Title: Witch Born (Witch Song #2)
Author: Amber Argyle
Release Date/Publisher: September 5th 2012 by Starling Publishing
Finished: December 9th 2013
Pages: 330-Kindle eBook-given for review
Brusenna thought it was finished. She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong. She was wrong. Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. Some things can’t be saved. A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything. Including her life. Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?
What I thought:
This book was pretty good but had a few things that brought it down for me. The first half is kind of slow and pretty much shows Senna going through her daily routine as a Witch Apprentice learning potions and such. The first chapter was exciting with her getting attacked but then it lulls. She keep saying she wants to leave and help Tarten after what happened there, but she also wants to stay and see if she can make changes there. Nothing really picks up until almost halfway through when she gets attacked again. I liked the look into that life of magic but I figured she would have left a lot sooner than she did.
In the first book I thought Senna was stubborn, and she still is in this one. Sometimes I connected with her wanting to make things right, but other times she was just annoying and whiny. Mostly when she keeps mentioning that she’s not pretty and she still has issues of how Joshen could love her. She even thinks him keeping her safe and not letting her go was bad. He just loved her and wanted to keep her alive instead of letting her get herself in danger or killed. But luckily she does get better as the story goes on and you start to cheer for her more. I think she really matured at the end of the book too which was great.
Senna’s now the strongest witch, and while some revere her they’re also scared. I have to admit that her power and the way her magic gets stronger was pretty cool, especially a few scenes. I still love how the witches sing and use plants and the weather. After she does leave Haven things get much better. There’s a bunch of shocking moments, and eventually all the secrets are revealed that we’ve been waiting for. As soon as the big battle starts that’s when this book gets really good. All the fighting and how everything develops was awesome, and I actually really liked how this story ended. It was perfect for the series and at one point it made my eyes water.
I liked this book about as much as the first, and aside from a slow start the ending more than makes up for it. This is a good witchy series with some unique magic that I had of fun reading.