Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Witch in Winter

Review Time! This one's been sitting on my shelf for a while now and after receiving the sequel for review a couple of weeks ago - I couldn't think of a better time to read A Witch in Winter! I absolutely adore witchy YA reads and if you do too then you should definitely purchase a copy of A Witch in Winter from - The Book Depository | Fishpond | The Nile | Booktopia! Thanks to Hachette for the review copy! :)

(Goodreads) Anna Winterson doesn't know she's a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power. When Anna meets Seth, she is smitten, but when she enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her – but if it is her magic that's controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain.

The Short Story ? - A delightful read with a fresh take on paranormal romance! A Witch in Winter's small seaside town setting is perfect for the eerily beautiful story that Warburton has written! Fantastic characters including a adorably sweet protagonist and a gorgeous boy with a english accent! A Witch in Winter is definitely not one to be missed if you're a fan for witchcraft, the english scenery and a romance like no other, this one is for you! :)

The Long Story ? - A Witch in Winter is one of those books that you can easily slip into and lose track of time. One of my favourite things about this novel was the setting, the little town of Winter has this memorising quality about it. The way I picture it - it's a tiny town, dark, eerie and quiet. The perfect setting for a witchy paranormal! Another thing I loved was the romance tagline, for Anna and Seth it wasn't love at first sight, it was love at first love potion! I love that Anna accidentally bewitched Seth and how their fake romances eventually turned into a real one! I love the mystery behind Anna's witch heritage. I really enjoyed the majority of the plot but I thought the ending was a little too timid? I would have thought the "final battle" would have been bigger? Perhaps longer? I don't know! Overall, it was still one of the better paranormal reads I've read this year!

The characterisation was well done! Anna is a very done-to-earth and easily likeable girl! She's nice, sweet and funny! Normally I wouldn't buy the whole nice girl and most popular guy ever romance but it kinda works with A Witch in Winter because it all started out as a accidental bewitching! Seth is extremely likeable and not just because he's good-looking and speaks in a english accent but he's love for Anna really comes through as the novel progresses and I thought it was extremely sweet how much in love they are! I also really liked Abe ( who I thought was totally badass) and Emmeline who might be a little socially awkward but is a loyal friend and a great witch!

A Witch in Winter is definitely a novel work checking out! With all the paranormal romances out there featuring vampire this and werewolf that, it's good to go back to basics where magic WAS the paranormal! I'm so lucky to have acquired a copy for the sequel because I can't wait to see what happens next! Beautifully written, great plot, fantastic romance and the town of Winter is just magical! :)

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Badass Bookie xx


  1. YAY! Finally you read. And you love. BRODIE HAPPY.

    YES! "love at first love-potion" - that's something I can totally get behind, as opposed to insta-love. And like you said, even though it begins as a fake love, they actually grow to love each other in a genuine way... even though they question it! Totally with you on the setting too, it felt so rich and we NEED more YA books set in Britain!

    Awesome review, you badass freak! <3

    P.S HAHA. I just noticed your blogger bio on the right hand side :P

  2. This book sounds good! I'm now intrigued by the story, thanks to your review! :) Have to read the book once I manage to get my hands on it. Can't wait to read about the setting!

  3. I've been wanting to read this one for awhile. I keep staring at it on The Book Depository. After reading your review I'm definitely going to have to break down and buy it. :)

  4. oohhh using her power's for her own gain. I've been really interested in stories about witches, vampires, and werewolves lately!