Monday, January 13, 2014

Witch Fall Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the Witch Fall Blog Tour! I have a review of Witch Fall and there is a tourwide giveaway to enter. Make sure to check out everything going on during this tour by clicking the banner above. 
**The first book, Witch Song is currently FREE during this tour, Grab it HERE**

About the Book

Title: Witch Fall
Author: Amber Argyle
Series: Witch Song #3 (Prequel)
Publication Date: January 15, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
All things fall.
Even Witches.
Supreme in their dominion over seasons, storms, and sea, the Witches have forgotten the unmatched destructiveness of mankind. And among the weapons men seek are the magical songs of the Witches.
Lilette is one of the few who see the decadence and decay weakening the Witches. As an outsider amid her own kind, can she help them survive the coming war?

About the Author
Amber Argyle is the author of Witch Song and Fairy Queen
trilogies. She grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy. She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State University. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.

My Review of Witch Fall
Witch Fall is the third book in the Witch Song Series but it actually a prequel to the entire series. I have not read the first two books in the series, but they have been on my TBR list for a while, so I jumped at the chance to read Witch Fall and get a feel for the series. I have to say I really love seeing the backstory, and I love the pace and flow of Amber Argyle’s writing. Lilette’s Story is a powerful, emotional story about love, loss, and witchcraft. If Brusenna’s story is as powerful and action packed as Lilette’s, I am going to need to start Witch Song very soon. 

Lilette growing up without her family and betrothed to the village leader against her will, because the society where she lives is very negative towards females. They have no real voice, opinion, they are in a Patriarchal society that does not value women, but she is also a witch. Witches are women with extreme powers to control the four elements through song, making them “dangerous” and desired weapons. With Lilette experiences, her natural defense is to be compliant to male wishes in the hope that she tricks them to trust so she can escape back to her people. When Lilette finally realizes her power, she grows and changes from someone will to just go along in the hopes for escape into someone who fights back to protect those who cannot protect themselves.  

This is the kind of story that is going to be an emotional roller coaster, but it is a beautiful although it a tragic story. My favorite parts were seeing Lilette really come into her own power, and stand on her own two feet. She really grows into her role as the heroine of the novel, and it was exciting to read and watch the changes take place. Another character I loved was Jolin, even at times when she drove me crazy; I knew her intentions were true. I really got a feel for her and her love of Lilette through the quotes from “Lilette’s Biography” at the beginning of each chapter. 

I would recommend this for previous readers of the Witch Song series, or any witch story lover looking for a new series to try out. Amber Argyle has a talent for telling a story piece by piece and keeping the reader in the dark from the big reveals until the time is right for the story. This defiantly made me enjoy the experience of reading the story more. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**

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Giselle said...

Beautiful, yet tragic stories are kind of a guilty pleasure for me and so bittersweet! I really like the sounds of this one and how character oriented it seems! Great review! :)

amberargyle said...

I'm so glad everyone on the tour seems to be enjoying it. I'm glad you liked Jolin's quotes. My editor wanted to cut them, but I simply loved them too much!

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, would love to read them.

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