The Witch of Luna Hill by Neel Kay
(The Witch of Luna Hill #1)
Publication date: February 14th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Synopsis: A year ago, Aia was found dead in a lake. Fortunately, her rescuer managed to resuscitate her. But how she ended up in the water in the first place, she doesn’t remember. Actually, she doesn’t remember one single thing about her old life from before she died.
Now she lives her monotone life by the edge of the Great Forest in which she works hard day in and day out. Up there in Northland beyond the mountains, the war against supernatural beings, humans with strange abilities and all who side with them isn’t quite as visible as in the rest of Bragimark.
But when she meets Merian Storm, a privileged student trying to escape her dysfunctional family and the memory of the man she loved, Aia is jerked out of her comfort zone and thrown into a journey across the haunted mountains in search of her past.
When entering Merian’s war-torn home in the south, Aia’s role in the war becomes significant and so does her presence in the lives of the Storm family and vice versa – especially Merian’s rogue brother.
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Review: I'm back with another paranormal novel to share with you. While it is stated as paranormal, I like to think of it more as fantasy. I know they fall under mostly the same category, but something makes me feel better about it when I can say fantasy instead. (I'm weird, I know. Like I already said though, I can't help but think of Twilight when I hear paranormal, and that's not always the best thing!). While fantasy still is not my favorite genre, and I am not sure that I could read it all of the time, I did really enjoy this book. Kay did a great job of creating strong female characters, a believable world, and relationships that seemed incredibly realistic.
Going into this book, I did know that it was the first part of a series. I like to look up information on Goodreads if it is a book that I do not know much about. I have been reading a lot of indie authors lately, so I like to look up information on them as well. (I can't stress how great it is to read indie author's books, they are incredible. You should pick them up if you're currently not into reading any!). I believe that I went into the book a littler differently than I may have otherwise because I knew that it was a series. I knew I probably would not get all of the information in the first book, and I was perfectly okay with that.
I really did enjoy the beginning of this story. It was interesting to meet Aia, a girl who had supposedly died in a lake but was brought back to life by a stranger. Unfortunately, she did not remember anything about her life before the accident occurred, and she is left to rebuild everything that she knows. That left me feeling for the character, as I think that anyone would in that situation. Kay through in so much action and twists and turns that I did not want to put the book down, and that is a very good sign for me.
Of course, the book was not perfect, though we would be hard pressed to find one that is. The language was a bit rough at some points, and I feel like there were some places in the story that could have been more detailed or written more clearly. Overall, I really did enjoy this book though, and I look forward to continuing the series to see what happens to the characters next.
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Neel Kay lives with her husband and two kids in rural surroundings in the south of Denmark, not far from the German border. She’s a trained milliner, studied English at university, and now works a day job as a web editor. But she’s been writing always.
Love coffee, scarves and sea views. Oh, and butt-kicking heroines who know how to swing a sword and aren’t afraid to get a little dirty.
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