Witch Born (Witch Song #2)

Young Adult

PARANORMAL/HIGH FANTASY:  The Dark Witch has been beaten. Isnt that where most stories end, with a happily-ever-after? Unfortunately, Brusenna can attest otherwise. The first problem is with the land the Witches have cursed. Senna wants to, needs to, heal it and she has been singing a healing witch song for some time.  The Council, however, doesnt appreciate her efforts. The second problem is the intruders on the island. Who were they? What did they want? Who let them in? Finally, there are indications of Witches outside of Haven - but THAT is impossible. Senna might have to leave everything familiar behind, go against her mentors even, to solve everything and keep herself, and her fiancée, Joshen, alive.


Riding the waves of this adventure, a reader might believe that this book has been sung into being, as well! With great power comes great responsibility. The author has done a great job portraying Sennas doubts as she struggles to do the right thing with her powers, even when it brings her into conflict with the man she loves. While the overall plot is somewhat predictable, there are enough surprises on the way to keep a reader guessing. This book is a sequel, so it might take readers time to get into it, but it can stand on its own. Without the first book to lean on, the depth of the connection between Joshen and Senna might not be obvious, or even visible here. Almost ten years after the release of Twilight, two things are clear YA PNR is here to stay and Amber Argyle will not be lacking fans anytime soon!


Mimi Smith