Title: Witch Fall (Witch Song #3)
Author: Amber Argyle
Publication Date: January 15th, 2014
My Witch Song (#1) Review
My Witch Born (#2) Review
My Witch Rising (#2.5) Review
My Witch Fall (#3) Pre-Reading
Synopsis: With the magic of their songs, the Witches control the seasons, the storms, even the sea. Secure in their supremacy, they have forgotten the unmatched destructiveness of mankind. For the world has begun to covet their power, seeing them as weapons to be controlled instead of rulers worthy of obeisance.
Born of witches but raised among their enemy, Lilette searches for a way to heal the rift between mankind and the witches. But it may be too late to save either. For if there is one thing Lilette has come to know for certain, it's that all things fall.
Review: This series is one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. I love the world building, I loved Brusenna in Witch Song and Witch Born, I love the concept of the witches controlling nature with their songs, and everything else about these books. So I was so excited to get my hands on and read Witch Fall!
I've always wondered about Lilette, since we only get brief glimpses of her in the first two books. Witch Rising was a nice little introduction to her, but this book was incredible. Lilette is such an interesting character, and I am so glad we got the chance to learn about her and her sacrifices. She's the strongest witch ever born, but she's still flawed and I really appreciated that about her. I think it makes her feel more real, and more relatable, and I definitely felt for her every time her choices caused her or those around her to be hurt in one way or another.
I thought the romance in this book was also really well done. There is no instalove or any love triangles, and that was a nice departure from most YA fantasy. The relationship is complicated at times and definitely hard, but it worked for them. I also felt like the relationship was very real, since normal relationships are not without their issues. I mean, these were extraordinary circumstances and not your typical problems, but still. It was well done. Even the friendships were handled nicely, and even though things didn't always work out, at least there was a reasoning and an explanation for why. Everything is incredibly understandable.
The plot moves along quickly, but I never found myself confused or having to flip back several pages to find out what the heck just happened. It flows nicely, and jumps in time are handled appropriately. Everything is very fast-paced, and it definitely is not a book you'll want to put down! I kept picking it up whenever I had even just a couple minutes, just to find out what was next.
Even though the world is pretty well established from the first two books, it was really neat to see the world before Brusenna - a world were witches are revered and respected and not hunted. Watching the world shift was definitely really interesting, and surprising that one power-hungry witch was the cause for it.
I would totally recommend this series for anyone who enjoys YA fantasy, especially those about witches and nature. I would specifically recommend this book to anyone who has read the other Witch Song books as well. Definitely one you don't want to miss. You could even start here and then read the other two books - I don't think you'd be terribly confused. Although I would recommend reading Witch Rising before reading this book. 5/5!
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