Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hedge Witch (The Cloven Land Trilogy #1) by Simon Kewin - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as part of the Hedge Witch blog tour in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Hedge Witch (The Cloven Land Trilogy #1)
Author: Simon Kewin
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Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she's being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn't know they need her blood to survive. She doesn't even know she's a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn't know a lot, really, but all that's about to change.

At Manchester Central Library she's caught up in sudden violence. In the chaos she's given an old book that's been hidden there. Given it and told to run. Hide the book or destroy it. The book contains all the secrets of the undains' existence. They and their human servants want to find it as much as they want to find her.

Cait learns the fates of two worlds are at stake. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or hope it all goes away.

It's only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time...

Why?: For whatever reason, I really like books with witches. I love how different magic is between all the different books, and how they go about solving their problems. I'm especially looking forward to reading this one because Cait has to destroy a book - not that I love when books are destroyed, but because a book hold so much power and information that it cannot reach the wrong hands. Powerful books are awesome! 

Expectations: I'm not entirely sure what to expect from this book. Definitely witches and magic and fleeing for their lives, but I don't know beyond that. Also, I think there will be quite a bit a humor (based on how the synopsis is written). Bonus points for making me laugh out loud! 

Judging a book by its cover: I'm kind of undecided on this cover. The girl on the front is just so overdone in YA, but I kind of love her blue hair and eyebrow. The birds in the back are also intriguing, and I wonder how they're relevant to the book. I think I might pick this up based solely on the cover if I saw it in a bookstore or a library, but I'm not entirely convinced that I would.

Don't forget to check back in a couple weeks to see my review and visit all of the other stops on the Hedge Witch Blog Tour! 


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