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Series: Tudor Witch Trilogy
Author: Victoria Lamb
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 10/02/2014
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
I have to be honest, I am not in the least bit thrilled with Witchrise by Victoria Lamb. Perhaps this is because I came in on the 3rd book of a trilogy, but I just felt that the book was far too flighty and boring.
This book is riddled with gaps in time and I was never quite sure if I was moving a few minutes, hours, or days when time would change. I could understand moving a large amount of time such as several days if there was some indication when first reading the new section that time had passed. But sometimes it just made no sense until several paragraphs into the next section when it was finally mentioned that it had been five or six days. For example – at one point Meg and her father are discussing something before Christmas – the very next scene takes place after Christmas. It is rather annoying.
Another troublesome thing is the mention of a specific prophesy – which is never seen to fulfillment. All the while Meg is pining away over a lover that she’s told herself over and over she isn’t compatible with – and ends up with him in the end anyway.
The “action” scenes in this book made me wonder quite frankly how Victoria Lamb has managed to write all three books and have them sell, as the scenes were lacking in excitement. I managed to finish the book, but as I gave it on Goodreads, I can only give it 2 stars because it was quite boring, though I was able to finish it.
I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.