Review: A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy #1) by Ruth Warburton

I recieved this book a few months ago from Hodder Children's Books for review and I don't know why I didn't start it earlier! A Witch in Winter is a debut novel from author Ruth Warburton which is released in January 2012.

First off I love the cover of A Witch in Winter, it is so pretty, take a look for yourself!

A Witch in Winter

So, A Witch in Winter is about a girl called Anna Winterson who moves to a small fishing village called Winter with her dad. Her dad has just recently lost his job and fell into a depressed state so moving to Wicker House in Winter is a new start.

Wicker House is a damp, run down and just about liveable house, overlooking a forest with the sea in the distance, nothing like living in London. For some reason Wicker House reminded me of the house in Casper :)

Anna is clearly not happy with the move. A new house, no phone singal, a new school and having to make new friends. A teenagers worse nightmare! She does make friends though and while her dad is away visiting friend's in London Anna and some of her new friends have a sleepover in Wicker House. There they decide to do an incantation from a old spell book that Anna's dad found in the house for some fun. They pick a LOVE SPELL!

All hell then ensues, with "bad boy" Seth falling in love with Anna due to the love spell, finding out Anna herself is in fact a witch, stand off's with Seth's ex-girlfriend , near death experiences, creepy crows, a crazy organsation and a battle witch on witch to compete with Harry and Voldermornt! Phew! What more could you want?

A Witch in Winter was a fast paced novel with a romance that makes you cheer on the love, however leaves you still a little, just a tinie bit unsure whether the love is all real. With a fresh take on witches, set in a small village on Britains coastline. A Witch in Winter is a must read!

Ruth Warburton is a talented author with a great debut novel. A Witch in Winter is just the beginning of the story and what a great beginning it is. I can't wait for the next in the series A Witch in Love!

5/5 Butterflies!

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one and that it's a fast paced novel. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

  2. Oooh I'm really excited to read this one I love books about witches and this sounds wonderful! Great review Megan!

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  3. Woah o.O
    That seems really cool...
    Haha love spells <3
    They contribute to the best plots

  4. i enjoy witch stories, I'll definitely be putting this one on my wish list.