This book came out today but I was lucky enough to be given a copy ahead of time in exchange for an honest review. The cover is beautiful and the book was well-paced with interesting characters and a supernatural plot line.
Synopsis from Amazon:
Everyone in Arnn - a small farming town with more legends than residents - knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid. Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises. To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?
I love books that revolve around witches and witchcraft, I always have. This one was no exception. It was fast paced and interesting to read. I especially loved the other characters that she found in the forest who had been lost for so long. Each one from a different era with a different story. They were all fascinating and the individual stories flowed together nicely as we got closer and closer to the end.
I both liked and disliked how the book finished. I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I won't give away any specifics but I would have liked to see it done a bit differently. There was however, a nice surprise as well.
All in all, this was a fun, engaging read. If you like witchy books, it is the perfect time of year to pick this one up.