Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.
Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.
But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.
Sissy: I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book–I thought it would be the same old mediocre magical quest/adventure thing and that I wouldn’t like it. I was wrong! (Bubby will tell you this rarely happens…) I was drawn into the story immediately and couldn’t put the book down through magic and plot twists, a storyline I couldn’t predict, and a true romance that was not immediately apparent. Unlike some people who might be (scaredy cats), I read it late into the night.
Bubby: Wow. Just because I prefer my nighttime reading to be light and fluffy romance without any type of mortal peril or scary magic whatsoever doesn’t mean you need to make fun of me, Sissy! I really enjoyed The Witch Hunter – just during the daylight hours. I really connected with Elizabeth and her journey to determine which side of the struggle she was going to be loyal to.
Sissy: I thought you were going to say that you connected to Elizabeth because of your dagger-throwing and sword-wielding hobbies. I guess you’re not ready to admit that to the world at large yet. My favorite part of the book was the relationship between Elizabeth and John. They are so different yet seem meant for each other. Time will tell! The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker was so entertaining. Just look at the synopsis– there are witches, ghosts AND pirates, all in one book. Who wouldn’t want to read that? Excellent YA Fantasy debut!
Bubby: Yep. It’s like the fantasy trifecta ;). I especially appreciate how author Virginia Boecker told a complete story but still left room for another book (oh please oh please!) without leaving us dangling off the edge of the proverbial cliff. It’s like going out for a delicious steak dinner – and then getting chocolate mousse for dessert. Perfectly satisfying.
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