Thursday, 27 February 2014

Book Review: Witch Fall by Amber Argyle(Witch Song #3)

With the magic of their songs, the Witches control the seasons, the storms, even the sea. Secure in their supremacy, they have forgotten the unmatched destructiveness of mankind. For the world has begun to covet their power, seeing them as weapons to be controlled instead of rulers worthy of obeisance.

Born of witches but raised among their enemy, Lilette searches for a way to heal the rift between mankind and the witches. But it may be too late to save either. For if there is one thing Lilette has come to know for certain, it’s that all things fall.


My Review:
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I read and enjoyed the first two books in this series and the novella which came after it was a decent read. But I just didn't enjoy this book at all for reasons I will explain..

There is no issue for me with the writing style, character and plot development, storytelling, worldbuilding etc of the author. She is very good at setting out a story, developing it and drawing you in to care about the characters and wonder what will happen next.

The problem I had with it was purely personal. I wasn't greatly interested in reading Lilette's story to be honest. I was more interested in seeing what might happen to the characters in book two. Yes Lilette is important to the story in books one and two and I fully understood why the author wanted to take the reader back to see how things came to be. It does explain the actions and fears of the witches. I have no issue with that and I'm sure lots of people will enjoy it. But it just isn't my kind of read. I didn't like the old historical book setting and the string of miserable experiences that come from being in that period of history. I'm not a huge fan of books set in old anywhere except when it is Tudor times, so I was never going to connect with the plot.

I can imagine that some of you are saying 'well why read it if you knew it wasn't your thing?' Well the answer to that was simple. I agreed to review the series based only on reading the blurb for book one so I had no idea what was coming in the other books. I hate looking at blurbs for later books in case a massive spoiler yells out at me and blows a big raspberry! In this case it is just unfortunate that the story went in a different direction from what I enjoy and that is no fault of the author.

I certainly don't regret reading the series and I do recommend it to those of you who like paranormal historical, paranormal romance and dark fantasy. The characters are great, the plot is always moving and twisting and there should be something in it for all readers.  
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2 comments:

  1. Sorry it didn't work for you. I've still got the first book to start yet. *sigh* Thanks for sharing and trying it. :)

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    1. I certainly enjoyed the first two books in the series. And I would check out more stuff by the author if it is in the fantasy rather than historical side of paranormal.

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