Title: Witchfall (Tudor Witch # 2)
Author: Victoria Lamb
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 25 March 2014
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Her darkest dreams are coming true
Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful her magick
gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her mistress, the outcast
Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in the court of Elizabeth's
fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless
priests slowly tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are
disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent.
Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance, something evil arises,
impervious to Meg's spells and hungry to control England's fate. As Meg
desperately tries to keep her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest
Alejandro de Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their
forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to strike,
Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Witchfall is a fitting second book in the Tudor Witch trilogy. It started a little slowly but once I got into it, I was once again swept up in Meg's story. I didn't feel the story arc in this once was quite as gripping as the first, but it has set things up nicely for what should be an entertaining final chapter when book three is released.
There was some interesting character development and some new plot twists and the tension/love issues between Meg and Alejandro were well portrayed if marginally clichéd at times.
Overall this is an enjoyable series that I can highly recommend to anyone who likes the historical/paranormal blend in their books.