Hello Ink Drinkers and welcome to my leg of the tour for Turn the Page Tour’s The Witch Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith. I want to thank Turn the Page Tours and Simon & Schuster for a copy of this book as well as The Witch Haven. This does not affect my review in any way. My opinions are my own.
Months after the devastating battle between the Sons of St. Druon and the witches of Haxahaven, Frances has built a quiet, safe life for herself, teaching young witches and tending the garden within the walls of Haxahaven Academy. But one thing nags; her magic has begun to act strangely. When an opportunity to visit Paris arises, Frances jumps at the chance to go, longing for adventure and seeking answers about her own power.
Once she and her classmates Maxine and Lena reach the vibrant streets of France, Frances learns that the spell she used to speak to her dead brother has had terrible consequences—the veil between the living and the dead has been torn by her recklessness, and a group of magicians are using the rift for their own gain at a horrifying cost.
To right this wrong, and save lives and her own magical powers, Frances must hunt down answers in the parlors of Parisian secret societies, the halls of the Louvre, and the tunnels of the catacombs. Her only choice is to team up with the person she swore she’d never trust again, risking further betrayal and her own life in the process.
First off, can I say how grateful I am that this book started right where it left off? I mean.. kisses to he most high. We jumped right back into the story and it sweeps you away back into that magical space. Paris, the magical school, Francis Maxine and Lena right?
Ok, this book was almost a solid 4 stars for me. But the last 35% of the book ruined that. Let me explain. Flynn, yes, absolutely, all the things. Yeah he killed Francis’ brother, but what morally gray character hasn’t done something shady and then received their redemption from it?
Olli.. the nice guy. Anyone else feel like even from the first book, that he and Francis relationship felt forced. Like Francis was making herself like/love him because her feelings were hurt over Flynn? No? Just me? Ok.
There’s still some things that I didn’t quite understand like the veil, it’s origins and things surrounding that but otherwise the first 65% of the book was solid. Beautifully written, and extremely engaging.
But… that last bit… oh that last bit. All I have to ask is why? We started so strong, just to end it on a lie? I don’t understand… Le sigh.