24 Jul 2014

Book Review / Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton

Below is the description for book 1 in this series.  For a description of this book 2, please click on the Goodreads link in the below post.

London. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and killing witches.

Luke’s final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself. Luke knows that tonight will change his life forever. But when he picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, Luke has no idea that his task will be harder than he could ever imagine.

Published:     5th June 2014
Publisher:  Hodder
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series:  Book 2, Witch Finder
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   5 out of 5

My Review

What I loved about this story....
I am really loving this story so far.  Of course, as this is book 2 in a series there is a lot that I cannot go into in this review without spoiling the story.  In this book we have old characters and new characters both of which are really enjoyable to follow.  I definitely did see myself routing for certain characters in both good and bad ways lol!  

To pick one thing that I am absolutely loving about this series so far is the feel of history to the story.  You can read some books and you wouldn't even realise that you were reading a book that was based in the 1880s.  With this book, I could definitely feel the history in the story and in the air around me when I was reading.  I was completely immersed in this story from start to finish.  LOVED IT!

What I was not fond of with this story...
Being completely honest, there wasn't anything that I didn't like with this book and really could not say a bad thing about this series so far.  I can't wait for the next instalment...

About the Author
(from her website)

I was born and brought up in Sussex on the south coast of England, and I spent most of my childhood in the town of Lewes; a small town with a long history.

I  grew up on a reading diet of my mum’s classics (Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre), my dad’s sci-fi and fantasy books (A Wizard of Earthsea, Flowers for Algernon) and the Jilly Cooper novels passed around school at break time.

Now I live in North London in a house full of boys, and I work as a publicist in the day, and a writer by night.

I am the author of the Winter Trilogy (A Witch in Winter, A Witch in Love and A Witch Alone) and a new forthcoming series set in Victorian London, which starts with Witch Finder, due out in January 2014.

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