Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Witches, Magic, Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 87 pages
Published December 2nd 2012 by Createspace (first published November 4th 2012)
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Ariel is a High Witch, one of the most powerful witches in the world. There are only three like her in existence. She finally learns who she is, but immediately has to flee from a malicious warlock, out to claim her for his own. With Brayden, her new love by her side, she attempts to outwit the warlock, and the High Witch who protects him. But what will she do if she has to go through ‘The Test’?
I haven’t read too many books with witches but I am quite interested in reading some of them. I had High Witch by Mona Hanna on my wishlist and, after reading it, I can only say that it was different from what I’ve expected it to be but I really liked it!
Tseddy also wanted to inspect this book so I had to please him by also including him in a picture! Nosy Tseddy! This copy of High Witch also has the autograph of the author whom I thank again very much!! It is really awesome!
The story follows Brayden, a young man who keeps having the same dream in the past month. When a young woman comes to the inn he works at, the man starts to have a strange feeling. When he discovers the link between the woman and his dream, his life changes and everything can be a threat. But nothing is hard for Brayden when he has the one he loves by his side.
Hanna created a world in which witches are categorised in two: the normal witches and also high witches (I won’t tell you what the difference between them is).
I liked how the story progressed and I found the connection between Brayden and Ariel a special and lovely one. I really liked Brayden’s determination to protect Ariel and also the description of her, seen through his eyes.
The book also includes some scenes that might not be appropriate for those too young of age but not to worry, because their are not explicit. The book does not focus on these but on the strong bond that is created between the main characters.
The sacrifices that have to be made by Brayden and Ariel come to an extreme, especially in the last part of the story. They proove the strong love that both characters have for one another and also keep the reader in tension.
I loved the ending of the book and I really was happy for the evolution of the characters. The shop they managed to open in order to help people was a really wonderful idea that the author planned for them.
Given the fact that this is a short novella, I am happy that I got to enjoy it and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!
I recommend the book to those who like a short read filled with fantasy and paranormal elements, strewn with a lovely romance.
“They appeared in a small street filled with buildings, in a nearby village. Brayden breathed raggedly, unable to contain his shock. Ariel finally lost consciousness, and tears began to run down his face. He screamed for help.”
“He held onto her. They lay in each other’s arms all night. Brayden fell asleep listening to her heartbeat. He dreamed of standing with her in a field, her in a white dress, getting married to him. He dreamed of love winning. He dreamed of love winning.”