Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Witch Song Book Review
I was so lucky to receive a copy of this book to read and review. I've been in kind of a reading slump lately. I've read a few books that I wasn't a huge fan of and it made it hard to pick up another one. I didn't want to be disappointed again. And after reading the first chapter of this book, I wasn't.
Blurb: The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.
I loved this book. Not just because the author is awesome and I've been bloggy friends with her for a while, but because it was so different. It was fresh, unique. Something I'd never read before. The world Amber created was so interesting and real. Her writing and descriptions were beautiful.
The characters were rich and well rounded. They all had strengths and flaws. I loved the main character Senna. She was so timid about her power and her witch abilities, and I loved seeing her grow throughout the book. Her relationship with Joshen was sweet and not just based on looks alone. The villains were scary and I really liked how she put their point of view in the novel as well. The pacing was great. I didn't get bored. I wanted to find out what happened next and read it pretty quick. Which is saying a lot, since I don't have as much time as I would like to read anymore.
Anyway. It was a great story. Real characters with a lot of action and some romance. You all know I'm a sucker for a good romance. ;) The magic system was very unique as well. So cool. Anyway, read it. You won't be disappointed. Amber wrote a fantastic debut that is definitely worth reading. And honestly, that cover is to DIE for! Gorgeous!!