Monday, 21 October 2013

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

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 practice 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.


~Report Card~

Plot: 3/5

Writing: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Romance: 2.5/5

Impression: 2/5

Additional Comments: The relationship between Alejandro and Meg was just unatural. Meg treated Alejendro so hot and cold that I didn't know what exactly he saw in he when he proposed the bretrothal. The last encounter with Alejandro before he proposed the bretrothal ended up with Meg acting exactly like what I'd call a bitch. What exactly was the reason I don't know. It seems to me that Meg was just being unreasonable.
I don't study history (for now) so I wouldn't be able to say if the historical facts written in the book the book are correct, nor if the characters exist in that historical period of time and is potrayed as such.
Being a sucker for all things that are historical fiction, especially when it takes place in the 16th to 19th century, I'd be most likely giving this book a fairly high rating.

Overall Rating: 3.75/5


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