As a sixteen year old voodoo queen in the making, Joan Renault just wants to be like all the other girls in the small town of Monte Parrish, Louisiana--obsessed with boys and swamped with social lives. If the other kids would quit calling her "hoodoo hag," she might have a small shot at normality. It would also help if Joan's outings with her secret crush, Dave, weren't always being interrupted by her dead Grandmere, the legendary Marie Laveau. After all, it's hard to make out with your best friend when your grandmother is always watching. But when you come from a long line of voodoo priestesses with dried gator heads decorating the walls of their huts, normal doesn't come easily.
When Joan witnesses the brutal sacrifice of a child to a tree Druid, she learns her Grandmere's scandalous past has come back to haunt those living in the present. Hera, a vengeful voodoo priestess, is determind to use the residual energy of Pandora's Box to revive a sleeping voodoo god and declare war on the descendants of Marie Laveau, especially Joan. Suddenly, Greek myths are being re-enacted all over town, and Joan has her hands full trying to so sort it all out. With the approach of Samedi's Day--the voodoo day of resurrection--Joan must learn to accept her destiny in order to stop the approaching threat to her family and her friends.
What critics are saying about Bayou Myth:
Overall this book was intense and moving. The writer does a great job at creating a story that was enchanting & creepy!--Read-A-HolicZ
The story is completely different then anything I have read or seen. Greek is the in thing right now, but the way the author created the story around the Greek Gods and Goddesses is so different. The mixture of Greek and Voodoo, who would have every thought. It made the story so much more interesting and kept me turning pages very quickly.---Jenn Renee Reads
From the very first page this book is like a rollercoaster, it takes you round bends and presents you with scenes that you never see coming. To me this is all the ingredients for a brilliant book. Overall this was a very fast paced read and I read this book in just over a day. I recommend it to people who are already fans of the witchcraft and voodoo however I do feel like this book could serve as an introduction to someone who is not familiar with the genre.--EveryBookHasASoul
Bayou Scar (Book 2)
Being a teenage voodoo queen is never easy, especially when your heart is broken, a bossy arch nemesis lives in your house, and your psychic freakiness is suddenly the coolest thing in your high school. Though she’s tried to clean up the tainted artifacts left over from the Fates Potion, Joan Renault’s mind has been on other things—namely the voodoo priestess trapped on the astral plain who is plotting revenge against her.
But the moment Joan Renault holds the Apple of Discord in her hand, its power ripples through her life like a poison. The least of Joan's worries should be some silly apple her nominee for the Winter Court Ball will have to carry but this is more than some symbol of high school pageantry. It’s poisonous. Toxic. And it just might kill the people Joan loves.
When the voodoo god, Baron Samedi, approaches her with a tempting offer that could put right all the things that have gone wrong, Joan must decide what’s more important: fixing the past or moving into an uncertain future filled with voodoo and witchcraft.
Praise for Bayou Scar:
I found myself staying up to the wee hours of the mornings just to finish it, it was that good. Easily 5 stars. Now I can't wait for the next one!--JP