27 April 2014

Witch Song by Amber Argyle Review

*This book was purchased by me (it was free)

Title: Witch Song
Author: Amber Argyle
Blurb: The Witch Hunters have come for Brusenna, for she is the last. All the others have been captured by the Dark Witch. And without their magical songs to control nature, the world is dying. Though young and untrained, Brusenna must succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the Dark Witch. Fight her. Defeat her. If Brusenna fails, there will be nothing left to save—for the Witches, for mankind, or for the young Guardian who has committed his life to protecting hers.
 Links: Amazon / Goodreads

My Review:
Senna is a young witch, who lives with her mother in a secret place far from the curious human eye. She visits the village almost every day, because both of them need food, but she is despised by the villagers. Once she accidentally sings a chant (the magic of a witch hides in their voice) in front of humans and they want to kill her. A mysterious lady ,who is actually a witch, saves her and asks to meet her mother. Senna’s world crumbles under her feet, when her mother is forced to leave her alone with their dog and a diary. Later she finds out that her mother and the other witch went to defeat an evil witch, who had captured all the other witches. So, Brusenna ends up being the last witch, with too little knowledge about witchcraft, and there is a mysterious man, who is chasing her. Oh, and she has to defeat the evil witch. Fortunately she meets her guardian, Joshen, who cares about her and is always there when the help is needed.

“Witch Song” was a beautiful book,and quite adorable. Please do not be fooled, this books contains murder, wars, and had its fair share of gruesome stuff, but it was quite adorable for a horror lover like me.
The story was quite unique, and even though it is the usual clueless person against evil, it’s not cheesy or cliché. Senna is not your usual heroine. She is not strong, or bold, she is quite shy and reserved. I think Senna is an introvert. She rarely talks with people, even though that came because of how badly humans treated her. Senna underestimates her powers, and she has a very low self-confidence, which is quite understandable for her young age. But she cares about the others, she is selfless, humble, genuine and most importantly she is quite a strong witch. I liked the fact Argyle doesn’t put Senna in front of Espen (the evil witch) immediately, in fact you have to wait until the end of the book for the battle. Senna is a young inexperienced witch, whose mother has protected all her life, while Espen is an experienced evil witch, who has defeated all the other witches. Fiction or not, Senna cannot defeat her. But instead Argyle resolved the situation pretty good, because she gave time to Senna for preparation.
During the book Senna’s character matured, and she managed to transform into a quite powerful and independent witch. Joshen, from the other hand, was the sweetest guy ever. He was Senna’s guardian, and also had an undying love for her. It doesn’t matter how many times she pushed him, he always came back and risked his life to save her. He really loved her with all his heart. There is a little romance in this book, but it is really sweet and heart-melting. I like the fact the romance didn’t distract me from the story, and it wasn’t that sweet to make you vomit. And if I say that I enjoyed the romance, please understand that all you horror lovers can bear with it too. 
To sum this up, “Witch Song” is a well-written book with an unique story. I liked the world Argyle has created, and the fact that witches weren’t evil creatures.
Rating: 4.5 cats

Recommended to: Fantasy and paranormal romance lovers.

I feel skeptical about recommending this to horror lovers, since this book is just too light for my Dracula fans.

Have a wonderful day!

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