You don't know what you must give up to become a witch.
Roe wants only to claim her birthright as the witch of Prince Island
and to make the charms that have kept the island's sailors safe at sea
for generations, but instead she is held prisoner by her mother in a
magic-free life of proper manners and respectability.
thinks escape is just a matter of time, but when she has a harrowing
nightmare, she can see what it means: She will be killed. She will be
murdered. And she's never been wrong before.
Desperate to change
her future, Avery finds a surprising ally in Tane—a tattooed harpoon boy
with magic of his own, who moves her in ways she never expected. But as
time runs out to unlock her magic and save herself, Avery discovers
that becoming a witch requires unimaginable sacrifice.
walks the knife's edge between choice and destiny in Kendall Kulper's
sweeping debut: the story of one girl's fight to survive the rising
storm of first love and family secrets.
Published: 4th September 2014
Publisher: Orchard Books
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 1,
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Review: 3 out of 5
What I loved about this story...
What I loved the most about this story was the history of the island and the history of the Roe witches. I liked the fact that there is one 'main' Roe witch and when the time is right its the daughter who takes over next. I liked the fact that in this story it is the witch who 'holds all the cards' in the island and controls a lot of aspects of the island. Most stories that I have read with witches in it they are usually the victim and are being hunted so it was nice to see witches in a different light with this book...
What I was not fond of with this story...
For me, this book was very slow paced and I had a hard time keeping my concentration on this story because of that. There was also a particular character (Avery's mother) that I really took a dislike to for the entirety of the story and whenever she was part of the story I really got annoyed with her views and how she tries to control Avery.
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