Book Review: Witch Song by Amber Argyle

January 2, 2014 Uncategorized 0

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Witch Song by Amber ArgyleWitch Song by Amber Argyle
Series: Witch Song #1
Published by Starling Publishing on Published September 1st 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 305
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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The Witch Hunters have come for Brusenna, for she is the last. All the others have been captured by the Dark Witch. And without their magical songs to control nature, the world is dying.

Though young and untrained, Brusenna must succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the Dark Witch. Fight her. Defeat her. If Brusenna fails, there will be nothing left to save—for the Witches, for mankind, or for the young Guardian who has committed his life to protecting hers.

 

My Thoughts

This was a strange book for me. Normally I’m way into paranormal and witches but the way this was set up kind of threw me off. Not enough for me to stop reading but enough to creates a few hiccups.

First hiccup was how Senna learns. One second she only knows one song and the next she knows a ton of songs. It just seemed so easy for her. Maybe learning magic was easy for her but I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more of her training.

Second… I get that her mother had a reason for keeping her safe but then she puts her near a town where the people want to burn her? That’s not really safe now is it? As a mother I understand wanting to nurture and protect your child but I think Senna’s mother took this to another whole, entirely unwarranted level.

And then there was so many fights. Again it seemed a bit unwarranted. I felt like I was at the character arc already and I was only at 50%!! This made the book seem really long and made it a bit more difficult to get through and I really never did get a good feeling for Senna.

What I did enjoy, strangely enough, were the two enemies! Garg and Wardof were hilarious. I’m not entirely sure if they were intended to be, but they really made me feel like they were the comic relief in this entire thing!

All in all the plot was good albeit a bit slow for me. I enjoyed seeing the witches work and I’m curious where the story will head to next but I’m hoping things will change a bit with the plots.

The Author

About Amber Argyle

Amber Argyle is the author of Witch Song and Fairy Queen trilogies. She grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy. She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State University. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.

 

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