Teen ice witch Winter Rose-Thorne barely escapes witch hunters before finding herself in danger once again, after a children's broom flying contest goes terribly awry... When High Priestess Rose-Thorne bets her granddaughter Winter's womb in a broom flying contest and loses, Winter wonders where the real danger lies: from the witch hunters she fled from the far north, or her shady grandmother.Given until Yule to reverse the outcome, Winter becomes increasingly mistrustful of the High Priestesses of Springfield. She finds solace with new friends, including Turmeric, a fire witch of the Wormwood clan. He warms Winter's frozen heart, but their love defies the Segregation Curse of Old, cast by the Elders to preserve ancient bloodlines. Can they find a way around the Segregation Curse of Old to be together?As the Winter Solstice nears, will she unravel the true motives behind her grandmother's bet, and reverse the outcome of the broom flying contest in time? Or will she agree to her fate and remain barren?
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April L Wood is a debut author, book blogger for A Well Read Woman Blog, an author interviewer, a professional beta reader, and a caffeinated book reviewer. When she is not glued to her computer or pressing her nose in a book, she is busy obsessing over her gardens to the point of insanity, feeding wildlife, and propagating her ever-growing collection of African violets. She lives in a beautiful historic Tudor-Colonial filled to the brim with her family, two cats, and three dogs.
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Winter's Curse based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book is amazing. Winter, the main character, is adorable from the start. You really feel for her as her family is hunted and has to relocate from Antartica, or wherever their land of ice and snow was. Immediately, Winter is thrust into a new school with witches from other clans, which always seem to be in conflict with each other. Winter falls for a boy from a different clan and they're forbidden to be with each other and literally burn each other's lips when they kiss. Their relationship is truly heart-warming. I also liked how the author created these various clans and her own version of witchcraft, which is largely based on real witchcraft. It's urban fantasy, but it's also fantastic world building, just the same. I can't wait to read the second book in the series.
A great read! In this YA, coming-of-age tale about witches, Winter Rose-Thorne escapes Witch Hunters only to discover that her safe haven isn't all that it's cracked up to be when her grandmother wagers her womb in a broom flying contest. A sweet, yet forbidden romance follows and the two teens are in a race against time to reclaim what was stolen from Winter. I enjoyed the sensory details, first person pov, and the magical world that the author created. Highly recommended for fans of fantasy, and lovers of witches, spells, and magic.