Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda

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Original Title: Hollywood Witch Hunter

Year Published: 2015

Published by:  Bloomsbury Spark

Number of Pages: 250

First Sentence: 

Goodreads Rating: 2/5

Plot:

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 thoughts:

I DON’T CARE THAT THE AUTHOR HAS EXPRESSED THAT THIS IS A PARODY/SATIRE. A parody is something that should cleverly and with humor mock/give tribute to whatever it is you are making a parody of. This is not clever nor fun. The definition of parody is; an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect. This book fails at doing that. Especially as it isn’t advertised as a parody. It’s more like that author was given flack for the book and defended it by claiming it was a parody. Not even for the genre of satire does it hit the mark. Satire is a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. It does it to some extent but it is just stupid, not funny.

Yeah, it does have some entertainment value but it is not really enough. The characters are parodies of other genres sure, but they are only stupid not, funny! I got really frustrated with the characters as they were stereotypes taken to the extreme, not in an entertaining/fun way, but an annoying over the top way.

I don’t even want to say more about this book. I was so disappointed as it seemed to have so much potential. It could have been a great parody/satire but it just fell flat.

Do I recommend it? 

No.

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