Review: A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

Title: A Witch in Winter
Author: Ruth Warburton
ISBN: 9781444904697
Publication: January 5th 2012 by Hodder Children’s Books
Received: Bought on Kindle
Links: Goodreads
Rating: 5 out of 5


Anna Winterson doesn’t know she’s a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power.

My Thoughts:

I picked up this book because of the pretty girl on the cover. She’s stunning, and the title of the book, completely amazing.

I began reading thinking that this book wasn’t like all the other books out there and I was right. It starts off with a girl moving into a haunted house in a new town, going to a new school, like every other book out there, but it quickly progresses into its own individuality.

Nobody wants to read the same book twice, even if it’s written by different authors, and has a different name.

Anna and Seth were kind of amazing characters. Anna is your everyday London girl, which is one of the things I loved about this. British slang is amazing. Any writer who regularly uses terms like “sod off” and “bollocks” and “loo” are golden in my books. In fact, Ruth Warburton used loos which is plural for toilets, and basically I love her because of it.

Yep, I love a writer because of toilets.

Anyway, the story isn’t your usual boy meets girl, girl swoons over boy, boy is a badass and doesn’t show he’s fallen for her until the end. This is kind of a surprise, in that emotions are raging throughout the book, there’s real magic, witches galore, and basically a story line that will have your heart pounding.

I was basically taken by this charming little book and I think everyone should read it. Fair warning though, the only thing that was disappointing about this book was the fact that it’s not regularly stocked in Chapters and Barnes and Noble I would suspect, so you may need to get your copy online.

Comments ( 3 )

  • Deborah A. says:

    Thanks for the review. I like that even though it starts off as a story we've all read before, it turns into something new. That can be hard to do nowadays.

  • Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue says:

    I think I've downloaded this one for my Nook…I read a few good reviews of it and wanted to give it a try. I have to say, I am VERY happy to hear you say that it isn't the typical tame witch story, nor the typical boy-meets-girl that is all the rage in YA these days. (I get SO tired of reading Twilight over and over and over again, yo.) Basically the way you described this tells me I

  • Belgie says:

    I will admit that there were moments of pure joy during this book, but there were also tears too. I didn't even realise I was crying until I felt hot wet tears run in rivulets down my cheeks. But in the end, I was left smiling.

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