by Jordan Elizabeth
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Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Fantasy, Witches, YA
Paperback: 180 pages
Honoria slid her pencil tip over the textured paper, angling the graphite to shade her drawn tree.
Everyone in Arnn - a small farming town with more legends than residents - knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn.
In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid. Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises. To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch's next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman's madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?
I found this to be a light witch-y tale perfect for getting into the Halloween mood.
There are flashbacks into history and flash forwards to the present that eventually gel in the end and leaves you with an a-ha moment.
Not too spooky or scary. However, can make you leery before walking in the woods.
About the author:
When she’s not creating art or searching for lost history in the woods, she’s updating her blog. Jordan is the president of the Utica Writers Club. She roams Central New York, but she loves to travel.
* review copy courtesy of author
* part of the R.I.P. X challenge (here)