Monday, 4 February 2013

Review // A Witch Alone (Winter #3) - Ruth Warburton

Published - 7th February 2013
Publisher - Hodder Children's Books
Format - Paperback
Synopsis - Where do you go when your heart has been ripped out?
For Anna there is only one answer; into her past, where the truth about her mother, her power, and her real identity lie hidden.
But as Anna delves deeper into her history, she begins to fear that the truth about what set her mother running may be darker than she ever suspected. With the witches of the world on the brink of war, Seth gone, and her friend Abe wanting more from her than she can possibly give, Anna is in crisis.
As the clouds around her gather, Anna is torn between friends, family and rival tribes of witches and – at the last – between love and magic.

The third and final installment of Ruth Warburton's Winter Trilogy is finally making its way into the wild - hurrah! As I explained in my review of A Witch in Winter, I literally started reading this series because the covers are so beautiful and the final book is no exception - even prettier than the rest. But thankfully there is a lot more to this series than just a pretty cover. A Witch Alone has Anna facing all of her fears and anxieties about herself, her life, her heart and her mother. 

There is a lot more action, magic battling and general excitement this time around. There were parts of the book where I had to put the book down just to catch my breath! (Chapter 15, anyone?). A Witch Alone was a lot more emotional than I imagined it would be and my ever-growing love for Abe continued. If you've read my reviews of the other books in the series then you already know that i'm not a fan of Seth. I can't explain it and so for reasons that will become apparent when you read it, there were a few problems I had with the ending. I also expected a lot more of Anna's mother's story that never seemed to come but I think all of these things are personal to me (I always want to know more!)

Warburton's writing draws you in and never let's you go. It's been a couple of days now since I finished A Witch Alone and i'm still feeling anxious from all of the events. If you're already a fan of the Winter Trilogy then you won't be disappointed, and if you're not - why not?

Review of A Witch in Winter - here
Review of A Witch in Love - here

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