Thursday, 3 October 2013

Review - Witchstruck (The Tudor Witch Trilogy, #1) by Victoria Lamb

Blurb from Goodreads:

If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned.

If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.

Meg Lytton has always known she is different--that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practise witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of Elizabeth, rightful heir to the English throne.

With witchfinder Marcus Dent determined to have Meg's hand in marriage, and Meg's own family conspiring against the English queen, there isn't a single person Meg can trust. Certainly not the enigmatic young Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, despite her undeniable feelings. But when all the world turns against her, Meg must open her heart to a dangerous choice.

The Secret Circle meets The Other Boleyn Girl in Witchstruck, the first book of the magical Tudor Witch trilogy.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and Victoria Lamb*

3/5 stars

Meg Lytton is a witch. She is also servant to Princess Elizabeth Tudor who has been banished to Woodstock by her half-sister, the devout Catholic, Queen Mary.

Witchstruck follows Meg as she struggles to hide her secret not only to protect herself from being hanged by the local witchfinder Marcus Dent, who wants to make Meg his wife, but also to protect Princess Elizabeth who is under suspicion.

The Tudor era is one of my favourite periods of history so I just had to read this book. The mix of history and paranormal was intriguing. Meg was likeable and the storyline kept my interest. Overall I found this to be a good read but it didn't wow me.