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Witch Hunt

(The Fae of Calaveras County #2)

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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  10 reviews
She wished her mom would disappear. Now her mom’s missing, and all she wants is to find her again.

Teen witch Rosamunde broke the spell her mother, Rosmerta, used to control her family and reported the illegal use of magic to the Faerie Court. So her mom became a fugitive from the law, taking Rosa's younger sister Akasha with her. When none of the faeries can track down her
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published May 9th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 8th 2014)
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S.A. Molteni
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Witch Hunt" by Kristen S. Walker is the second volume in the series. Immediately after reading the first book, "Small Town Witch", I didn't waste a minute before diving into the second book.

The second book starts right where the first one left off, but this time around, Rosa's world is turned even more upside down. Her mom is on the lamb along with her sister, Akasha and no one seems to know where to find them. Against her better judgment, Rosa contacts the Unseelie who helped her mom go into h
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Namrata Ganti
I read 2 of the 3 books in the series and found them to be a decent read in the YA genre with a whole lot of fantasy thrown in. Writing about and handling teenagers is rather difficult, but the author manages to bring out their characteristics with perfection.

The writing is simple and the story line is interesting with a setting in a small town where both magic folk and humans co-exist. The humans know about the vampires, sorcerers and others and even go to school with them. There is a lot of f
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Witch hunt was a great addition to this series. In Witch Hunt, Rosa has to face a lot more challenges than she did in the first book. She not only has troubles with her mom, but now she's having troubles with the fae court, her friends and her boyfriend. Not everything is so rosy anymore, there's a bigger dose of reality injected in this book. There was a lot of focus on the building and deteriorating of relationships, whether it's between Rosa and her family or Rosa an her friends. There was al ...more
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I think Ms. Walker fell into one of the classic second-book-in-a-series blunders — she sacrificed a few rounds of editing to get things published more quickly. Her story was just as fun as the first (though this one tends to dwell more on teen relationship angst instead of cool magic stuff), but the grammatical errors and/or editing misses were significantly more common in book two. Witch Hunt is a great second installment, but Ms. Walker’s editing misstep cost her a star. ...more
April
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl who at 17 gets her world turned upside down and the main culprit is her mom. Though it may seem to have a lot of witches, fae, vampires and the rest, it is actually a more of a mystery novel to me. The amin character is hunting for answers, hunting for her mom and trying to be a good witch all in one but when push comes to shove what will she do to save her little sister. with the help from her friends, she does everything inher power and theirs to do what needs to be d ...more
Kyleigh
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Book 2 of the Fae of Calaveras Rosa returns following the warrant of her mother's arrest for breaking her oath to the Fae Courts. Her mother has kidnapped her sister Akasha and they are on the run trying to avoid the Seelie while trying to come up with a plan to help the Unseelie on the other side of the veil and in the human world. In an attempt to track down her mother herself Rosa begins to work with the Unseelie by supplying them with a narrative that describes the Count's brother's attem ...more
Cathy Geha
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witch Hunt is the second story in the Fae of Calaveras County series. It continues the story of Rosa and her family with Rosa trying to locate her younger sister, Akasha. Akasha has been taken by Rosa’s mother, Rosmertz. Rosa has a new boyfriend in this book and is dealing with the loss of her sister and mother while also being torn between her mother’s plotting with the Unseelie and her own ties to the Seelie court. There is some romance, some magic and there are a lot of decisions that Rosa ha ...more
Beth Mcnamee
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was enthralled with book one and started Witch Hunt (book 2) right away. Again, this author has a gift for writing. She is subtle with her plot line and creates a world that the reader can escape within. My only criticism is the ending. I feel she leaves too much unresolved. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, so I'll say that I still feel like I get manipulated into a story line that is dragged out like a soap opera at times. There is an inconsistency with how important the mother is to the c ...more
Elsbeth
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A story about teenagers struggling with their parents, friendship, love and different views of the way their community is constructed, complicated by magic in different forms and shapes. Nice touch: some of the chapters are told by the 'evil' mother. I'm looking forward to reading part 3!
Thank you, Kristen, for sharing this story!
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Another question mark at the end of this book! Why do you leave us hanging? I know, so we can read your next book. Which I will do when it comes out.
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Kristen S. Walker is a fantasy writer, blogger, and geek from California.

She grew up in small towns in Northern California, running around barefoot in the woods and climbing trees with a notebook to write down stories. She lives with her family, including one rescued cat, in a house full of books.

She writes and self-publishes fantasy novels for teens and adults.

Other books in the series

The Fae of Calaveras County (3 books)
  • Small Town Witch (The Fae of Calaveras County, #1)
  • Witch Gate (Fae of Calaveras, #3)