Title: A Witch in Love (Winter Trilogy #2)
Author: Ruth Warburton
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (5th July 2012)
When love it tangled up in magic, how do you know what’s real?
Anna still finds it hard to believe that Seth loves her. She has vowed to suppress her powers, but magic – like love – is uncontrollable.
Rating: *** (3 stars)
I bought this book on a whim. I’ve read A Witch in Winter (review) and whilst I wasn’t blown away, I really enjoyed reading it. So when I saw this book in a bookstore I had to pick it up. The cover looks gorgeous, and I was curious about what would happen to Anna next
A Witch in Love was a really enjoyable read; I fell straight back into the world. It takes place six months after the events in A Witch in Winter, six months in which Anna hasn’t used magic. A Witch in Love is a great middle book, it continues the story and whilst it give some answers, it only creates more questions.
At times in A Witch in Love I became really frustrated with Anna and the choices she made. Not enough to stop reading, but I did roll my eyes several times as Anna seemed to delight in making her life difficult. On the whole she was a sympathetic character though, and I found myself rooting for her.
Like A Witch in Winter, A Witch in Love is narrated by Anna so we get to see things from her point of view. I liked the fact that although this book was mostly set in Winter, we do get to see a bit of London from Anna’s point of view. I liked that Anna always tries to do her best in any given situation, and I thought it was ironic that as a witch she isn’t very comfortable with magic – but then, she does have her reasons.
In a lot of ways the events of A Witch in Love show how our choices don’t just affect ourselves, but those we are close to as well. I enjoyed the tantalizing information we got about Anna’s mother and her past in this book – it left me with more questions, which will hopefully will be resolved in A Witch Alone.
If you’ve read A Witch in Winter and enjoyed it but haven’t read this book yet, then I recommend you do. A Witch in Love is a great addition to The Winter Trilogy, and a brilliant second book.