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Reviewed by Amy Powers for Readers' Favorite
Paranormal Bonds: A Young Adult Fantasy is the first book in the High Council Witch Chronicles by Julie Catherine. Mae has grown up moving from city to city with her aunt, who finally decides to make the family vacation home their permanent residence. It's not the first time Mae has had to start the school year in a new place, but this small town is giving off a vibe that tells Mae something isn't quite right around this place. In her attempt to make friends, she discovers that the town has ties to witchcraft and now she is in a competition to be accepted into an exclusive school. Mae knows her aunt has been keeping secrets from her, but now Mae is determined to uncover the truth about her family and the paranormal mysteries of Plumpkin.
Paranormal Bonds appears to start like a typical young adult romance, with a new girl in a new town who attracts the attention of a few interesting locals. However, Julie Catherine brings us unique features with sudden twists about the town's history and a lot of background about which Mae had been kept in the dark. I loved watching Mae grow as a character when she finally learns the truth. She turns from being a passive follower of her aunt's lead and becomes determined to take control of her fate. The story is fast-paced and easy to read in just a few sittings. Once I was finished, I immediately ran to pick up the next book in the series, and I look forward to reading more from this author.