This was my first ebook download from Brooklyn Public Library--what a revelation, that if NYPL doesn't have a book, or doesn't have it as an ebook, I can check BPL, and Queens, too, since I have access to all of them. Thank you, IDNYC! As it turns out, the BPL loan for Overdrive books is 21 days to NYPL's 14, which is nice when all your holds come in at once.
I'm afraid reading Hollywood Witch Hunter was less exciting than borrowing it was. Protagonist Iris is the first girl to be born with the witch hunting gene, and she isn't welcomed to the noble cause with open arms. Her dad, something of a muckety muck in the group, is especially hard on her. The witch hunters are suspicious of Iris's whole family because her dad married a Colombian woman, which for whatever reason isn't done.
Luckily Iris has a couple of love interests to keep her busy. As it turns out, boy boys have some weird genetics, too. The story takes place in LA where witches prey on beautiful starlets. The women killing women over youth and beauty angle doesn't sit well with me. Iris gets on with the witches better than others of her crew, and the book ends with a revelation that makes me think Tejeda will explore that relationship further in the series.
I did note one writerly touch. It's a little silly for using the word "notes," but evocative nonetheless:
She took in a deep breath of freshly cut grass bonding with light notes of a hot asphalt.