ARC review: Waking the Witch

Waking the Witch

⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars

Title:               Waking the Witch

Author:           Rachel Burge

Publisher:        Boonier Books UK

Format:           ARC ebook

Publication: 18th August 2022

Ivy grew up in foster care, nursing a dream of finding her biological mother. Believing to finally located her, she was surprised when she got a mysterious phone call. A woman, supposedly her mother, warned her against the dark forces that hunt her and made her promise never to travel to the island where she lives. But Ivy’s curiosity and the need to meet her mother were too intense…
I have to say that I loved the first part of this novel. I found it fascinating and addictive. The mystery of Ivy’s heritage made me read half the story in one sitting. But the second half… It probably wasn’t what I expected from this book. Steeped in Arthurian legends, the story has a surprising twist that I did not fully enjoy. The novel became a bit too weird, the action seemed rushed, and the language was simplified.
Still, the author develops an original idea and uncommon representation of a witch in this book. It also has a very feministic message that some will love, but others might find it too intrusive.

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