Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Witch Rising (Witch Song #2.5) by Amber Argyle

Series: Witch Song #2.5
28p.
ebook only
Publisher: Starling
Available Now
Source: From the author for review
A ship burns, sinking into the dark sea. There is only one survivor—a child hunted for the power of her song. Hidden away on an isolated island, Lilette buries her power deep, convinced it caused the deaths of those she loves. 
But she can’t run from who she is. And when her secret is revealed, the only thing that can save her is her song. It’s time to rise up and become what she was always meant to be: the most powerful witch ever born.

My thoughts:
I have read the other 2 books in this series, Witch Song and Witch Born. I was surprised that this series went on as the other 2 books were complete. This novella is really a prequel to the upcoming Witch Fall and this really stars a whole new main character. Therefore you can start with this book if you wish and not be lost. Those that have read the other 2 books will find themselves in the same world.

Although this is very short, it really does introduce the new character, Lilette well. We understand what happened to her and how she was in the situation we find her in the upcoming Witch Fall. You don't need to read this one to fall into the new book, but I really recommend it as it does seem to really set the stage for the new book. These are the kind of novellas I do enjoy. The kind that give us insight to the story we are engaged.

I give this book 4 stars. I recommend the novella for those that are fans of this series and I recommend the series to those that enjoy a good witchy tale. :)

23 comments:

  1. Oh I didn't she did a novella for this series. I think I have one book but haven't read it yet. It's really short but it sounds really nice.

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    1. It ends up being a prequel for the next part of this series. :)

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  2. Ooh, I was just talking to a friend of mine that there don't seem to be any good witch books in my TBR, so this is going straight on. Thanks for introducing me to this serie, Melissa! :)

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    1. I've really enjoyed this series. You might really like it.

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  3. I like the novellas that are bridges between books. Just enough to tide you over with maybe a little more (like a new character).

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  4. Novellas in general are growing on me, but I like that more and more authors are writing these more plot-significant novellas, the ones that are pieces of an established series and give us insights we don't find in the other books. I like them better than stand-alone novellas where I just don't get enough time with the characters:)

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    1. I don't love standalone novellas either. Just too short to really capture your attention.

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  5. I need to read this series! Novellas have been disappointing me lately, but the ones I prefer best introduce new characters to a beloved series, or further the plot along in some way. I think I'd enjoy this is I read the books and got into the series first. Glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. The novella actually really captured my attention. Plus it helped that I had the next one ready.

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  6. I don't think I've ever even heard of this series, which makes me feel a bit embarassed. Like Keertana, I'm always on the lookout for a decent witch read, so I'll go add the first one on GR.

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  7. I have little patience for novellas these days, and I refuse to spend more than a dollar on one. I don't know if this is for me or not since it is so short.

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  8. I got the first book in this series ages ago! I really need to find some time to read it!

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  9. Oooo, I still have to read the first! And a novella too. You know how much I love novella's in a series. :)

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  10. These books are on my wishlist and I didn't realize this starts a new character..wonderful review!

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  11. I love meeting a new character or getgting to know another better in novellas, such fun

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  12. I didn't read this series, though that doesn't mean I won't. I might even have the first one, somewhere. I didn't know they were such a good witchy tale. I am going to have to unearth them and read them. Meanwhile....I'll wet my whistle on this one! Sounds good!

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  13. Sounds very good, adding it to my wishlist. And why are there only black fishes to feed today?

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  14. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I love writing novellas because they don't take a whole year to write, but can be a lot of fun.

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