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Witch Born (Witch Song #2)

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  905 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews
Brusenna thought it was finished. She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong. She was wrong. Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. Some things can't be saved. A new threat merges with the old as the Witches' dark histo ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published September 5th 2012 by Starling Publishing (first published August 10th 2012)
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Amber Argyle
Mar 13, 2013 Amber Argyle rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Writing Witch Born took more than I thought I had to give. It's the end of Brusenna's journey (which started with Witch Song), and I'm not sure how to say goodbye. I've been wandering the house, glassy-eyed and lost for days now.

It consumed so much of my life, and now it's over.

But that's the beauty of being an author (insert evil laugh). It's not over unless I want it to be. I'll be writing a prequel about a minor character's life. After you read Witch Born, you'll know which one.

Perhaps the
Jul 04, 2012 Giselle marked it as to-read
How gorgeous is THIS!!
Amber Argyle has, without a doubt, become a firm favourite of mine. Her writing is amazing and her attention to detail is phenomenal. She has never failed to grab me right from the start and take me on a magical, often times tragical, journey. Every one of her books has been action packed and intense. They have caused me to cry, to gasp, to shout out and to have a book hangover! This one is no different.

May contain spoilers for book 1!!

Brusenna is once again in a fight for her life. She thought
Mar 01, 2016 Obsidian rated it liked it
I read Ms. Argyle's Witch Song novel more than a year ago and I really liked it. Her world of witches and Guardians was very exciting and I loved the thought of witches having power through their songs. There were some pacing issues that I didn't care for and a whole secondary plot that would have been more suited in a sequel since in my opinion it made the first book overly long. However, I still really liked the novel and was pleased to see that there was another novel about the world of witch ...more
Deea (Andreea)
Sep 15, 2012 Deea (Andreea) rated it it was amazing
O.M.G. If Witch Song was amazing, Witch Born was downright mind-blowing! Usually, I'm not one to dwell on the ending of a series; if the characters get their closure and/or their HEA, I'm OK with it and I move on; this time though, I really, really feel like stalking Amber Argyle and begging her to write more books in this world. I didn't want the story to end!!! *sob*

If you loved Witch Song, but you're worried that Witch Born might have some second-book-in-a-series-syndrome symptoms... Do. Not.
Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
Starting this, I was wary this was going to be unsatisfying.

Well, this was unsatisfying.

I wasn't satisfied.

The main character didn't satisfy me.

The love interest wasn't satisfying.

The world building wasn't satisfying.

The character development wasn't satisfying.

Did I mention I was unsatisfied?

Because I'm unsatisfied.

I was also unsatisfied about finishing this.

To be satisfied, I will be continuing this trilogy.

Are you satisfied?

I'm not.

Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Witch Born is book two in the Witch Song series, and the last one centered around Brusenna. Senna has defeated the Dark Witch and saved Haven, but something else is beginning and she’s becoming more powerful as time goes on. It was a real treat to be able to finally get back into the world of Witches and elements, and in a different format!

There may be spoilers for book one below this!

I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t remember all that happened in the first book since it’s been awhile, but I f
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Dec 05, 2013 Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites, review
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The Dark Witch has been defeated and Senna is engaged to the man she loves, everything should be perfect, but it is not. Haven is not the paradise she thought it would be, Tarten is still suffering from the witches curse and there is a new threat that could destroy everything Senna holds dear.

Witch Born is a brilliant sequel which has lots of twists and turns and is much more unpredictable than Witch Song. Also thi
Deborah Andreasen
Sep 06, 2012 Deborah Andreasen rated it really liked it
Second books in a series are always tricky. The first can be a home run, and the second has such high standards to meet that, on its own its good, but as part of the series its a stinker. Or, the first can be just average, nothing great, and the subsequent books get better and better. The trick is then luring readers into being interested.

Witch Born was kind of a mix of the two. Witch Song (book 1) was excellent, and Witch Born was equally awesome. We see Senna as a stronger character in a lot o
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
Eep!!! I was given the eARC by the author herself... And was asked to post a review by September 5. And well, I just finished it today. Cause I said to myself that I still have time. Apparently, not true. For starters, I fell in love with the cover. It's so pretty!!!

In all honesty, when I started reading this second AND last book of this series, I can't even remember what happened in first book. Please don't kill me. I read it a long time ago, like last year. So you can't really blame me if my
Aug 19, 2015 Elli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting and innovative story. Great entertaining!

In the second book of the Witch Song Series the protagonist Brusenna has much character what I have missed in the first the book. Furthermore, there was much more profoundness in the whole plot and sometimes I had really stopped reading and thinking about the difficult situations the characters had to handle.

I really like the unpredictability of the story and felt really entertained.
The end was well-rounded, so I have no idea what will come in th
Jul 01, 2015 Yunnu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
OMG!!!! THis was soo GOOOD!! If I loved the first one, I loved this moreee! It was such an intense reading. I had too many feelings while reading this: I wanted to hit something, then I wanted to cry, then I wanted to scream at some characters... The only thhing I can say right now is that this was amazing! I loved this! Book 1 and 2 are now one of my favorites.

I must say I really loved Sennna's development as a character. She was brave and fearless in the first book an this one she was strong
Jess Swann
Apr 21, 2015 Jess Swann rated it liked it
Après un premier tome qui m'avait tout de même laissée sur ma faim, j'ai beaucoup apprécié ce second volet qui, après une première moitié un peu répétitive accélère enfin le rythme. J'ai particulièrement aimé le personnage de Cord, le nouveau "Protecteur" de Senna ainsi que la version moins "toute belle toute rose" des sorcières : loin de l'idée gentillette des femmes proches de la nature et blablabla du premier tome, on se rend compte avec cet opus qu'elles ne sont pas si bonnes qu'elles le pré ...more
Shannon Cooley
Mar 04, 2014 Shannon Cooley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
This book built well on the world of the last one, and I like how it turned a lot of expectations from the last one upside-down.

Really, though, for me this book would get 5 stars just for one moment in the middle of the book where the voice in my head was screaming and wanting to jump into the book and throttle someone. It's been awhile since I've been invested enough in a book to feel a physical reaction, but with this one I could feel my heart speeding up, and I was genuinely horrified at wha
Jan 17, 2016 Lilmissmolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the Audible version of Witch Born, the second book in the Witch Song series by Amber Argyle. Witch Born picks up soon after the events in the first book, so to better understand the story and characters, you really need to start with Witch Song. As with the change of Brusenna’s name to Senna, this is a story of “new beginnings.” After saving her fellow witches from imprisonment and death, Senna struggles with the heirechy of the community she now lives in because many of the elders ...more
Monia Sommer
Feb 20, 2015 Monia Sommer rated it really liked it
J'avais eu un gros coup de cœur pour le premier tome de cette série. J'étais donc très impatiente de lire « Witch Born » et je dois dire que je n'ai pas été déçue !

Nous retrouvons donc Senna qui vit désormais au Refuge, entourée de toutes les sorcières qu'elle a sauvées, et de sa mère. Pourtant, rien ne se passe comme elle le voudrait. Elle doit travailler dur pour mériter sa place parmi elles, malgré tout ce qu'elle a déjà accompli. Et les règles sont très strictes. Les hommes sont interdits su
Jan 22, 2014 Leeanna rated it liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog,


WITCH BORN, the second book of the Witch Song series, picks up where WITCH SONG ended. Senna is now at Haven, learning all about her Witch abilities, but life isn’t happily ever after. She’s separated from Joshin, her Guardian, because the Witches don’t approve of their relationship. Senna’s powers are also increasing, and when she discovers a huge secret, she’ll stop at nothing to set right the wrongs of the past.

One of my minor quibbles
E.M. MacCallum
Oct 15, 2014 E.M. MacCallum rated it really liked it
I’ll admit, I was excited to start this book only to find it to be very slow in the beginning but then something happened. Half way through a twist in the plot made me pause. I re-read the twist, having not seen it coming and realized that this story just went from “hard to get through” to “holy crap, what the H will happen now?!”

Senna has few faults magically and is a bit overpowered. This was a bit frustrating as I found myself wishing Mistin was the main character. That girl was far more inte
Christina  Torretta
Jan 06, 2014 Christina Torretta rated it really liked it
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I felt like the second really picked up from the first. There was so much that I was disgruntled about in Witch Song and then I start Witch Born and viola! Answers!!

I can't say too much without spoilers but what I can say is this:

Firstly, the characters seem a lot more advanced. I really got into Senna and could understand her motivations more. Joshen is still around and Reden is as well. Reden is definitely one of my favorite guys. He's just so lovable. The
Jan 11, 2014 Alice rated it it was amazing
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Stars : 5

Well, to start, by the fact that after the vampires , witches are my favorite ! That was one of the factors that made reading this saga , another could be the title Witch Song . And finally, I wanted to read some fantasy , paranormal and more. Witches never go out of fashion rather as all magical and mysterious being : is renewed.

I'm happy when I'm watching the evolution of writing and narrative in a saga. It will be so cool gradually , starting slowly like a song and when you are in th
J.P. McLean
Apr 21, 2014 J.P. McLean rated it really liked it
Twists & Turns Nicely

In this second book of the Witch Song series, Amber Argyle continues the story of Senna and her young guardian and love interest, Josen. I enjoyed the witch lore that Argyle crafted in the first book and she has built on that and expanded it in this sequel. She has also written a full and interesting cast of characters and her descriptions of setting paint a lush picture. The plot twists and turns nicely and Argyle doesn’t pull her punches when it comes to physical confr
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

The Witches of Haven have a crisis. Strangers are invading the island to kidnap Senna, there is a traitor amongst them and their enemies are gathering. Senna wants to remove the curse which is crippling Tarten which brings her into dispute with the Heads, who know her destiny and refuse to give her the information she needs.

We rejoin the story with the witches all safely on Haven, planning their next move. Senn
Jul 18, 2014 Sanika rated it it was ok
This one annoyed me more but since I had to finish the story I read it. Where to start.... Coven 1 does not know about the existence of Coven 2. Coven 2 goes and befriends the enemies to destroy Coven 1. Well, the plot was typical.Once a war hero in the previous book,Brusenna is belittled and then she goes on and saves the world again..... The most irritating part was introducing CORD to create a love triangle... Most of the characters like Sacra, Drenelle, Joshen and Arianis were annoying but t ...more
Mandy Magill
Mar 21, 2014 Mandy Magill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Book 2 in the Witch Song series.

Senna has begun to notice that she is picking up on songs that others can't detect. Songs that are much more powerful than she ever knew or was taught about while in Haven. As she begins to show this new level of power, the Heads of the witches are beginning to become afraid of her and won't trust her. Senna doesn't understand why they are acting this way and she can't get any answers, so she begins to search on her own with the help of her friend Mistin. As time
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Mar 13, 2016 Les Chroniques Aléatoires rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Nouveau tome de cette série qui me touche en plein coeur. J’ai adoré malgré un petit bémol. On retrouve Senna dans une nouvelle aventure des plus dangereuses qu’il soit. Après avoir été touchée par les Créatrices, la vie de Senna a changé littéralement. Elle est passée de simple sorcière à presque divinité. Elle est devenue plus mature, plus responsable, plus réfléchie. Elle fait passer le bonheur des autres avant le sien, ce qui va lui poser pas mal de soucis.

Les actions qu’on trouvait dans le
Megan  Nicole
Jan 19, 2014 Megan Nicole rated it really liked it
This review first appeared Books i View. I recieved a copy of this book for an honest review.

Witch Born is the second book in the Witch Song series by Amber Argyle. I was excited to start this book because I loved Witch Song and I loved Argyle’s unique take on Witches. It was such an adventurous tale and left me wanting more!

After defeating the Dark Witch, Brusenna is a lot smarter and stronger than ever before. Even though she is on a island full of witches she still finds herself to be the out
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Sep 05, 2012 Aimee (Getting Your Read On) rated it it was amazing
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to be able to read this book. (think happy dance, happy.) I really enjoyed the first book, Witch Song, and I've been waiting for this second book.

As much as I enjoyed Witch Song, this book, Witch Born completely blew me out of the water. I LOVED it. Honest to goodness, love. The writing is beautiful and it put all kinds of gorgeous pictures in my mind. The cover of this book is just perfect for one of the best most beautiful scenes in the book. W
Sep 05, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it
I have to say first that I love this cover! It's also perfect for this second and final book in Brusenna's adventure, the first book being Witch Song. I enjoyed both stories.

In this story Senna is maturing and asking questions the others will not answer. Senna is done with being an outcast, scared and not understanding her true nature. She's changing since we last left her and some of the head witches know some of the answers to a few of her questions. She finds unlikely allies and lots of betra
Jan 13, 2014 Corina rated it liked it
Witch Born

First things first, the cover of Witch Born by Amber Argyle, the second book in the Witch Song series is gorgeous!

And full throttle onto my thoughts. Witch Born took the history of the witch’s to a whole other level and definitely raised the stakes in the book. Argyle did an amazing job of building that history and having Brusenna slowly discover what the witches were keeping from her and how it all fit together.

The plot is solid, fast paced, and interesting. The problem is some things
Levina  C.
Sep 15, 2012 Levina C. rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, novels
I'm not really sure why I read this. Given my less-than-favourable and rather facetious review of the first book, you'd think I'd skip the sequel. But I had a moment of weakness and wanted to retreat into a familiar fictional world, and I'd heard that this had just been released, so I picked it up.

Well, first of all, it's absolutely true what other reviewers (Deborah Andreason, I'm looking at you) have said about needing to have the previous book fresh in your mind when you read this one. I've
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