Tuesday, May 22, 2012
REVIEW: A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton
I really had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book. All I really knew is that this book is about witches, and I like witchy stories and that it was a different sort of paranormal romance. I also like the idea of changing things up and doing things in an original way. And I think this one worked quite well too. I found it a bit hard to come to terms with the relationship at first, but eventually I found it to be quite sweet and wanted to see more.
Everything changes for Anna Winterson and her father move to the small town of winter. She learns that she is a witch and in a terrible way, as an entertaining evening with some newfound friends leads Anna to place a love spell on a boy in school that she has a crush on. Suddenly, Seth is completely drawn to her, loves her without any choice of his own.
I found it interesting right from the start, this relationship between Anna and Seth. What begins as this horrible love spell which takes any options away from Seth turns into something quite sweet. I want Anna and Seth to work out because I thought they were both very interesting and nice characters. Like people I'd quite get on with.
But as much as there is romance in this story, it isn't everything. There's also lots of fun mythology of witchcraft here and some rather dangerous things going on that Anna must involve herself with. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of this action sequences and more of the characters and the love aspects to the story in the following books, the next of which is published in June. I, for one, am quite looking forward to it!