Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Witch Song by Amber Argyle

Witch Song
by Amber Argyle
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781936850167
Source: From Publisher

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The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save. (Goodreads)
I love witch stories. I just can’t get enough of them. So I was so very excited to be able to review Witch Song. The book sounded absolutely amazing, and the cover was just gorgeous. I am happy to say, the book did not disappoint!

The main character in the story is Brusenna, or Senna, as she goes by later in the book. Senna is a witch, who has barely knows any witchery; thanks to her very protective mother. When all the other witches in the land are captured by the Dark Witch, it’s up to Senna to free them all. I found Senna to be a likable character. She did frustrate me at times, which is totally expected, considering how sheltered she was. By the end of the book, she had really grown into a more mature character. I would have loved for the book to keep going, so that we could see her grow even more.

The character I really loved was Joshen. From the beginning, he was just a great, great guy. He’s very dependable and protective. When Senna was not pushing him away, they have a wonderful relationship, which moved at just the right speed. (Not too fast, but not too slow either.) I also really enjoyed most of the secondary characters, mostly Captain Parknel and General Reden. The witches were quite interesting as well, especially Sacra and Coyel.

The book was very well paced, and the storyline was very engrossing. This was really like no other witch story I have ever read, and I found it to be quite interesting. I loved reading the ‘songs’ that the witches sang, as well.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a breath of fresh air! I think Ms. Argyle did a pretty awesome job on her debut novel!

Happy Reading!

16 comments:

  1. I love witch stories too! There aren't enough in YA, I don't think! Definitely like the sound of this one - good to hear it's well paced and engaging. Great review! Glad you enjoyed it :).

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  2. I haven't read too many witch stories so I need to pick this one up! Good to know that even though Senna was frustrating at times you liked her overall. Thanks for the lovely review Christy!

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  3. I can't wait to read this book! I have been excited about this one since I first saw it. Glad it read it is so fabulous.

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  4. I'm not one for witch stories, I guess because I haven't read many I really liked, but Joshen sounds incredible. I may have to check this one out just for him. :)

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  5. This sounds really good. I like that the relationship goes at just the right pace. Sounds like good, engrossing read that kept your intrest. Great review.

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  6. Can't wait to read this one. I'm glad to see that you liked it! Awesome review, as usual. :-)

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  7. This sounds really good! I'll have to check it out. I'm curious what their witch powers were.

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  8. Great review, I love the cover of this book and the blurb, it sounds really good.

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

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  9. Great review! I cannot wait to read this one when it comes out over here!! :D

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  10. Witch stories intrigue me. I agree that there aren't enough.

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  11. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one, Christy. While I've seen the cover around, yours is the first review I've actually read. Adding this to my wishlist now! Thanks :)

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  12. Ooh, I love witch stories too and this one sounds great! Haven't heard of it before but I think I'll have to check it out. :)
    Mary @ BookSwarm

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  13. This one looks pretty unique! Joshen sounds like a great character! :)

    Thanks for the review!!

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  14. I have this waiting to be read, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. I've loved all the witch-related books I've read and I'm excited to dive into this one. Thanks for the review! :D

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  15. I'm so happy you liked this one! A friend is sending it to me to read...I can't wait to get it now! I'm happy it's unique!

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