Friday, July 17, 2015

Review: Hollywood Witch Hunter

Author Valerie Tejeda
Format e-ARC
Print Length ?
Publisher Bloomsbury Spark
Published July 20, 2015

From the moment she first learned the truth about witches…she knew she was born to fight them.

Now, at sixteen, Iris is the lone girl on the Witch Hunters Special Ops Team.

But when Iris meets a boy named Arlo, he might just be the key to preventing an evil uprising in Southern California.

Together they're ready to protect the human race at all costs. Because that's what witch hunters do.

Welcome to Hollywood

My Opinion

Witches are girls, hunters are boys. This is the way things have been since well the beginning until that is now. Iris was born with the Hunter gene- the first girl ever. This means she is held to a higher standard, the professors are harder on her, her base leader (her dad) is really hard on her. She trains, she fights she is not allowed to make mistakes. Then a girl-next-door celebrity dies under her protection, on her watch- murdered by a witch.

Arlo is a new recruit which is in itself unusual as he was not already on the WHO radar. They typically know who the hunters are from the day they are born. Arlo doesn’t want to be a hunter, he wants to be musician. What he doesn’t know is that he doesn’t have a choice. Iris has to show him the ropes and train him.

The death of the celebrity though, it is bothering her. Yeah, people die, witches kill them all the time but she was watching. How could Belinda of all witches kill her? Why would Belinda who is never sloppy be sloppy now? Something is not adding up. When Iris starts asking questions though she may not like the answers.

Iris is a strong female- a protector. She needs the answers to the questions that are bothering her. A weaker person would have walked away. She is not that type of person. She is tenacious in her search for the truth- this gets her in trouble. Arlo seems naïve, yet observant of the things that are going around WHO headquarters. More so than the veteran students.

Belinda is supposed to be the big baddie in this story. I just can’t help but love her. She is always coming to Iris’ rescue even though Iris’ is hunting her. She knows something is not right just what it is though is anyone’s guess. Yeah, she messes up a few times but hey she’s only human…and a witch.

Hollywood Witch Hunter started off slow for me, it wasn’t until about chapter seven that things start to pick up. Once it does though it is an action-paced adrenaline rush to the end. The ending is a shocker and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Oh put your knife away, Buffy. I’m not here to fight.”

Other People

Knox- Iris’ big brother and team leader
Dex- Iris’ cousin
Silos- mystery guy, knows a lot but who’s side is he on
Deacon- jerk hunter (mean gal role)
Belinda- head of the Hollywood witches


  1. Sounds interesting. Like the idea of her being the first female hunter.

  2. Iris sounds like a strong heroine! I'm glad that the pacing picked up, and it was an action packed adrenaline rush. Belinda sounds like a character that I would love as well. Great Review Angela :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape