Review: Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Mierek

Welcome to another week.  Today I have a lovely young adult fantasy that weaves through time with expertise.  This is a book that will have you guessing what will happen next.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.  Have a great week ahead!

23351890Book Blurb:

Everyone in Arnn – a small farming town with more legends than residents – knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.

Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.

How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?

Review:

Honoria has just moved to Arnn with her brother, aunt and uncle.  Her parents just passed away from the Twin Towers collapse.  She doesn’t realize what she has come upon in the supposed haunted forest.  As she learns more about those who have disappeared and her own experiences with Witchwood Hollows she can’t help but begin to believe what all of Arnn has figured out.  Will Honoria be able to survive the hollow or will the witch take another?

This was an entertaining fantasy novel.  I really enjoyed the story’s weaving between times.  The characters were well developed and by the end you saw how they grew through their trials.  The descriptions of the surroundings was very vivid.  It draws in a reader and allows you put yourself in those woods too.  In the end, I thought it was a good book, but I didn’t like how it ended.  I am all for a good twist, but this felt a little pointless and didn’t feel like it fit the story well.  I would recommend this for anyone looking for a new fantasy that will take you on an interesting ride.

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