Wednesday, September 5, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - A WITCH IN WINTER by RUTH WARBURTON - WINTER TRILOGY # 1 - HACHETTE - HODDER - 4 STARS!!

By: Ruth Warburton
Published By : Hachette, Hodder
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback for Review from Publisher, Thankyou!, 334 Pages

RATING: 4 SETH & ABE STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads

Anna Winterson doesn't know she's a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power. When Anna meets Seth, she is smitten, but when she enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her – but if it is her magic that's controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain.

Although a perfect fit for the paranormal romance genre, A WITCH IN WINTER avoids fangs, excessive body hair and submissive female leads, and tells the heart-wrenching story of a couple meant to be together, but being forced apart. Seth is utterly irresistible and Anna is an empowered, proactive young woman with unimaginable magic inside her. This is fast-paced, sensuous writing with believable incantations inspired by Warburton's research into witchcraft legend and old English.




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

A Witch in Winter was a great YA read. I was quite drawn in by the cover of this book. I loved the colours and the imagery.

Anna Winterson and her father an ex stockbroker have found themselves at Wicker House, their new home. It needs a lot of love and Anna’s dad is on it.

Anna’s dad finds an old ‘cookbook’, which isn’t exactly a ‘cookbook’ it is a Grimoire. A spell book.

After a night of whiskey and brownies, Anna and her new friends from school decide to read an incantation from the book and this is where the story takes its direction.

Nothing good can come of trying to spell the love of the hot guy , Seth Waters .

Trouble , times double has decided to bubble from this night of four girls who were playing around with what they did not understand .

Before you can blink Seth has dumped the mean girl Caroline, and he is in LURRRVVVEEE with Anna. Now, this is where I thought this story was going to be pretty standard, but, then another whole new story opens up and I really enjoyed where Ruth took me.

I really like grumpy grandpa Bran, he is quite the character. We get introduced to a new lot of sub characters. When I thought I was going to be reading a story about four girls who had caused love trouble, those girls were sifted pretty much out of the story and Maya, Emmaline, Sienna, Simon and the rather yummy sounding Abe come into the story. Nothing like a leather jacket wearing guy with a ring through his eyebrow to capture my attention.

Anna is trying to run from a relationship she thinks is based on her night of whiskey and a spell, and Seth keeps running towards Anna.

Is Seth truly in love with Anna?

The Ealdwitan come into the story and then all hell breaks loose. I love me some villains and destruction. I loved the use of the crows and the little things they would do throughout the book.

I am quite intrigued to read the sequel , ‘A Witch In Love’ which is out now, because Abe went and did something that made me think Seth may have to work a bit harder with Anna. *waggles eyebrows*

This was a wonderful start to this trilogy about a girl who really is learning the ropes as she goes, and I think there are going to be some more villains around the corner for her to practice on.

A magical introduction to a great group of characters and a story that throws continual curveballs into the plot. And a boy who has a big heart for the girl he loves.

Michelle

4 comments:

  1. Somehow I got sent book 2 and was debating about getting book 1... but I think I will now, thanks! :D

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    1. Hi Tien:D

      Have fun reading them both:D I may ask for book 2 from Publisher as I am keen to see where this goes:D

      Mich

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  2. This sounds great! I don't read many witchy books but I'd like to and the characters in this one sound really interesting :)

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    1. Hi Mandee:D

      I am looking forward to book 2 and finding out more:D

      Mich

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