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High Witch

(High Witch #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  614 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Brayden dreams for thirty nights, tortured by the vision of a beautiful woman. When Ariel Williams walks into his inn, he sees that she's the one he's been obsessed with in his night time journeys. But Ariel is fleeing an arranged marriage and keeps shyly to herself, until the worst happens and by mistake she casts a spell on a guest. Brayden works with Ariel to help her c ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published December 2nd 2012 by Createspace (first published November 4th 2012)
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Pearl Angeli
3 Stars

Mixed feelings. I really loved the premise of this novella but I was expecting something different. I thought it would be more on the fantasy and supernatural side than romance.

High Witch, the first installment of High Witch series, was actually short (87 pages). It's about a guy named Brayden who has been dreaming about a mysterious girl for a very long time. He fell in love with that girl even though he only saw her in his dreams. When he unexpectedly met her in flesh one day, he eventu
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
*An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the writer and the publisher for the opportunity to read this.*

High Witch was okay, but I don't recommend it. I feel like there are better stories out there that can fit the bill if you're in the mood for a good fantasy romance read.

Oh, shit. That was kind of harsh, I know. But before you call me a cold-hearted harpy, you should know that I really, really, really wanted to like this book. I've always had a soft spot for indie write
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

I haven't read too many books with witches but I am quite interested in reading some of them. I had High Witch by Mona Hanna on my wishlist and, after reading it, I can only say that it was different from what I've expected it to be but I really liked it!

Tseddy also wanted to inspect this book so I had to please him by also including him in a picture! Nosy Tseddy! This copy of High Witch also has the autograph of the author whom I thank again very much!! It is really awesome!

The story
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Brayden has been having dreams of a girl that he knows he's in love with for a month straight. When Ariel checks into the inn that Brayden works in he is sure that she is the girl from his dreams. Brayden soon finds that Ariel is a witch but she doesn't know anything about using her powers. Brayden offers to help since his mother is a witch too but when Ariel tries to practice Brayden discovers she's what is known as a high witch in which only three exist in the world at any one time and are the ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
High Witch!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
Oh man, I wanted to love this book so much. Cause it's fantasy, it has witches and it's super short but no, it didn't do anything for me. I didn't hate it, though.
Overall I really loved the idea of the book. That there are these high witches who are the most powerful. I also really loved the idea behind the bad guy, cause powerful things always need a big bad guy, who wants to use it for himself, to make himself better. S
Jan 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Disclaimer: I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sadly 'High Witch' was not really my cup of tea. It had an interesting premise; foreboding dreams, fated love and new powers. However despite this being a novella, and even predicting that this would be a case of insta-love; everything felt too rushed. Ariel learnt her new powers in a matter of days, going from completely incapable to super heroine within a few pages.

After the initial meeting where Ariel - not exac
Lora Milton
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
By the time I got a couple of Kindle pages in, I worked out that I'd walked into a YA Romance, but the writing was reasonably good so I persevered. Then a line of internal dialogue gave me a hint that there was something original about it and my interest increased. Also it's from the boy's point of view, which is less common.

It's a fairly simple story with a few clichés, most notably the boy protecting the girl when she's an all-powerful witch. It's a sweet story, but at times too sweet. I imagi
Naty ♥
Date I started it: 12/20
Date I finished it: 12/20
Genre: Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
Overall: Great book, fast paced and easy to read.
Stars: 5 out of 5

“You’ll see,” she whispered. “Love will win. Somehow, love will win. Trust me. I believe it with all of my heart.”

High Witch is a Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance Novella with a really interesting plot. It’s about Ariel a very powerful witch who doesn’t know that her kind of power is unique, there are only 3 witches in the world at a tim
Rebecca McNutt
High Witch was an interesting look at romance and forced marriage, with fantasy and magic surrounding the two main characters. I liked it but some of the writing was a little odd and there were several typos.
Originally posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

2.5 Stars

I don’t usually read novellas. I find them to be too short and they usually don’t have the meat I search for in a story. When I read the official synopsis for Mona Hanna’s “High Witch,” I decided to make an exception. I’m glad I did. The story follows Ariel and Brayden, two people in their twenties, who meet and fall in love. Unlike many love stories, falling in love is the easy part for this couple. Ariel is a High Witch, maki
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Brayden works at an inn and has been having dreams about a young woman. He has been having these dreams every single night for the last thirty days. For the last thirty nights he has woken up during the middle of the night because of the dreams. In his dreams he is kissing this woman and she keeps telling him to find her. The human body can only take so much from stress and from waking up every night before it starts to ha
Amanda Richards
3-3.5 Stars

This was quite the quixotic love story.

I won this book through LibraryThing's member giveaways. Yay for free books!

It was a very short read as I finished it in about two hours (if that).


High Witch is a story about a young couple who first find each other through mysterious circumstances and love at first sight ensues.

Brayden, a young man who works at the local INN, has been having a recurring dream for the past 30 days. A beautiful young woman is kissing him and telling him
Crystal Marie
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars from me!

This book had its good aspects, but it also had its bad. While I didn’t completely love this story, I think that the story line was a very good idea. I just think that it could have been expended upon better. There wasn’t that much that changed in the different character’s aspects.

The characters didn’t seem to be completely developed to me, and that lead for it to be a hard read. I couldn’t seem to connect with them. While I felt bad for Ariel’s character at times, to be hav
Wandering Reader
I was highly disappointed with this book. The storyline could have been great (the only reason it's not a 1 star review) but it felt like it was written by a high school student. And not the Christopher Paolini kind! The reader was dropped into the middle of the story, background information was almost an afterthought, the same phrases were used over and over and over, there wasn't much "feeling" between the two characters (believable feelings anyway)...

I can sum up just about the whole book in
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hanna employs very vivid descriptions, while still maintaining an extremely realistic feel to her work. She is very good at laying out the concepts behind and within the story without breaking the flow of the action, and this novella does have a fair bit of that. As a whole, her writing style draws you in very easily. You find yourself wandering along with the characters without even realising it was happening.

The main characters have been developed enough to carry the storyline. The minor chara
Freda Mans-Labianca
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Not at all what I expected.
I thought this would be a story all about a High Witch, and it was, but it was mostly a romance novel.
The relationship and romance between Ariel and Brayden is sweet. Keep in mind Ariel is the High Witch, so it also has its' share of adventure along the way too.
I really liked the unpredictable ending. Not at all what I anticipated, but that was good.
Lots fo paranormal romance fans will think this is a solid read. It is good, just not great.
Maybe with the second book, W
Kimberley doruyter
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
this book is really good, i'm glad i won the second one in a giveaway because i do want to read it.
i think i could have read it faster then i did, because it's really tiny.
there was a little to much kissing for me, but the magic part was good.
so was the story it self.
recommended for all those how love story's about magic.
K.K. Summer
Sep 01, 2015 rated it liked it
it was a sweet and cute story about witches and what true love can accomplish - but nothing more. So I must say I am a little disappointed but either way it was a cute story but there was no background really so I missed that .. but I really enjoyed this book: it was perfect for an inbetween story :)
Jirinka (sony08)
Jun 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
Unfortunately this really was not for me. I was looking forward to reading a bit of fantasy but this book completely misses the mark.

The story doesn't go anywhere and the characters are extremely bland and unrealistic.

This is a forgettable book for me and I won't be reading the other books in the series.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for this honest review.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Nicole Dunton
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brayden finds his dreams being overtaken by a girl who feels so real to him that he's distracted and sleep deprived obsessing over her. Then, the very girl from his dreams steps into the inn he works in. He discovers that not only is she special, but she is a High Witch! Can they keep her from having to take the test that most High Witches fail or is she doomed to the same fate as all the High Witches before her?

This book was intensely magical. I adored it. Due to my busy schedule, it took me a
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Written with a softly beautiful descriptive quality, at first we sense we have not waken up from Braden's dreams. Yet once Ariel arrives upon the scene her fidgiting can be felt each time we encounter her. Set in a time of magic, yet a time when it is not universally accepted, Braden can't get this girl out of his head and will do anything to be by her side, if only to help her learn how to control her magic. Can he resist falling in love?

Ariel is young and naive, with a gentle sweetness about h
Mikayla Swan
High Witch

Good novella, it was a quick read. Everything is the story happened fast, and it was just that way. There is a test that high witches take that can turn them evil or to dark magic. Not much is known about high witches and that’s just how it was. The characters fell in love fast but what do you expect for a novella, right?
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Little Read

A quick story to top up your kindle with. Enchanting characters lure you into a magical world. You are transported to a realm where a magical battle ensues. Who will be the victor? This story will keep you hooked until the last page.
Jennifer Martin
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The struggle for power

A young woman that knows she's a witch but doesn't know how to control her power. A crazy evil warlock who does know how to control her power and wants it for his own. Throw in some love and romance and you have a nice story
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I liked the magic parts. The explicit sex was a bit over the top.
Mandy Menasco
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good Read
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a nice and short read. It had a nice element of Romance, a nice bit of fantasy too. It was a bit repetitive at times, but I do enjoy romance parts so it was good for me!
Barb VanderWel
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this & I can't wait for more.
I will be also leaving a review on Goodreads @ Amazon.
And letting everyone know about it.
So i gave it a 5 Stars.
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Mona Hanna is an author of fantasy/romance books and Christian non-fiction. She is the author of the Prentor and High Witch fantasy series. Her fantasy books do not contain Christian themes—she leaves that for the devotional writing. Mona enjoys reading, movies, chocolate, and adores cats.

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