Saturday 29 March 2014

Book Review: Witchfall by Victoria Lamb

Title: Witchfall (Tudor Witch # 2)
Author: Victoria Lamb
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 25 March 2014
Pages: 336
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley
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Her darkest dreams are coming true

In 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.

Even as 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 clich├ęd at times.

Overall this is an enjoyable series that I can highly recommend to anyone who likes the historical/paranormal blend in their books.

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