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Witch Born
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
Two queens, two religions, two visions for the future of the nation. Fleeing to London with a witch hunter on her trail, Alyce discovers her own dark magic and lands herself embroiled in the struggle.
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LeticiaToraci
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Pickpick

This was interesting and different.

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IndyHannaJones
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more. Overall, it was good. Very quick read and fascinating premise and setting. It just needed a little more oomph...ya know what I mean?

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LeticiaToraci
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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These two are in my TBR.

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eriedoodle
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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I enjoyed this book. I adored the beginning but the end was a little lackluster for me. I did really enjoy the reimaging of history and of course that it was about witches. It is a fun book and I do recommend it.

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eriedoodle
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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Really enjoying this one! Maybe not the most accurate but I'm a sucker for witches.

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IheartYA
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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Mehso-so

I was looking forward to this for a long time but it fell short. I was expecting an in depth, sweeping tale. It was a decent story, and the writing was ok. I kept waiting for something big to happen...it never did. I like the cover more than the story.

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IheartYA
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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#coverlove and a new candle. I plan to finish Witch Born later. Watching Hallmark Christmas movies for now and then to make a baked potato chicken casserole. 😀

Redy2trvl Sounds like a perfect day! 8mo
Zelma That all sounds amazing! 8mo
IheartYA @Redy2trvl @Zelma It really is a perfect day. I went to Kohl's and got grocery shopping done this morning. The leaves have turned and they're so pretty. My curtains are open while I'm cooking. Ahhh...I love productive days. I can't get this much done on a work day. 🤣 8mo
tracey38 I've had on Hallmark Christmas movies on all afternoon and evening. 8mo
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Tanzy13
Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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Alyce is left alone in a world that hates and fears her after her mother is burned at the stake as a witch. Stalked by a witch hunter, she finds an ally in a boy with a painful family history of his own. But there‘s more in play than her own story, as a supernatural battle gains force, sucking her into a magical world of good and evil she‘s only beginning to understand.

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Balibee146
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Now that @TrishB has opened her birthday gifts I can share the damage stalking her #mountTBR did to mine! Had to get copies myself of these too lol #cantstopwontstop #bookhaul

TrishB Lol 😂 they look great don‘t they!! No reading done today so far....to many people! So I‘m consoling myself with food and champers in a bit!! 8mo
Balibee146 @TrishB nice plan.... Have a great evening.... I did say to you your TBR was lethal... Fancied the other one too lol.... All.The.Books x x 8mo
TrishB I can‘t stop either!! The fact that I generally like most genres doesn‘t help.... 8mo
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Balibee146 Lol @TrishB unless society collapses and in the new dystopia only derivative chick lit is sold..... Then I'm on re reads for life 😂😂 8mo
TrishB 😂😂 I don‘t really re read....😱 8mo
Balibee146 @TrishB come the zombie apocalypse..... 8mo
TrishB Well there is that! 8mo
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emily_m_tubb
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Wish I could have stayed home to snuggle and read instead of work 😪

Cathythoughts Looking nice & cosy there ❤️ 11mo
Slajaunie I see that sweet baby! 11mo
tracey38 Cute! 11mo
Laura317 Looks like piggy is reading with you! Is that Aesop? 11mo
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MiriMouse
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
Mehso-so

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I bought this book expecting a story about wiccan-style witches (the blessing symbol on the front cover and first chapter gave me this impression) and was disappointed to find it was more necromancy and spirits of the dead oriented. I had trouble connecting to the main character and was not wowed at any point. Plot was fairly predictable.

That said, the setting is cool and the writing is easy to read.

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pppooraikul
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Pickpick

A story of Alyce, a young witch whose mother had been burnt alive by the Witchfinders. She soon found herself trapped in the war between Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary of Scott. Fast-paced and gripping, although there‘re small holes in the plot but they could be overlooked. I really liked Alyce especially in her opening scene.

A quick pleasant read. And the most beautiful cover ever! Thanks again for the gift. 😘 @TheLondonBookworm

LeahBergen That cover! 😍 1y
Soubhiville Wow! Yep I‘d buy it just for the cover! 1y
Nute Wow! That is amazing cover art. 11mo
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Elisa
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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I have 1 week to finish the book I picked for the last prompt of the monthly challenge I‘m taking, but I‘m finding it completely uninspiring, so I‘m stepping back and starting this beauty, which was a complete cover buy but sounds intriguing and isn‘t very long... seems like a good pick to prevent a book slump!

Maike The cover is gorgeous! 😍 1y
IndyHannaJones Hello my beauty, let me put you on my TBR😉 1y
raelaschoenherr Gorgeous photo! 1y
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Elisa @Maike @IndyHannaJones right? And the white-looking bits are actually gold foil IRL. It was just irresistible. I couldn‘t walk off without it 🤷🏻‍♀️ #sorrynotsorry 1y
Elisa @raelaschoenherr thank you! I love this cover so much 😍 1y
rohit-sawant Fabulous picture! 1y
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pppooraikul
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Bought a piece of cake and made myself a nice cup of tea ready for the crazy amount of paperworks. But who could ever work when there‘s a tempting book at hand? One of the most beautiful covers I have.

>> I‘ve read a few chapters and OMG @TheLondonBookworm you know EXACTLY what I like! Thanks for this amazing Christmas present! 😘❤️🎁

Karkar Such a pretty cover ❤️📚❤️ 1y
DGRachel That‘s a beautiful cover!! 1y
Lizpixie See! This is why my hashtag is #nomorereccesyourekillingme! 1y
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Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 1y
rubyslippersreads That cover! 😍😍😍 1y
TrishB That cover 💜 1y
pppooraikul @Karkar @DGRachel @Kalalalatja @rubyslippersreads @TrishB Yay! This cover totally is a winner! ❤️ 1y
pppooraikul @Lizpixie Lol! 😂😂 You‘re killing me yet I‘m stacking that book! 😉 1y
Zelma Wow, that is eye catching and gorgeous! 1y
pppooraikul @Zelma Yay! Definitely a beauty! 1y
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beckiblur
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
Pickpick

Fantastic book. Such an amazing story that is so well written I couldn‘t put it down. Now my friends are reading it and feel the same. The perfect story from start to finish.

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Elisa
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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I don‘t often do cover buys, but... let me put it this way: does the synopsis sound intriguing? Yes. Would I have picked this book over others I already had on my TBR, if it weren‘t for the pretty, pretty cover? Probably not 😬 #sorrynotsorry
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What was your last #coverbuy? If you have already posted it, feel free to tag me on it!! 🙂

Maike Mine was probably Nevernight. I have a coloring book from the artist who did the cover design, so it really caught my eye 😁 2y
Elisa @Maike oh, that sounds very cool! That book does have an eye-catching cover!! 2y
minkyb Pretty photo! 2y
Elisa @minkyb thank you! I love the fluffy fake fur rug, it‘s so cozy and great for contrast 😊 2y
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Big-Book-Little-Book
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Inspired by Litsy @daydreamin_star and I have started a new feature over at www.bigbooklittlebook.com Witch Born was the first book to undergo the two ticks treatment. Each Tuesday we will post two more reviews of books we've enjoyed that are quick write and even quicker to read. You are welcome to join us but please link back to www.bigbooklittlebook.com as creator and leave us a comment so we can come and visit your post # TwoTicksTue

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Big-Book-Little-Book
Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
Pickpick

This was a perfect autumnal read, sitting warm and cosy under a blanket while our protagonist, Alyce found herself in ever more uncomfortable (usually cold and wet) and dangerous situations.
I really enjoyed how debut author Bowling played with history, taking a very real and very tense political situation and very recognizable historical figures and deftly overlaying the fantasy elements of his story.