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A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton
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Oct 13, 2011

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Read from January 28 to February 11, 2012

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I really love to read books about witches. Maybe it has something to do with Harry Potter, or maybe it's because I'm still holding onto that childhood fascination I had with them, (I dressed up as a witch every year on Halloween from the time I was five until I was 10) but I still love to read about them. So A Witch in Winter was something I was really excited for.

The biggest issue I have with this book is the characters, particularly Seth and Anna. They're both so melodramatic a lot of the time, and Anna can be very whiny. And the thing is, I know Anna has her reasons for being that way - she's done something she feels is truly awful, and even though she's done everything she can to fix it, nothing has changed. But her whining is so repetitive, the same thing over and over again, that I couldn't help but be frustrated by it. They also say, "Oh, Anna," or "Oh, Seth," about a million times throughout the book.

However, there were times when I really liked Anna. She's a fairly strong character. She's willing to stand up for herself and others when it's truly needed, and she also genuinely cares about her friends. She's not my favorite character, but she's not my least favorite. Same goes for Seth - he's also a caring person, he's fun, and he's definitely someone I'd love to know in real life, but he's also a little melodramatic and there are times when he seems fake.

One thing I love about this book is that the bad guys are real bad guys. They're not wimpy; they go all out when Anna goes against them, which provides a great story. The bad guys make it pretty intense. And if I'm honest, they're very entertaining to read about.

Another great thing is the way Anna grows throughout the book. She goes from being a scared little girl who knows nothing about magic to trying to save everyone she knows, and I think that's the makings of a good book.

Overall: The plot is gripping and the bad guys are awesome. If not for my frustration at the characters, this book probably would have been 4 or 5 stars. Still, as it is, it was a fairly enjoyable read. 3 stars.
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01/28/2012 page 72
02/09/2012 page 185
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Lalaine *myficbookreviews* OMG I couldnt agree more with that dialogue in this book, it was too cheesy, dont get me wrong I really loved these two but the dialogue were too icky. but I loved the plot just the dialogue. :) great review!x

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