DNF Review: Southern Fried Wiccan by S.P. Sipal

Posted March 26, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

DNF Review: Southern Fried Wiccan by S.P. SipalSouthern Fried Wiccan by S.P. Sipal
Published by BookFish Books on March 24th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: eARC
Pages: 162
Source: NetGalley
One Star

Cilla Swaney is thrilled to return stateside, where she can hang up her military-brat boots for good. Finally, she’ll be free to explore her own interests—magick and Wicca. But when she arrives at her grandma’s farm, Cilla discovers that life in the South isn’t quite what she expected. At least while country hopping, she never had to drink G-ma’s crazy fermented concoctions, attend church youth group, make co-op deliveries...or share her locker with a snake-loving, fire-lighting, grimoire-stealing Goth girl…

…Who later invites her to a coven that Cilla’s not sure she has the guts to attend. But then Emilio, the dark-haired hottie from her charter school, shows up and awakens her inner goddess. Finally, Cilla starts believing in her ability to conjure magick. Until…

…All Hades breaks loose. A prank goes wrong during their high school production of Macbeth, and although it seems Emilio is to blame, Cilla and Goth pay the price. Will Cilla be able to keep the boy, her coven, and the trust of her family? Or will this Southern Wiccan get battered and fried?

Okay. If you’ve seen the title of this post, you’d realise that it was DNF’ed. I did not finish the book. To be fair, I tried. I really did. But 20% into the book, and my eyes were already straying away from the page. And honestly, when I first got the ebook, I attempted to read the first page. But then, it seemed too boring childish? So, I actually put it down, and one week later, attempted to read it again. And I. Really. Couldn’t. Stand. It.

Right now, I felt like I owe the publishers at least a review as to WHY I didn’t finish the book. And I’m sorry if I’m being insensitive, lazy, BLAH. But I really did try, and if you knew me, you’d realise that I RARELY DNF a book. I honestly think this is my 1st DNF book this year.

Hmm. I requested this book from Netgalley because honestly, the blurb got me interested. I mean, witches, magic, coven. And a handsome boy. But I guess, the story line was partly the reason why I did not finish the book. Most of it though, goes to the way the main female lead, Cilla, was portrayed as. I don’t know why but one of my pet peeves is whiny females. I MEAN, I REALLY DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN THE FEMALE LEAD IS WHINY. So, yes, I got completely annoyed with Cilla, and I felt that she was just too immature, and too childish to take part in these Wiccan stuffs. The context totally do not fit. And then there was the whole “magic and witches exist?” part where the author totally skipped out. I mean, it seemed COMPLETELY normal that this girl is delving into spells, THAT ACTUALLY WORK. And she’s not like “WHAT THE HECK?” Because as much as I totally am obsessed about spells, I would FREAK out if I knew there was a coven.

But yeah, my opinion.

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