I always love discovering new authors and new books and when I heard about White Trash Warlock I knew it was one I needed to know more about. The Write Reads organized a blog tour for this book and today I want to tell you what I thought of this first book in The Adam Binder Novels series.
A big thanks to the author for sending me a physical copy to read and review!
Guthrie was a good place to be from, but it wasn’t a great place to live, not when you were like Adam, in all the ways Adam was like Adam.
Adam Binder hasn’t spoken to his brother in years, not since Bobby had him committed to a psych ward for hearing voices. When a murderous spirit possesses Bobby’s wife and disrupts the perfect life he’s built away from Oklahoma, he’s forced to ask for his little brother’s help. Adam is happy to escape the trailer park and get the chance to say I told you so, but he arrives in Denver to find the local magicians dead.
It isn’t long before Adam is the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, he’ll have to risk bargaining with powers he’d rather avoid, including his first love, the elf who broke his heart.
The Binder brothers don’t realize that they’re unwitting pawns in a game played by immortals. Death herself wants the spirit’s head, and she’s willing to destroy their family to reap it.
White Trash Warlock is a book that sucked me in after a chapter or two. The author’s writing style makes you not want to stop reading and makes you love the characters that were created. I’ve heard many people say they’ve gotten Supernatural vibes from this book and I totally agree.
Our main character Adam is one you just can’t help loving. Adam didn’t have an easy childhood. He grew up in a trailer park and was always looked down upon for hearing voices and other “weird” occurrences. Except he’s not crazy, but sees the supernatural world, but his family doesn’t seem to want to believe him. This definitely leaves a mark on Adam and it’s clear he doesn’t always believe in himself or his talents. That was hard to read at times, because he’s such a strong person. I loved how protective he was of the people he loves (even if they weren’t always the same for him).
I loved the take on the supernatural world and Adam’s interactions with it. There’s a spirit over Denver and it’s starting to take control of people in the city and not in a good way. When one of the people ends up being his sister-in-law, things get more complicated. This book is filled with quite the interesting adventure and Adam trying to find out clues to fix everything kept me on the edge of my seat. Add some twists and turns and I didn’t want it to end.
Besides the adventure and supernatural aspects of this book, I enjoyed the characters as well. Being back with his brother and mother isn’t easy for Adam after his childhood, but I loved the way things went in this story. Both sides start realizing things are different than they both think and start to get closer. The author put a lot of thought into this part of the book and that was very much appreciated. Also, we can’t forget the side of romance that starts developing in this story. Adam’s former supernatural love, Perak and the young interesting cop, Vic.
I don’t want to say too much, because it’s really a book you need to discover on your own. This author did an amazing job creating a world and characters I really want to know more about. If you like supernatural things, definitely pick up this book!
White Trash Warlock was such a pleasant surprise and I’m so glad I signed up for this tour. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for the release of the next book in this series, because I definitely need to know how this series continues!