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230 pages, Paperback
First published December 7, 2013
After barely surviving his most recent battle, George "Hunter" Astley must contend with a myriad of problems.
"The witches have us surrounded."
Mrs. Astley blinked..."How very inconvenient, I've just made a pot of tea."
No, it had been worse. The woman he loved had turned out to be the Shadow Witch.Every minute he wastes on recovery is another that Sophie, who turned out to be the shadow witch, has to plan her next move.
Hunter felt a stab of uneasiness. It was far too quiet.Ultimately, I enjoyed the first one a bit more than the second.
It sickened him to think of the nights spent together, the caresses, the half-asleep conversations.But for the life of me, I can not remember actually seeing them have any of those interactions.
"We don't have no family. You killed them all."I wish the book would have expanded on that a bit more. If the hunter society really was as strict as they claimed, why let the orphans go (only to presumably recapture them as adults)...?
Firstly, a HUGE thank you to the wonderful author who sent me a review e-book of this novel!
This is the second book in the Witch-Hunter trilogy and it couldn’t be better!
We continue with the story of the Witch-Hunters and the war against the witches. We learn about the tyrannical reign of the Shadow Witch. But, there’s a twist- we learn about the power of love, whether it can conquer all and whether love is always right, especially if this love is twisted and dark.
I was actually worried about reading this book because I feared it wouldn’t live up to my high expectations. However, it surpassed my expectations and was a stunning continuation of the first book! I cannot believe how incredible it was; the way we dive deeper into the story and plot and how full of action it was! There wasn’t one boring or slow part to this book!
The first book ended on a cliff-hanger and this book continues so well that I could barely put it down!
This book was well-written and it both complex and simplistic- a combination that I adored! The sentence structure, vocabulary and description was commendable and I truly believe that we need more authors like K.S. Marsden as she cannot disappoint!
“I thought you guys could detect witches." Jonathan muttered as soon as he got over his shock at seeing two people materialise in front of him. The wiccan sat on the floor, his shoulder being strapped with a makeshift bandage, by the ever-practical Ian.
"We detect magic, not witches." Hunter clarified. "We can't feel anything out of the ordinary, unless they start casting."
"Oh fantastic!" Jonathan groaned. "I'll remember that excuse later.”
Hunter, the main character, discovered strength and he showed his true capabilities. I honestly love Hunter so much and this book truly increased how much I love him! Hunter’s character was both tragic and beautiful- I felt so bad for him at times and I believe he really is misunderstood.
Let’s talk about the Shadow-Witch. She is cruel, evil and dark- I would say who she is, but that would be a huge spoiler! In this book, we see a side to her that I was surprised to see and I really do hate her!
Adam is adorable- there truly is nothing more to say! Who’s Adam? I can’t say- that would be a massive spoiler, but READ THIS BOOK to find out. You won’t be disappointed!
Now back to my favourite character, James. I love James and I always will- he has a humorous side and he is too precious for this world. When reading this book, I cried at a certain part- anyone who’s read this book will know what I’m talking about. It’s hard to find a book that can be action-packed and make me cry and this book ticked both of those aspects!
“A wiccan?" Ian's deep voice rang out. Hunter did not have to look to know that his friend was tense with the idea of the unknown.
"Relax." James answered. "It's like a witch without powers... or a human with magic. Something like that."
Jonathan looked as confused by James' description as the rest of those present.”
This ending of this book was intense. I couldn’t believe how powerful it was. I loved the variety of themes used throughout this novel: love, revenge, vengeance, hatred and death. This book is one-of-a-kind and I couldn’t have read a better book! The cliff-hanger at the end had me start reading the third and final book straight away! But, WHY DID I HAVE TO DIE AT THE END? THE ENDING KILLED ME!
It’s safe to say that I am in love with this trilogy and always will be. This book wasn’t the typical ‘slow, middle-book.’ It was just amazing.
I can’t wait to start writing my review of the third and final book!