YA Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

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Title: Witch Finder (Witch Finder #1)
Author: Ruth Warburton
Published: January 2nd 2014 by Hodder Children’s Books
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal
Ebook, Netgalley

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: London. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and killing witches.

Luke’s final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself. Luke knows that tonight will change his life forever. But when he picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, Luke has no idea that his task will be harder than he could ever imagine.

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I am gonna be honest here and say i did grabbed this copy because of the cover..mostly because of the background more then anything. But when i did read the summery i was more interested in it. I knew by the sounds of it, it was gonna be pretty crazy and well i do have to say it sure did get crazy at times. Now it wasn’t what i was expecting but i did like the concept of the story and loved the writing. I did feel like there was something missing in the story.

The story does have a unique feel to it, and has a lot of historic history in the mix that did make the story pretty cool. Witch Finder is a love story but i mean what story doesn’t have a hint to a little romance but the book really doesn’t follow up to it until it later on in the story. It did feel realistic..well as much realistic you can get with fantasy.

Out of all he characters in the book that was mention a lot, was Luke. He always had this hatred for witches and has pretty much was set on ravage of the death of his parents that was killed by a witch. Luke joins this cult brotherhood of witch hunters, but the only way to fully join was to kill his first witch, by randomly picking a name out of a book of witches. And of course he picks Rosa. You really got to feel and understand the character reading. But with Rosa.. i just couldn’t understand who she was as a person. She would try to-do the right thing but she still just came out like a brat. Maybe its just me, i don’t know. Not that i really hated the character.. i did feel like she was a important part of the story.

There was a character in the book that i just grew of hatred, not because he was written bad in the book or anything like that. But it was more like Ruth made a perfect piece of a crap Villain. there is a certain scene where i just complate lost it. Did NOT like him at all.

The book is based in the 1800’s of London so to me that’s always a plus, because i love reading about that time period. I have always have a interest in it. and the older i have got the more interested in it. Like i said there is a lot of historic reference in the book, that anyone who is a fan of that will enjoy about Witch Finder. The story is some what a short read, which i would have loved it to be a little longer cause i did feel like a lot of parts in the book was rushed. But the book was really easy to follow along with and simple read.

I did like Witch finder but i didn’t LOVE it as much as i would have liked. Like i said earlier in this post i did feel like something was missing, but i can’t really say what really. I think maybe it had something to with the fact it didn’t have that much action. it did feel like i was just running around the story until a plot was thrown down. Witch Finder just felt like a calm read and maybe TOO calm. It just needed more, it would get dull at times. But i still totally recommend it! cause i did like a LOT of the book but not all of it.

star4

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