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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Review #212: Witchstruck- Victoria Lamb

Title: Witchstruck
Author: Victoria Lamb
Pages: 320
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Summary: If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned. 

If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.

Meg Lytton has always known she is different—that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practise witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of Elizabeth, rightful heir to the English throne.

With witchfinder Marcus Dent determined to have Meg's hand in marriage, and Meg's own family conspiring against the English queen, there isn't a single person Meg can trust. Certainly not the enigmatic young Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, despite her undeniable feelings. But when all the world turns against her, Meg must open her heart to a dangerous choice.

The Secret Circle meets The Other Boleyn Girl in Witchstruck, the first book of the magical Tudor Witch trilogy.
Review: I fell in love with this cover, causing me to buy this book. Unfortunately I wasn't really impressed by it. I think the synopsis sounded intriguing but the story just didn't live up to it. Personally I just found the story to be boring until about 80-90% in. Then there was a smidge of excitement and then the book ended. It just wasn't what I thought it would be. I didn't really like the characters, they had no depth, they were just there to fill up space. I'm not really sure if I would recommend this book to anyone.

About this author

Victoria Lamb lives in a farmhouse on the wild fringes of Bodmin Moor with her husband, five kids, two cats and a crazed Irish Red Setter. She is addicted to social media, and on dark nights has been known to sneak out and howl at the moon.

Chat with Victoria on Twitter about books and nonsense. @VictoriaLamb1

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