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Witchfall (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  327 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
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 dream
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Harlequin Teen (first published July 4th 2013)
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Cora Tea Party Princess
I'm kinda reading these in the wrong order... Random House approved this one before Witchstruck. And it doesn't even matter. In fact, it probably made me rate this better, because my god, is it well written.

Witchfall is very well written and if I hadn't already known it was the second in a series then I probably wouldn't have guessed, this book is SO well written. There are always hints to the past (the previous book) but it never overshadows the present, what's happening in this book.

There was
It's not often that I put books aside in the middle of reading them, but unfortunately, that's what happened with Witchfall. No, it wasn't a DNF. But I definitely did lose interest within the first 30% and put it aside for a few days. After I picked it back up, again, it took a while for me to really be able to get into the book- I just felt that, overall, nothing really seemed to engage me. I think the main problem with the book was that the pacing was completely off. The first half of the book ...more
Jul 18, 2013 Luna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uk-authors
I honestly can’t remember the last time I picked up book 2 in a trilogy/series straight after reading the first but 10 minutes after finishing Witchstruck I was already halfway through chapter 1.

Now at the court Meg has to be even more careful. Princess Elizabeth is being watched at every turn and Spanish Inquisition is just one of many things Meg has to contend with. The danger Meg is in comes across more in Witchfall, I was worried about her in the previous story but this time I was in an emot
Aug 01, 2013 C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: wow what a fabulous sequel to a magical novel. I was lucky enough to receive book one and book two from Random House for review and I am so pleased because I couldn't wait to start this sequel after having read the first book. I really don't normally like a lot of magic in books and mystical creatures such as witches but in this case, i can definitely make an exception. The first in this series introduces us to determined young witch meg and this book lets us get to know meg even further ...more
Jun 18, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, favorite
This book was as incredible as the first one. The History in this story is beyond fascinating and the magic and witchcraft brings this series to another level. It's amazing. The writing was beautiful. And it brought the world to life. Witch trials and witches in general have always fascinated me. Mag as a lead character is great. I love her personality. There was one seen though that really stuck out above the others. It was so well done it had me in tears. Lol. I couldn't put this book done. If ...more
Feb 20, 2014 Farrah rated it it was amazing
An absolutely brilliant sequel, Witchfall was an amazing read. I loved this book. It was thrilling, unpredictable, romantic, and left me wanting more. I adored book 1 in this series, and book 2 definitely didn't disappoint.

Meg grew into her powers more in this book. She was already a strong character in book 1 and, in this book, she proved it again several times over. She was tough, fiercely loyal, and determined to keep her mistress safe, no matter what cost to her. I liked her in book 1 and I
Apr 21, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
This review and more can be found on my blog, More Than One Page.

In this fast-paced sequel to Witchstruck, Meg Lytton is once again threatened from all sides: court remains dangerous with the Spanish Inquisition sniffing out would-be witches and torturing them, Queen Mary will do anything to sully Lady Elizabeth’s name, and Meg’s relationship with Alejandro has been condemned by the Spanish priests. Not to mention the mysterious dark spirits haunting Hampton Court and Meg’s visions of her old en
Apr 12, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it

"Well, you may not have noticed this, but I'm not very good at being good."

This is the second book in the Tudor Witch Trilogy, we pick up right where we left off from Witchstuck. Lady Elizabeth along with Meg Lytton and their spiritual advisor, Alejandro are installed in the treacherous court of Queen Mary and King Philip while the Queen awaits the birth of her child. The Spanish Inquisition is going strong and not even those at Court are safe. Meg and Alejandro must also keep their betrothal hi
Martha Dunlop
Apr 02, 2014 Martha Dunlop rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and read it in a day and a half. It was spooky and atmospheric, with a great storyline that didn’t falter and wonderful characters, continued from the first book, Witchstruck.

The main focus is on Meg, a born witch, working for a young Elizabeth I before she became Queen. Encouraged by Elizabeth, Meg works a spell with far reaching results and has to put her abilities to the test to bring order back to the world around her. This wonderful storyline is spooky and gripping, provi
(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 h
Beth Kemp
Nov 16, 2014 Beth Kemp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More Tudor Witch romance, intrigue and danger

If you enjoyed Witchstruck at all (as I definitely did), even the slightest bit, you must read Witchfall. Victoria Lamb has ramped things up for the second instalment of her YA Tudor Witch trilogy: more complexity to the romance, more shadowy danger to our beloved protagonist as well as more historical reference.

The settings in this novel are great and beautifully done. The politicised atmosphere at court and the more rustic country setting are both
Crys (The Hodgenator)
Lamb does not disappoint in this sequel. I was even more invested in Meg than ever—and my heart pumped harder in this novel than in the first.

We are thrust back into Tudor England when Mary is still on the throne and Princess Elizabeth is still her prisoner. Throughout the novel, I waited for the death of Mary. And waited. And waited. Because I knew that the solving of all of Meg’s troubles would happen with the crowning of Elizabeth.

But, there couldn’t be a third book if Lamb gave it to Elizab
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


A brilliant and an exotic sequel, Witchfall is a charmingly breathless read. Tudor England with all its royalties and the politics motifs, some thrilling, unpredictable with drama and you get this beauty of book..... And it gets even better than and after Witchstruck ended. If you loved the first book....... the I urge you..... do not give this book a miss..... you will regret it if you do that.

Meg and Alejandro...... Oh how I l
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
**I received this book for free via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Historical Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Witchfall, the sequel to Witchstruck, takes place in 1555 England. Meg Lytton, our supposed heroine, has some very powerful magical abilities but makes some really, really awful mistakes. Meg is still working for the outcast Princess Elizabeth Tudor as her servant. This time out instead of h
Aug 25, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: witches
This novel follows Megan as she accompanies Princess Elizabeth to court in London. Summoned by Queen Mary who is reportedly due to give birth at any time, Elizabeth finds herself even more of a prisoner than she was at Woodstock. But it isn't just events at court that are dangerous for them. The Inquisition suspects everyone and it's only a matter of time before they investigate Elizabeth's household.

I started this almost as soon as I had finished Witchstruck which I had loved! Meg is a great ch
Casey Ann Books
Nov 10, 2013 Casey Ann Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I devoured Witchstruck last May thanks to the lovely guys at Random House, I was truly sucked into this story and begging for more. It feels like I have been waiting a lifetime for the next instalment in Meg's tale as I read Witchstruck about two months before it's general release. Sometimes reading them early is NOT the best idea.
It's sooo good to have Meg and Alejandro back in my life, I feel like their friends of mine.
Witchfall is so much more intense and dark. Blanche Parry is not one of m
Witchfall is the sequel to Witchstruck, a re-imagining of life in the Tudor Court. In Witchstruck, Meg Lytton is a witch sent to impersonate one of Princess Elizabeth's ladies of waiting, as part of some mysterious scheme.

Now, in Witchfall, Elizabeth is under constant suspicion while her sister, Queen Mary, rules. Elizabeth continues to press Meg to use her witchcraft for her own benefit, despite the fact that exposure will lead to execution for them both. Meg misses her old life, when she was a
Emma Streets
Jun 13, 2014 Emma Streets rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so much it's even better than the first.
The characters are so fantastic i even enjoy the villain in the series.
The writing is sensational vitoria lamb has done such a good job at making this story believable and the use of real life historian royals was brilliant i love how its been incorporated to her book. I think its one of the reasons i love this book i love history and i love the time era and the tudor family and i have genuinley never read a book like this. Im just hooked
Sep 07, 2015 Monique rated it really liked it
I am enjoying this series because it combines two things I love - witchcraft and Tudor England - in an interesting blend of fantasy and historical fiction. Although it's published by Harlequin teen, the romance portion of the series has been fairly minimal. In fact, I really don't think the romance adds much to the story. What keeps my interest is the accurate portrayal of the barbarism that occurred during the Inquisition, and the strength exemplified by those practitioners of magick who were f ...more
Hannah Courtright
Meg Lytton should be in the clear. She just narrowly escaped Marcus Dent, the renowned witch hunter who accused her of witch craft. She is in love with a Spanish, novice Priest who loves her back. She has proven herself to be more powerful a witch than she ever thought she was. But, in 1555, Meg Lytton is not in the clear. No where near it. Still a maid to the Princess Elizabeth in a time of trouble, the Inquisition is now poking its nose in places it doesn’t belong. Meg’s secret betrothed can o ...more
Apr 29, 2014 Diayll rated it really liked it
Originally Reviewed By: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 4 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Ariel

Witchfall is the second novel in The Tudor Witch Trilogy by Victoria Lamb and I was so impressed! It would definitely be helpful to read the first book in the series before reading Witchfall but I haven’t read the first in the series, and I wasn’t confused so that’s good. It’s so wonderfully written, and the characters are great and I just loved it.

First of all, I love this time period
Mrs. Kenyon
Mar 16, 2014 Mrs. Kenyon rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-audiobooks
Meg Lytton knows she isn’t safe. After her aunt is burned as a witch and she is expectantly cleared as one, she is able to become a companion to the Princess Elizabeth. It is 1555 in Tudor England and Queen Mary is actively encouraging the Spanish Inquisition within England. Meg is having dreams about her own death and the fate of those near her. Although she wishes to keep her powers hidden, she must trust those closest to her in order to discover her full strength. Can she keep her secret betr ...more
Feb 20, 2014 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historic-fiction
Witchfall continues the series begun with Witchstruck, which I reviewed in August.

Meg Lytton, a young witch in service to Princess Elizabeth, has not only her mistress to worry about, but the additional threats of the Spanish Inquisition and her old enemy Marcus Dent.

When the fanatical Queen Mary calls Elizabeth back to court, the danger increases as Mary's false pregnancy goes on and on. When the ruse is finally ended, and it is obvious that there will be no birth, Elizabeth is once again remov
Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
Isn't that cover pretty? I love all the colors. The symbols in the back also remind me of something that Master Dee and Richard would be using during circling. Very good!

I'd like to thank Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for a copy of the book. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review which is coming up right now.

I gave this 4 triquetras only because it didn't quite meet my expectations. I loved the first in the series and I'm not sure if it's because it's been such a long time since
Erin Arkin
Mar 15, 2014 Erin Arkin rated it really liked it
Witchfall is book two in The Tudor Witch Trilogy and from the first page, pulls the reader back into Meg Lytton’s story. She is a maid to Princess Elizabeth and also happens to be a witch….during a period of time where it is definitely not safe to be one (or just identified as one).

Book one left off with Meg fighting off Marcus Dent and Alejandro proposing to Meg and things pick up shortly after the end of that book. Now that Elizabeth has been brought back to court with the King and Queen, the
Mar 18, 2014 Johanna rated it really liked it
*Please be aware that this review contains spoiler for the first book in the trilogy.*

Witchstruck was a very nice book and I was now eager to read the sequel. It didn't disappoint and was even a bit better than the first book. I enjoyed the overall development of the plot and characters and am looking forward to the last book.

Meg Lytton is still in the service of Elizabeth Tudor (soon-to-be Queen of England, as we all know) at the court of Queen Mary. With the Spanish King and his inquisition a
Anna Carolyn McCormally
Mar 25, 2014 Anna Carolyn McCormally rated it really liked it
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The Tudor Witch trilogy caught my eye immediately. At first I thought it was too good to be true! The Tudors? Magic? My two favorite things? Don’t mind if I do…

Witchfall, the sequel to Witchstruck, picks up with Meg Lytton, a self-assured witch who is also a maid for the disinherited Princess Elizabeth Tudor, in the court of Queen Mary. The Spanish Inquisition is on the hunt for Protestants, witchhunter Marcus Dent--whose affections Meg sc
May 04, 2014 Dalene rated it liked it
First off thank you to the publisher as well as NetGalley for providing me a review copy of Victoria Lamb's "Witchfall".

Let's start off with this amazing cover! The color is amazing and works so perfect together. Great job on the cover!

Now for the actual review of the book. I had some mix feelings about this book. The first book I loved and finished so quickly. This one I noticed that I was skimming more and just wanting to see how it ended. The story wasn't as interesting as before. Witchstruck
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
*I got Witchfall from in exchange for an honest and fair review.

I'm really enjoying this series! It's such a refreshing take on the time period, and I love reading about Meg and Alejandro. Witchfall is such a good continuation of the series, and it's such a good middle book!

Everything I loved about Witchstruck is why I loved Witchfall. I thought Meg's abilities in Witchfall were even more interesting in Witchfall, especially given some of the things that happen in the book. Like, M
Jan 15, 2015 Emmalee rated it really liked it
This series is really interesting. I have a slight interest in historical fiction books so the fact that this is a historical/paranormal was really intriguing for me. I also don't remember a ton about this book, but I know I liked it and I have the last book Witchrise sitting on my kindle waiting for me to read and review it. So be ready for that. 4 Stars
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Victoria Lamb lives in a farmhouse on the wild fringes of Bodmin Moor with her husband, five kids, two cats and a crazed Irish Red Setter. She is addicted to social media, and on dark nights has been known to sneak out and howl at the moon.

She also writes as Elizabeth Moss, Beth Good and Jane Holland, all listed on Goodreads.

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