Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey coming from Flux in 2011.
Summary: Braden Michaels wears his sunglasses at night. And at the movies. And in the shower. Raised by his warlock uncle and taught to use magic, he suffers from a deadly curse: the witch eyes. He sees everything that normal eyes filter out: history and memory; love and pain; magic and darkness. The mind, however, was not meant to process so much, and the power is killing him slowly. The only thing saving his sanity are the sunglasses he always wears.
And then the visions reveal a dark threat on the horizon. Braden runs away to Belle Dam, the city where the threat originated, and is immediately swept up into the town’s mysterious feud. Two rival magical families have divided the town into a personal chessboard of scheming and machinations, and Braden is their latest pawn. As he tries to avoid their manipulations, and see the truth behind his return to Belle Dam, he has a choice to make. One side, or the other. Ignite the feud, or end it. Sacrifice himself, or someone else. Live, or die.
My Thoughts: Okay first, it's a boy POV book which pretty much makes me super excited every time. And it's about witchy things. BOY witchy things. Or, warlocks, fine. But, a power that's slowly killing him? Running away? And okay, the word machinations is IN the description. Seriously. What more could you need? A little more? Well you got it. Finding the truth and life or death situation, with a side of potential self sacrifice. Yeah. This book has so many little elements just in the description I can only imagine how the actual book plays out! Not to mention the fact that if you follow Scott on Twitter, you'd see how naturally hilarious he is, and that kind of instinct is bound to make it's way into the book. And then there's the cover. Holy crap. That. Cover. Smoking hot with a little bit of evil slipped in at all the right places. Yes. Please. Give me this book.