Anna Winterson doesn't know she's a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power. When Anna meets Seth, she is smitten, but when she enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her – but if it is her magic that's controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain.
Although a perfect fit for the paranormal romance genre, A WITCH IN WINTER avoids fangs, excessive body hair and submissive female leads, and tells the heart-wrenching story of a couple meant to be together, but being forced apart. Seth is utterly irresistible and Anna is an empowered, proactive young woman with unimaginable magic inside her. This is fast-paced, sensuous writing with believable incantations inspired by Warburton's research into witchcraft legend and old English.
Series: Winter Trilogy #1
Published January 2012 by Hodder Children's Books
My Rating: ★ ★ ★
I like witch stories, and this book is one of those unique witch stories out there. But I dont love nor hate this book, just so-so. I did like the first half though not much with the last half. Ok so I have an issue with this book. Some of the dialogues were ridiculous. They always say their names like " Anna you saved me" "Anna, Anna", ugh. Anyway, the overall plot is promising and unique. Characters were well-developed, Anna was very likeable and flawed. And Seth, *sighs* I really like his intense and bad-boy personality. I do think they are so good together. I just wish there were some more depths on how Seth fell in love with her.
If only not for some unnatural dialogues, I would have really really liked this book. It is a dark and mysterious story that was gripping and thought-provoking. The author was very creative about the witchery thing here. This book reminded me of WitchCraft, not entirely the whole plot, but the spells and dark magic.. If you have watch this movie already you will know what I mean. Will definitely look out for the second book, see how it goes!
Overall, did enjoy it, but werent blown away like that. Anyway this is only my honest opinion, Im sure most of you will like this or even love this book, so Id say you try it.