Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I Read This: Witch Born by Amber Argyle


Brusenna thought it was finished.

She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong.

She was wrong.

Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands.

Some things can't be saved.

A new threat merges with the old as the Witches' dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything. Including her life.

Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?

(From Goodreads

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When I finished Witch Song, the first book in this series, I knew I wouldn't hesitate to pick up the next one. The final verdict? Witch Born is as enjoyable as the first, and more! From the cover to the words within, everything about this book is a work of art. The stakes are higher, and the challenges are more intense, forcing a practiced and matured character to take her magic, and will, to the next level.

And Joshen ... well ... need I say more?

There are three elements to Amber's writing that I find easy to fall in love with, and puts a stamp on making her stories memorable. First, having me care for the characters, and not in a forced way. Next, the details, never skipping a beat and securely planting an image in my mind, like drawing back the curtain and the set unfolds onstage, to which I can focus on the characters without being confused about where they are. Lastly, the pacing and emotional focus. This book read quickly, always with something new coming at me, but not a page goes by without knowing what Senna is thinking or feeling.

I know if I go into details I'll spoil too much, but if you enjoy stories about olden-time witches, their powers manifested through song, with unexpected twists and turns throughout, I highly recommend this book and its series. I found myself smiling at the close, which sadly doesn't happen all too often, but that's how I react after a satisfying end. My only wish is to return to this land again. Soon.

Want to find yourself a copy? Look no further.

I'm David, and in case you missed the first book ...

12 comments:

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    1. I should've mentioned that in the review. My bad ...

      YA fantasy.

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  2. Powers manifested through song, eh? I know when I sing it tends to make people disappear.

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  3. HAHAHA, PT's comment made me laugh. That's powers manifesting too.
    I was intrigued since I saw the book cover. TBR keeps increasing. My best to you, Sir David.

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  4. PT: I have the same superpower! Imagine that . . .
    Hi David! *waves*

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  5. I've seen that cover before I think it is beautiful. By the way, I nominated you for an award.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed it and I have both books.

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  7. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to add these to my also ever increasing TBR pile.

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  8. Gorgeous cover and great plot!!! Thanks for the recommendation, David - yet another book to add to the to-read pile!

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  9. Great review, and I love the covers.

    .....dhole

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