*I received this as an eARC from Amber Argyle for review purposes.*
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Title: Witch Born
Author: Amber Argyle
Year Published: 2012
Synopsis: 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?
Why?: Aside from receiving this as a copy for review, I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Witch Song (my review is here). I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Witch Born!
Expectations: I expect Brusenna to have grown as a witch and as a person since the events of Witch Song. I also expect her world to be turned upside down again, but I think she will prevail over the hardships she's presented with. I expect her to lose someone close to her, or maybe something close to her. I think the world has already been well established, so I'm hoping that this book focuses more on character growth and development.
Judging a book by its cover: While the cover is gorgeous, I'm not sure I would pick it up in a book store if I saw it on the shelf. I would definitely stop and look it at for longer than some other books, but I'm not sure if it would stand out as much as it should amongst all of the other gorgeous covers out there.