Thursday, September 01, 2011

Review: Witch Song by Amber Argyle

Book Description via Goodreads:

Ebook, 319 pages
September 1, 2011, Rhemalda Publishing

The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.

Source: Rhemalda Publishing via Teen Book Scene (Thank you!)

My Thoughts:

Witch Song was different from the books that I usually read. I’m used to reading dark witch novels. But this one wasn’t really dark. It was light but it preserved the adventure and the drama. It was full of wonder, magic and innocence that radiated from the main character, Brusenna (aka Senna.)

Senna’s growth as a person and as a witch was evident throughout the novel. From knowing little, being harmed and continuously threatened she became a witch who was sure of her powers. I loved seeing her grow as a character. The Senna in the beginning of the novel was so different from the Senna after the story. In her journey, she was accompanied by Joshen, her guardian. They went through a lot of obstacles and faced danger. Protective and sweet, Joshen added spice to the novel.

The first few chapters of the book reminded me of Crystal Bones. The medieval influence was evident in the novel and it was combined with a world of magic – the world of witches. Although it may sound typical, it was never predictable, never dull. Each destination in the novel had its own traits to brag about. The diverse characters gave life to the world of Witch Song.

What I loved the most was Argyle’s twist in the witch mythology. She connected witchcraft to nature. The existence of witches has been justified with the roles that they perform on earth. The spells in Witch Song were in couplet or poem form. They were so original, far from the usual Latin incantations present in YA books.

Witch Song has magic, adventure, danger and drama, a breath of fresh air and a perfect read for YA paranormal romance readers. With a smooth plot and beautiful writing, readers will fall inlove with this debut. 



  1. I've been curious about this book for quite sometime. Fab review. I think I would enjoy this.

  2. :) You made my day. So happy you enjoyed. :)

  3. I so can't wait to read this!! I love when there's a lot of growth with the heroine within the first novel and I'm so intrigued to learn more about the style of witchcraft used in this. Plus Joshen sounds so sweet! Fantastic reviw, Precious. Can't wait to dive into this! :)

  4. This sounds lovely, especially using the true origins of witchcraft (nature) in the plotline. Thanks for the wonderful review!