

Book: I saw this earlier in the year , added it to read and forgot totally about it. In a Simon Shuster galley grab [what’s that ?, info galley grab] it felt familiar . Downloaded and forgot it again. Time past and there were only 12 hours left to read it, I challenged myself and read it nonstop with small breaks in 10 hours. Proud of myself , don’t get worried I’m in my winter break now. School work has not been affected.

Katherine Jessivar gets dumped at a boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts by her father, Harrison Jessivar, and his new girlfriend. . To burden her more every kid at her new school hates her. Because she’s an Ainsworth. Takes in the start of the school year.

Katy felt flat for me bu after the 200 mark started to care a bit by bit. At the moment when she admitted her real name I really liked her.

Peter is tortured, I can’t spoil but what a tortured boy he was, his heritage was a contributor. He was not the swooniest male protagonist, somewhat charming but liked him. I did not know why there were attracted to each other after disliking each other for a while there in love; a minor insta- love. I said a minor. There was love and less lust, said less. That does not mean not existed. They almost di……

Heck I had them around me for 1 to 400 pages, they grow on you. That was less positive for me.

There were no real parental figures present. They tried their best to be that but a couple characters came close. Her dad, he himself detaches from her emotionally but progressed but not enough for me.

Whitfield is strange and weird, the people seem olden time like and frequently mysterious fog appears in the meadow. This is a paranormal Young Adult. It’s about witches not harry potter's secret world . Just a normal town where a large part is descended from the them. I liked the world building. Everything is nature based. Everywhere there’s magic they reminded me a lot of druids

in the alban field, the circling mist twists low
kith and kin draw the Botte on crafted bow.
Arise,great Arrow-swift as sparrow,sprung from below
the kindred wave gathers to lose what is hidden.
cast line and hook to slpit the stony mizzen
one door wakes one thousand more when Craftily bidden
the wise and crafty know rightly where to look
o word!sping forth from out thy secret nook
Fierce Ferraugh diten al blosun na tibuk

The chapters look like a old book and are in time slots in coordination with wiccan holidays. A thing I disliked was the 200 pages of not a lot of action Because It took 200 pages before the real peril appeared. Named the Darkness, a entity not to be fooled with. I almost quit two times but now looking back for me at least those 200 pages were needed. Back-story, anecdotes type things, getting two no more about the characters.

There’s turmoil between families, in her family and mistrust. I liked how Miss Cochran did that. The digging and bringing secrets to light of her mom’s life, the town and prominent ancestors of Whitfield that where linked back Katy.

The Darkness was a great bad ''guy''.

I have to say there are mixed review mine is more on the positive side It was pretty decent . I liked it and glad I had this experience. Have this left t say "Magic lies within"

 A song that fit perfectly with this book and they do generate a atmosphere

Fits with the air and everything around Whitfield when the fog is present

virtual hangouts

To order


  1. Great review roro! What's Witchy Massachusetts by the way?

    Ana @ BookSpark
    PS stop by my blog for a little review & giveaway event I'm hosting ;)

  2. Great review :) This is why I never like giving up on a book, I always feel like there is a chance it will pick up and I will miss out on something great.

  3. Great review. I have been wanting to read this one. Since you liked it I will have to check it out!

  4. I'm really glad you liked it! I've been quite curious myself, but haven't yet gotten to the step of actually putting it on my to-read list. I'll have to take a closer look. Great review!

  5. I'm really drawn to witch stories but I'm concerned that you didn't find Katy interesting until after 200 pages, which is a little late for me. I need to be able to relate to the protagonist sooner than that.

  6. This looks good..great review. I am heading to B&N to ck it out :)

  7. I have this on my tbr waiting to be read, seems like a good book, cant wait to read it.. great review roro! x

  8. I'm glad it won you over with more good than bad. Sometimes it takes a while to warm up to a book.

  9. I've heard some mixed things about this one, too! Glad you enjoyed it. I do love witchy stories!



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