This was interesting and different.
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?
#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. 😀
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.
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.
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
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!
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! 😘❤️🎁
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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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
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.