(This review was originally published on helenesworldofbooks.blogspot.com
This second book in the Winter Trilogy is even better than the first. I just couldn't put it down and most of the book I read in one sitting.
It takes place six months after the ending of A Witch in Winter. Anna is in a happy relationship with Seth, but she still can't believe he truly loves her. And there is her uncontrollable power. She still wants to know where her magic comes from, but her father is as closed as ever on the subject of her lost mother. But everything turns around when Anna starts receiving creepy threats from an outwith enemy.
In my review of the first book I told you what an amazing writing style Ruth Warburton has and that hasn't changed. I would say it got even better! A very important thing for me, it can really ruin a book.
But also the story is so good. It's full of tension. The relationship between Anna and Seth is on edge at some point, because she can't let go of the fact she bewitched him at first and she's still not sure if the spell is broken. But also the threats from the outwith enemy is so strong. Especially when Anna thinks them as less dangerous than the Ealwitan and other witches, you just know she's in even graver danger. You'll have a hard time putting this down.
I love Anna. She goes for what she wants, but she isn't a stupid heroine who goes running off to all sorts of dangers. Danger just finds her, but she has a great way of getting herself out of it, with or without help from others. She still is getting to know her powers and I absolutely can't wait to read the next book, A Witch Alone, and find out more. I just read the synopsis and it sounds amazing!