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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

{Blog Tour} HEDGE WITCH by Simon Kewin -- with giveaway and review!



Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin
Publication date: April 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she’s being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures of necromancy that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn’t know the undain need her blood to survive. She doesn’t even know she’s a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn’t know a lot, really, but all that’s about to change.

At Manchester Central Library she’s caught up in sudden, horrific violence. In the chaos she’s handed an old book that’s been hidden there and told to run, hide the book or destroy it. It contains all the secrets of the undains’ existence. They and their human servants want to find that as much as they want Cait.

What’s more, she learns that the fate of two worlds is at stake here. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or just hope it all goes away.

It’s only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time …



I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was offered or accepted.

As soon as I read the synopsis and saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to request to be on this tour! Magic? Check. Punk looking protagonist? Check. Modern witches? Check!

The action starts off from the very beginning when a girl visits her grandmother at her grandmother's place of work, the library. A quick trip to the basement becomes an attack and a near fatal encounter and from there the action rolls! From one parallel world to ours, the story was an intriguing one and made you read on. I had to reread a few bits as I found the transitions a bit confusing at times, but not so much so that I was discouraged from reading on! I liked how after expelling energy to use magic, the witch/magic user was drained. It reminded me of my video games and how you have to pool energy/power, which is more sensible than an endless source of power.

All of the characters were interesting and varied from both the "good" side and the "bad" side. The action kept moving and Cait was a refreshing protagonist with gumption! I can't wait to read more!  

Want to sample some of Simon Kewin's writings?! He has a great deal right now. There is a HEDGE WITCH sampler aaaaaaaannnddddddd free short stories! :) 

Hedge Witch Sampler

Witching Hour short stories


Simon was born on the misty Isle of Man but now lives deep in the English countryside with his wife and two daughters.
He writes science fiction and fantasy as well as some stories that can’t make their minds up.
Find out more on his website at simonkewin.co.uk.



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