Rating: 4 stars
If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned.
If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.
Meg Lytton has always known she is different—that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practise witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of Elizabeth, rightful heir to the English throne.
With witchfinder Marcus Dent determined to have Meg’s hand in marriage, and Meg’s own family conspiring against the English queen, there isn’t a single person Meg can trust. Certainly not the enigmatic young Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, despite her undeniable feelings. But when all the world turns against her, Meg must open her heart to a dangerous choice.
The Secret Circle meets The Other Boleyn Girl in Witchstruck, the first book of the magical Tudor Witch trilogy.
Witchstruck is a book that I have been anticipating for a long time – I first saw it when it came out in the UK and was instantly intrigued. With the US release, I was very excited to finally be reading it. Witchstruck was an enticing look at history and I am excited to continue Meg’s story in the sequel!
Meg is such an intriguing character – I really loved her spunk and determination. Paired with Alejandro, the pair of them was so neat.
The stakes are high in Witchstruck! There is never a dull moment. It starts a bit slower, and leads up to a much more intense plot. The end seemed a little abrupt, but I do get that there is another book coming.
Basically, fans of historical fantasy will adore Witchstruck. It was a fantastic debut, and while it had a few flaws, overall, I found it to be a complete win.