Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
Release: September 8, 2011
Source: Flux, BEA
Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.
After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden's powers to unlock Belle Dam's secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father--and Trey, the enigmatic guy he's falling for, is Catherine's son.
To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves.
If I could make a review with one word. I would make that word: Awesome. Sadly I can't write a review with one word. Scott Tracey wove a brilliant story and I could never figure out what was going to happen next in the story.
I love Braden - he was witty, perceptive, and he has an amazing gift, curse, or visual impairment. However, you want to describe the Witch Eyes. It would be cool to have Witch Eyes, if they were controllable. Massive migraines, bloody noses, and blacking out are just some of the negative perks of the Witch Eyes.
The power of the Witch Eyes outran the negative aspects. Everyone wants Braden on their team in the war because he is a walking weapon. Now I must shut up before I spill the secrets of Belle Dam and Witch Eyes. You people need to read this book!