Series: The Witch Hunter #1
Author: Virginia Boecker
Published: June 2, 2015 by Little Brown Young Readers
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Synopsis: The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.
Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.
Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.
But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.
Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.
*** I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley and at BEA in exchange for an honest review. This fact has not changed my opinion. ***
The Witch Hunter is one of those debuts that I was really excited about reading. It's a high fantasy with historical elements and what sounds like lots of political intrigue and interesting magic. But after seeing a few mixed reviews I went into the book cautiously optimistic, which is exactly how I ended this book. It was an interesting read that I liked but I wasn't quite blown away like I was hoping.
The Witch Hunter was a good read with a lot going for it but my inability to connect with the main character and a slower plot development in the beginning made it feel a little basic for me.
I give The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker 7.5 out of 10 stars
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