The Witches Sleep by Kaitlynn Dean (Teen Paranormal)

At only seventeen, Ella Barnes is shot and killed for an unknown reason. She is shocked when she wakes up in a different world, a world of witches. Ella has to learn to adapt to a new body, new life and new world, surrounded by new people. As Ella gets to know Raena, the world of the witches and its people, she realizes they aren’t the perfect creatures they believe themselves to be, and she’s not the type of person to stand around and twiddle her thumbs. Will Ella succeed in changing the mindset of the people? Or will she be doomed to die another cold and tragic death because of her rebellion?


What this synopsis doesn’t tell you is of Ella’s complete emotional breakdown (think Twilight’s New Moon) about losing her human boyfriend. Nor does it tell you about her finding her Soul Mate, her personal were-creatures, her crazy mother, or her amazing Dad. Really the plot synopsis is a very bad one. All that being said I didn’t hate this book. I probably would never have heard of this book if I hadn’t been trolling through other peoples blogs and saw a review for it. It seems to be strictly Amazon and I downloaded the Kindle edition and had to read it on my iphone. The witches are your typical spell and magic witches, they’re more human like aliens with super powers. The were-creatures are pretty typical though. I liked Ella’s braveness (once she got out of her depression) about standing up for what she believes in even though she could be executed or sent to live on the ice planet. I also liked how she was almost always more concerned about protecting those around her and taking blame and punishment on herself (though it doesn’t always work). I liked how we did eventually find out why she was murdered, what I didn’t like is that we never really figured anything out about the witches sleep, other than that it happens. Its a quick easy read, doesn’t have a horrible love triangle in it and has a decent plot about someone standing up for an important cause, not just over throwing the government.

Stars: 3/5


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