Title: Witch Song (Witch Song #1)
Author: Amber Argyle
Release Date/Publisher: August 29th 2011 by Rhemalda Publishing
Finished: December 4th 2013
Pages: 325-Kindle eBook-given for review
The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fades, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can’t stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn’t, there won’t be anything left to save.
What I thought:
First I have to say that all the covers for this series are gorgeous! I love books with witches and this is the first in a new series for me. I was given all three books to review for a tour.
One of the things I loved the most was the magic. They used their voices and sing for their spells. It’s cool because while reading you can imagine how it all sounds and it was pretty awesome. They also use seeds to grow things and they even have more original elements that are used, like sunlight.
Brusenna (or Senna as she calls herself later) was an ok main character. She lived most of her life growing up pretty sheltered, aside from her house and the small village nearby. The villagers knew what her and her mother were and pretty much hated them. She could barely buy any supplies without getting treated badly. When someone visits and things kick up a notch, she knows nothing about other witches and what’s really going on. Her mother wanted to protect her, but I would have had her trained while in hiding.
She also makes a few silly decisions early on when she does set out on a journey. One of them involves another person that I figured could help her but she doesn’t want them to get hurt even if they don’t care. She does get older in this and grow a little with her magic. But deep down she’s still young with a big burden and she still tries to push people that care about her away thinking it will save them.
Things get much better in the second half of the book and she’s finally doing something, although there is still a lot of running and hiding and getting hurt. I would have liked more history and to have learned more about their word, but that might come in the next books since the third is a prequel. The big battle was pretty good too and the last bit of it had a lot of action and magic.
This book was a good start to this series and there were some really good parts about it. I’m glad I have the next book waiting for me on my Kindle too.