Today I’m reviwing The Memory Witch by Heather Topham Wood. Take a look and enter her rafflecopter below!
Series: The Memory Witch #1
Release Date: December 15th 2013
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Ten years ago, Quinn Jacobs’ mother made a bargain with a local witch—steal away Quinn’s memories from the first eight years of her life and in return, Quinn would spend a year in servitude to the witch.
On Quinn’s eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to leave her home and friends behind. For the next year, she’ll live at the Chadwick House, learning everything she needs to know about being a spellcaster. As her powers grow, Quinn begins to unravel the secrets of the past and the reason her mother was so desperate to conceal the horrifying truth.
It’s not often that I’m drawn into a story that I can’t put down. I’m a slow reader and take my time, maybe normally just reading a chapter a night. Not with The Memory Witch, though. I was immediately immersed in Wood’s rich world and didn’t want to leave it.
Her lead character, Quinn, is quite likeable and identifiable. She seems like a typical teen at the onset with the exception of her bizarre memory loss and the deal her mother has made with a powerful witch. She’s relate-able and real. I wanted to find out what her full story was.
Her life with the witch was also interesting and kept me wanting to read more and more to find out the truth. There are layers upon layers that I couldn’t wait to have revealed to me. What was the deal with Mason? Would they get together? Would she learn how to cast spells? And would she ever get her memory back?
All was revealed by the end, but it is definitely a dark end, not for the faint of heart. Make no mistake, Wood isn’t afraid to make her characters suffer.
Lovely characters, world and story. Looking forward to read more in this series!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl .
Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor’s degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.
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