Thursday, 27 March 2014

Witchfall (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #2) by Victoria Lamb

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Netgalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Her darkest dreams are coming true...

In Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful her magick gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her mistress, the outcast Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in the court of Elizabeth's fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless priests slowly tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent.

Even as Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance, something evil arises, impervious to Meg's spells and hungry to control England's fate. As Meg desperately tries to keep her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to strike, Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice.

Witchfall by Victoria Lamb

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Witchfall(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Netgalley.)
Meg has survived to practice witch-craft another day, but unfortunately her scrying reveals that Witch-hunter Marcus Dent still has it in for her.
Meanwhile the Queen remains in bed with child, and a dark shadow is seen floating near the ceiling in the dining hall.
What is wrong with the Queen? Who or what is this dark shadow? And will Marcus Dent succeed in removing Meg’s head once and for all?

This was an okay story, but had a few too many dull moments for me.

I felt frustrated for Meg in this book, because she had so much power, but because of the witch-hunters was rendered totally powerless. To know that you should be able to do something about something, but to be unable to for fear of being outed as a witch must be really frustrating.

The storyline was okay, but it did drag at times for me. It did take me a while to get into the story, and I found some of the history-lesson type stuff a little stale.
We did get some action a bit later in the book, which I certainly appreciated, but again the book did then have its slow moments.
We did get some romance, although not a lot, and it was touch and go at times how successful this romance was going to be.
The ending was okay, and was a bit more exciting than the rest of the book, but it didn’t 100% save this book for me.
Overall; okay sequel, but had it’s dull moments.
6.25 out of 10.

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