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Book Review: Witchlight by J.S. Watts

Witchlight by J.S. Watts 

Synopsis:
Holly has been mortal all her life. Now at thirty-eight, her fairy godfather arrives to tell her she’s a witch, and suddenly she's having to come to terms with the uncertainties of an alarmingly magic-fuelled world. Magic is not like it is in the books and films, and Holly starts to doubt whether her fairy godfather, Partridge Mayflower, is the fey, avuncular charmer he appears. 

When appearances are magically deceptive, Holly cannot afford to trust those closest to her, including herself. Accidents start to happen, people die, Old Magic is on the hunt, but in the age-old game of cat and mouse, just who is the feline and who is the rodent?


About the Author:
J.S. WattsJ.S.Watts was born in London and now lives and writes in East Anglia. In between, she read English at Somerville College, Oxford and spent many years working in the UK education sector.
Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in a variety of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia and the States and have been broadcast on BBC and independent Radio. She has been Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide Magazine and, for a brief while until its demise, Poetry Editor for Ethereal Tales. Her debut poetry collection, "Cats and Other Myths" and subsequent multi-award nominated poetry pamphlet, "Songs of Steelyard Sue" are published by Lapwing Publications. Her novels, "A Darker Moon" - a dark literary fantasy and "Witchlight" - a paranormal tale with a touch of romance, are published by Vagabondage Press.

My Review:
I read this book not for the cover, which I was not a fan of, but because the author was giving out a few copies for honest reviews. Here is my honest review....This is a well crafted unique fairy tale!
I was captured by the book from the first chapter. The book was not fast paced in the beginning nor was it full of suspense for the first half but the world building was the feature that hooked me.  About half way through the book the suspense and pace picks up tenfold. I truly enjoyed the paranormal aspect of the book and how the author so greatly described the world and magic. I found the magic and characters unique from other books in this genre. I thought the main character Holly was likable, simple, and realistic. I liked the dynamic between Holly and Partridge they were both well crafted. I loved the way the story was crafted it was an easy entertaining read. The ending will not leave you hanging but I do want more from these characters and world. (I AM A SERIES JUNKIE!)The The author really knows how to write! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal and fairy tale books!

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