Crescent Bound by Karli Rush
Alyssa Worthington is the daughter and sole heir to the most prestigious coven in the witch world. Her childhood has been spent in the mundane human world learning to blend in and hide who she truly is, and it is here, during her last year that she meets a striking ex-high school quarterback from a small town in Montana who will turn her world upside down.
Alyssa holds the element of fire, unlike her best friends Lisa and Megan, who are both air elementals. It is the elemental powers that reside inside which require positive thoughts and positive actions in order to maintain this magickal connection. What would happen to a witch that let this get out of control? How can evil become the driving force behind revenge and death?
Dark secrets, dark magick and a desperate desire for revenge will bring Alyssa to the brink of destruction. She is being chased, but this pursuit is a silent one and her chaser has but one goal, Alyssa’s complete and total destruction. Will she overcome this dark threat and begin to live out her destiny? Will she survive and if so, will she lose herself as part of the price for being alive? Or, will her destiny rest on being crescent bound?
With all these dark forces creeping around silently in Alyssa’s life, her coven pushes for answers, some of the answers about an eighth and missing coven, in the witch world, lie with her new interest. Marcus may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the silent darkness threatening the seven remaining covens.
Warning: There is sexual content in this book.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. Alyssa is from a prominent coven of witches. She controls fire. Her and her two best friends Lisa and Megan attend regular High School until they graduate and can attend the witches school, cloaked for the most part from their classmates. They don't mix with humans, but one day a human boy not only sees Alyssa, but also speaks to her, while she is cloaked. She has to find out how and why he can see her. As the story develops you find out how the boy, Marc, comes into play. There are several exes, that come in to play and not in a good way. As Alyssa and Marc grow closer they find out that, the adopted Marc, does come from a witching family and he controls ice. Somehow she loses her fire and starts controlling ice as well. I love the fact that the book doesn't just concentrate on the magic. Alyssa racing her awesome Shelby Mustang is fantastic and something that most teens would kill to do. This is a fun book and I want to see where the story goes next. (By Heather L. Alexander)
This is the first book in the Crescent Bound series. It is followed by Raven Bound.
Read an interview with the author at The Tarasphere.
Karli's new story, Seducing a Mermaid, is available from Smashwords.