Tuesday 20 March 2012

***Review*** BeSwitched by Molly Snow


Released: September 14th 2011
Series:  Yes #1 in the BeSwitched series
Source: Given to me for review by Author
Goodreads Synopsis
When a magical black cat, Surla, runs away from her bombastic witch, Idis, she has no idea that she will soon be living as a teenage girl, confronting both the mean girls and the popular—and very cute—guys of Washington High on a daily basis.

While Surla may look like Cathy, her peers notice a dramatic change in her personality when she starts standing up for herself, dressing differently, snagging dates, and picking up strange habits. Meanwhile, the witch Idis is a flaming red-haired fury as she awkwardly tries to fit into society. She must hunt down her familiar in order to be able to continue performing spells. In spite of their circumstances, Surla and Cathy learn more about themselves and gain great self esteem by being each other. Not only this, but the usual drama and young love in high school life is kindled in BeSwitched as Todd, the handsome quarterback, shows sincere interest in Cathy. The "curse" of being BeSwitched winds up being the most purr-fect secret these new best friends could ever have!

My Review:
I was given a copy of this book to review from the author.

The story kicks off with Surla a downtrodden black witches cat. Surla’s life is made hell by the witch who owns her. Idis the witch is cruel, menacing and a downright rotter. She pushes Surla too far one day and the cat decides to run away. But there are consequences to this..... there is a rule to the black cats law, Surla has to switch bodies with a lonesome soul. This is where Cathy the shy teenager comes in. After being outcast and bullied in school and feeling downright miserable will this be the answer to her problems?? Meanwhile witch Idis is not happy that Surla has gone and is hellbent on finding her. 

I found this book to be a very light and easy read. I flew through the story as it took me no time to read it. I have read books that have had characters switch bodies, so it was quite a refreshing change to have one of them as a black cat instead of two humans switching bodies. Molly has a really easy writing style, which is just perfect for when you want a simple no nonsense read. I managed to get into to this book right from the start, with some books I have to get settled in after a couple of chapters, but not in the case of BeSwitched.

I really liked the characters in this book. My favourite would have to be Surla the black cat, I really enjoyed reading about her; both in cat and human form. I certainly look forward to reading more of her escapades in the rest of the series.

I did enjoy this light hearted book, it was fun and frothy. I will definetly be reading book two in the series, BeSwitched Witch.

This story would be suitable for 13+ readers.

Story 4/5 – Nice for a bit of light magical escapism.

Cover 3/5 – I’m not all that keen on this type of cover, however the picture is relevant to the story.

About The Author:

 Molly Snow, Founder of BreezyReads.com, wrote BeSwitched when she was just sixteen. As a bestselling author’s personal assistant at age twenty, she decided to do what her boss did and self publish. At age twenty-three, BeSwitched made its debut. Snow is married to her high school crush, has a set of silly twin boys and a bob-tailed cat named Meow-Meow.


Christina Kit. said...

This is such an original concept!!

An abused black witch's cat and a shy girl? Awesome!

I love the cover.

Inacreus said...

Looks interesting, im going to order it. My fav line of ur review: ...there is a rule to the black cats law, Surla has to switch bodies with a lonesome soul.
I can imagine how fun to read the entire of story. Like it!

Stan Johnson said...
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Stan Johnson said...

I've read both books. Will definitely get the third. Keep it up, Molly: you're a lot of fun to read. :)

Molly Snow said...

Thanks again, Jenny!

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