Monday, 12 March 2012

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

From Goodreads : Anna Winterson doesn't know she's a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power. When Anna meets Seth, she is smitten, but when she enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her – but if it is her magic that's controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain.

Although a perfect fit for the paranormal romance genre, A WITCH IN WINTER avoids fangs, excessive body hair and submissive female leads, and tells the heart-wrenching story of a couple meant to be together, but being forced apart. Seth is utterly irresistible and Anna is an empowered, proactive young woman with unimaginable magic inside her. This is fast-paced, sensuous writing with believable incantations inspired by Warburton's research into witchcraft legend and old English.

My rating : 4 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : When Love and magic are mingled together, how do you know what is real????????
A Witch in Winter is story of Anna, who had no knowledge of her being a witch. Shortly after moving to a small town Winter from London with her father, Anna found a grimoire hidden in their old creepy house. Though she started her life normally, things went wrong when Anna and her friends tried a love spell from that grimoire for fun. Accidently the spell worked on Seth , the guy Anna thought about while casting the spell and Anna found him falling for her. Does Seth Really love Anna or is it just a spell?

With nice flow on story, A Witch in Winter was an engaging read for me, I was hooked up into pages, fast paced and moving. The battle of good and evil was bigger than Anna ever imagined, and thrust into middle of all chaos, it’s up to Anna which side she’s on.


A Witch in Winter is a magical quest of self discovery for Anna, who never believed in witchcraft until she came to know she’s one. The Author painted Anna as ordinary and extraordinary in equal measure, a girl who is not always good at being a witch and casting spell, and sometimes endangering her own life. Her every action had more than one consequences involving everyone around her, and I enjoyed the outcome which made the book more interesting.


Truly speaking I’m not into Seth. I expected him to be stronger as a male lead. Throughout the book he acted like a maniac in love, better call him obsessed. Of course he was charming by looks that makes most of the girl to fall for him in spite knowing his bad reputation; Anna was no exception, which seems pretty real to me. Seth changed all the way through the book, developed a good personality; I do expected many readers will like him.

Love or Spell

The romance was different; it was kind of blurry, difficult to tell what is real what isn't. Anna regretted and struggled with the fact that she casted a love spell on Seth and wanted to believe Seth was not actually in love with her. With her growing friendship and affection for Seth and vice versa left her confused about the budding romance between them while Seth was very clearly in love with her.

Other Things I Liked

Among the other character, each was important on their own and played their part well. The book ended with an epic battle between good and dark side that will hold you for a moment and you will not stop reading until you reach the end.

The writing was captivating and easy to relate. Using elements of nature and thus creating a beautiful and descriptive premise, you will enjoy the setting. The author did a brilliant job by using spells of witchcraft in authentic old English.

As the first installment of the series,A Witch in Winter was a potential book that will capture your interest on the upcoming ones.

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