Friday 22 August 2014

Review: Witchrise by Victoria Lamb

Only one witch can rise above the coming storm ...

When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy - her mother's magical wand, ring and spellbook - she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.

Now Meg must discover the secret of Invictus, her mother's magical ring. Summoned back to Hatfield, she knows a battle is coming. But Meg is no longer alone in her struggle against Dent. Surrounded by her friends, she faces her greatest challenge head-on: losing Alejandro, her beloved. For it seems the Spanish novice has been keeping secrets from them all.

Powers clash and hearts break in the spellbinding third book of The Tudor Witch Trilogy.

Review: I was so excited for the conclusion in this trilogy and I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed! I felt a little bit like, in terms of storyline and action, all the good bits had been used up in the first 2 books and so this one suffered accordingly. I was really pleased to hear the ending to Meg's tale and I was really pleased with the way that this author concluded Meg's story but overall I wasn't overwhelmed by the storyline. 

I really like the character of Meg. She is definitely a strong female lead and this book is as much about feminism, or this series for that matter, as it is about witches. I really like that fact that she is independent and finds out for herself what she has to do In order to get the job done! She wants to follow in her mothers footsteps and make her proud and that is something else I really like a outer. She also seems to avoid outing other people out for her own gain, all the while standing up for what she believes in and what is right! 

I love all the other characters in this trilogy although i do find Meg's family to be a little to interfering. I likes Alejandro's storyline in this book though, even though he didn't appear as much in this book as he did in the others... I think the gore in this novel is lower generally than the gore in the first two books in the series, perhaps this was where the storyline was lacking a bit for me-who knows! I did feel a little bit like nothing of importance happened overall although clearly there was enough going on to keep me reading and keep me enjoying the novel. 

The trilogy has magic, mystery, action and historical elements as well as romance and tension and overall I think it's a really strong trilogy. I think that even if you don't enjoy books about witches you could still access this trilogy as all three books don't overpower you with witchcraft and all three books are quick reads as well! I love Meg as a character and I'm going to miss her, I know other readers will also love her for her girl power and her heart and so if you haven't read any of these books, I would definitely recommend the trilogy to you! 

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