Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash | ARC – Book Review #73

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“Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.”

Witches Protection Program is a fun read; for the most part. 

I love that the base line in this story is that witches and the like have been around for more than 400 years. And that in this society, they are alive and well, even if these witches are divided among themselves. With saying that though, I am really bothered by the witches in this book. They use these stereotypical movie spells and, I don’t know. That just really bothers me.

The story easy to follow, for the most part. The story line would jump a bit; so the story itself could actually be pulled together more. The plot and writing is kind of choppy. Like, you could see where the author wanted to go, but the writing just all wasn’t there. Even when some characters talked to each other in a scene, one character would have like, a whole conversation with themselves, and then the responding character would continue on replying in that same type of dialogue. One character would somehow predict what the second character would say, and then that second character would say that same thing and then respond in kind to the first character?? The scenes like these just seemed over thought.

Witches Protection Program has multiple points of view with the main point of views being from Morgan and Wes. And I’ve seen some people categorize this book on GoodReads as Young Adult, but really, Witches Protection Program is more of a New Adult Fantasy novel.

The hero superiority in this story really bothered me. The characters all seemed to want to save one another, -which yes, makes sense- but, this book just really got on my nerves when they all started acting on it. Why couldn’t they just let the people who know what they’re doing, do their job?? Is it that hard?

With all of what I just said about this book, I need to say that there are some really great scenes in this book. And those scenes are well written, and have great descriptions and they flow nicely. They just seem planted into this book, and this makes the book feel, to me, awkward.

Thank you so much for reading! You can click the book’s cover above to be led to Witches Protection Program on GoodReads.

Until next time,
Adele

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