Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Witch Born

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Book Review - Witch Born

Witch Born

About the Book
Alyce's mother has just been burnt at the stake for practicing witchcraft. With only a thin set of instructions and a witch’s mommet for guidance, Alyce must face the world that she’s been sealed off from -- a world of fear and superstition. With a witch hunter fast on her trail, she’ll need the help of an innkeeper and a boy looking to discover the truth behind his own mother's past.

But as her journey continues, another war rages: a hidden war of the supernatural, of the living and the dead. Good and evil are blurred, and nobody’s motives can be trusted. And Alyce finds herself thrown unwillingly into the conflict. Struggling to understand her own powers, she is quickly drawn into a web of secret, lies, and dark magic that could change the fate of the world she is just coming to know.

This dark, twisty, and thrillingly original debut will leave readers entranced in its suspenseful plot and rich prose.

My Take on the Book
While this is fiction there is a ton of history intertwined throughout too. The book is also infused with magic, mystery, suspense and more. I love history and with the fact that this book brings in a rivalry between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots, this was a book that I truly enjoyed. The author created a world that really made you feel that you were in 1577 which was amazing. The book is powerful as well, especially as you see how the book starts and you see that Alyce's mother is burned at the stake for being a witch. While Alyce escapes, she is not safe and this book follows her as she works to evade witch hunters and tries to find safety. By the end of the book I will say that I was hoping to see more books from Nicholas Bowling, as he really does create a tale that is compelling and one that draws you in as a reader throughout the entire book.

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