Review: Witchstruck

Oct •  1 •  2013

Reading books in this trying time has always fascinates me. I adore the richness of this world created and what it could bring to the reader.

Plot: This is a historical fiction with a bit of fantasy. A young lady named Meg is a witch and has to hide it. She is also under the advisement of a future queen Elizabeth who is facing political struggles as well. Each chapter fully engages the reader in the world, characters and different elements of fantasy. The intensity of how they live to extreme people, the astonishing weight of the overall story really brings me in deeper. I’m super excited to read the next book already.

Love: With all the drama surrounding political wars and family, I loved that this character has her moments as well. She meets this guy, Alejandro, who happens to be a Spanish priest in training. The moments that they get to have gives the story something more to look forward to. The ending of the book leaves me excited and anxious to see where this relationship will go.

Political: As I have mention before, this story does a great job in capturing friendships along with lots of political and power struggles. Even though Meg is dear friends with Elizabeth, Elizabeth herself is under pressure to act accordingly. Everything she does is under careful eye of her older sister and queen. Seeing how everything is dealt in court with vast proportions of emotions like anger and blame, the world is on Elizabeth’s shoulder. She must prove herself or cease everything that has to do with the throne. Talk about pressure!

An intriguing read that is faithful to the era, Witchstruck is an success. With amazing elements, it feels like you are actually in the story. A riveting story of love and magic, Witchstruck is awesome!

I give it 5 BITES!

5bites

Happy Reading!

7 Comments

  1. Jenny
    Oct 1, 2013

    Glad you enjoyed this one Savy, I haven’t read too many reviews for it yet and was waiting to see what people were saying before I added it to the list. The cover is just so pretty and colorful, I was hoping the story matched it:)

  2. Wendy Darling
    Oct 1, 2013

    Whoa, how have I not heard about this book?! I really enjoy books about witches, and having a historical spin on it sounds pretty intriguing. Thanks for the heads up on this series, Savy!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  3. I love those kind of stories where you are just immersed in the world and really feel as if you were there! Oh you got me wanting to read this one!!!

  4. Giselle
    Oct 1, 2013

    Not sure about the political stuff but I do like when it has strong friendships and bonds. I also really enjoy books about witches they’re my favorite paranormal books! Great review, Savvy!

  5. Candace
    Oct 1, 2013

    I just bought this one! I love witch stories so this one has been on my wishlist. I’m so happy to see your wonderful review, I can’t wait to read it!

  6. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Oct 2, 2013

    I need to read this because I love witch books! I didn’t realize it was a historical/fantasy combo. Cool!

  7. I love witchy stories! Especially during this time of year. I know I told you on twitter but I just feel like I need to say it again, I LOVE your Halloween theme! I really like that there is a political subplot going on here and it’s not just your typical witch girl drama. I wish I had requested this back when it was available on NetGalley. Great review. Will be checking this out from the library hopefully soon!