May 31, 2015

Book Review: The Witch Hunter

Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

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Elizabeth Grey appears to be a young, innocent girl but she is death to those that practice magic.  That is until she is caught up in a web not of her making and accused of being a witch.  When she is rescued by those that she thinks are her enemies, Elizabeth is forced to open her eyes and reconsider just who her real enemies might be.

I really enjoyed THE WITCH HUNTER.  There was a lot of growth in Elizabeth's character as she is forced to examine the 'truths' that she had based her life around.  She learns what true friends really are and how others will toss her aside in the name of ambition.  

Most of the book galloped along at a good pace which kept me glued to the pages (or screen as the case may be) as I couldn't wait to see just what would happen next.  All of the secondary characters were really well developed and helped the story along.  This is a great young adult book as the characters were forced to face moral dilemmas and the reader isn't exposed to sex scenes.

Now I am sure that you have gotten the idea that I really enjoyed this book and I did until the ending.  The ending felt forced, almost like the author ran up against her word count and forced to cut everything short while tying up loose ends.  Since this book looks to be the first book in a series, I would have preferred to have those loose ends hanging until the next book.


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