Saturday, January 4, 2014

Witch Rising (Witch Song #2.5) by Amber Argyle - Ashley's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Witch Rising (Witch Song #2.5)
Author: Amber Argyle
Publication Date: December 11, 2013

My Witch Song (#1) Review
My Witch Born (#2) Review
My Witch Fall (#3) Pre-Reading

Synopsis: A ship burns, sinking into the dark sea. There is only one survivor—a child hunted for the power of her song. Hidden away on an isolated island, Lilette buries her power deep, convinced it caused the deaths of those she loves.

But she can’t run from who she is. And when her secret is revealed, the only thing that can save her is her song. It’s time to rise up and become what she was always meant to be: the most powerful witch ever born.


Review: I've been anxious to read this story since I first heard about it. I wanted to know more about Lilette, and I wanted to know about the world before Brusenna. She's the most powerful witch ever born, but we know so little about her from reading Witch Song and Witch Born. And I was not at all disappointed when I was finally able to sit down and dive into her past.

This story is fast-paced and engrossing, and I found myself not wanting to put it down or have it end. In just a few years, Lilette experiences things that most people (even the ones in her world) wouldn't have to experience. She's the lone survivor of a shipwreck, she's forced to start a new life on a strange island, and she's warned to keep her secret or face dire consequences. Oh, and she has more power than anyone else in the history of the world. So I mean, her life is pretty ridiculous.

And she still manages to persevere, and there's definitely a message in there. I think she's inspiring and strong even when she's forced to make difficult choices, and she's caring and she does whatever she thinks is necessary for the people she loves. This story was just a brief glimpse into her life, but I definitely think it really helped set up the final book in this series. 

If you haven't read any of Amber's books, you're really missing out. I would definitely recommend starting with Witch Song (which is free on Amazon!), and then progressing through the series. You could start with this story though, if you want to read the books chronologically. Either way, fans of the series and readers new to the series will enjoy this story and be aching to learn more about Lilette and her life. I'm glad I read this before Witch Fall. 4/5 for sure! 


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