Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

3 stars
R-2 ish
received for review (forever ago)

Interesting characters, setting, and concept.... but the writing style was awkward. The first person pov worked fine (possibly a little wordy, but that was an interesting contrast to Morgana's inability to speak) but the third person just... didn't.  I was jarred out of the narrative over and over by the clunkiness.

There was a lot of drawing things out too-- the villain is going to kill everyone but let's spend a few days not trying to do anything about it.... just because.... no real reason.  Just for fun?  I don't know, but the last quarter or so felt like a lot of waiting for... I really don't know what.  The villain to just go away?  It seemed like there was a lot of "We'll have to do this soon" and then spending the next several days very much NOT DOING THIS.


Anyway-- Alyson (over at Eat, Read, and Be Mommy) and I decided to read "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" because, well, the idea amused us.  This is my something blue.  It really is a gorgeous cover... if only the book had lived up to it.

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