Thursday, 23 July 2015

Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Hachette Children's Books and NetGalley.
Witch Hunter
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Witches, watch out... Half Bad meets Kill Bill in this incredible new supernatural series.

Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practice it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning.

When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him.

As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate... and life and death.

The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.

Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Witch Hunter(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Hachette Children's Books and NetGalley.)

“She’s a witch,” he says. “I can’t let her go.”

This wasn’t a terrible story, but I did lose interest.

I felt quite sorry for Elizabeth at the start of this book, admittedly she was in the business of getting people killed by outing them as witches, but the way she was labelled a witch through little fault of her own seemed unfair. Although maybe it was just karma.

“A witch?” I shriek the word as if I’ve never heard it before. “I’m not a witch!”

The storyline in this was about Elizabeth working as a witch hunter, and then being accused of being a witch, and the events that led on from there. I thought the story was alright at the beginning, although it did remind me of Monty Python at one point with the ‘burn the witch!’ talk!

“You. Had. Herbs.” His words are a growl; they may as well be a shout. “Witches’ herbs. As far as I’m concerned, that makes you a witch.”

The story just seemed to go downhill from there though, and the slow pace irritated me, I got confused at points, and I ultimately ended up bored.

The ending was okay, although I wasn’t happy with one of the deaths. Overall though, I didn’t really enjoy this one much. I do like Monty Pyton though ☺

6 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy this book that much. I can't wait for the next book though, see how the story goes on.