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I read a variety of genres but tend to favor romantic fiction, whether paranormal, steampunk, or historical. Some dystopian, UF, and even an occasional mystery might make their way onto my reading list. Otherwise, anything that sounds quirky and fun goes! :)


The Winter Witch

The Winter Witch - Paula Brackston Paperback copy won in Goodreads giveaway via St. Martin's Griffin. This review is my honest opinion.

Okay folks! This one is sadly a rare DNF for me. I just couldn’t keep going when I have a ton of better books waiting.

I was quite excited to read The Winter Witch, having won it in a Goodreads giveaway (for once!). I’ve had it on my list for a long time, since before it was first published, when they actively marketed it to fans of Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy series. (And I’m starting to see a pattern here. Recently, publishers have market a lot of books about witches to fans of the aforementioned series (like myself), but I have yet to actually read one of these “comparable” books with any success. Maybe there is a lesson here? Don’t trust the publishers?).

In any way, all things considered The Winter Witch sounded like a perfect match but the writing just didn’t work for me. It was dry and dragged on; I barely made it through the first couple chapters, forcing myself to read on. But I’m giving up at this point and will see if I can donate my copy to the local library. Perhaps someone else might enjoy it better than me.


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