Today is the final day of the Bewitching Hannah book tour! I’m lucky enough to be providing you all a review of Bewitching Hannah by Leigh Goff today. (To see what happened on the rest of the tour follow this link https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/09/virtual-book-tour-schedule-bewitching.html)
You can read the synopsis and the EXCERPT of Bewitching Hannah on the Blog Tour post!
I was provided a copy of Bewitching Hannah in exchange for an honest review. Click to see my rating system.
I found out about Bewitching Hannah on a Facebook page, and the description reeled me in. It has been a long time since the last time I read about the supernatural. It also is a nice change of pace from the dystopian books I’ve been reading.
Bewitching Hannah follows Hannah whose parents have died and is going to live with her Aunt in Annapolis. She has been trying to suppress her magical powers, but nothing can compete against fate. She learns of a prophecy that states of the death of one witch at the hands of another. Hannah must learn to control her magic before the prophecy comes into play.
This book is a good read about a witch going through self-discovery while handling everyday life. Here is my review.
Things I Like:
From the very first page, I knew I would like Hannah. She came off as spunky but stubborn and I loved it. I cheered her on through every difficulty she faced and was disappointed when she didn’t believe in herself (luckily that was only through the beginning part of the book).
The detail in this book is great! I feel immersed in the places that the author writes about. Between the actual place and the supernatural events that are conjured, I feel it as if I were there. Also, the different emotions between the characters are well described. Whether it was friends, family, love, hate, and everything in between, I could feel the emotions that the characters felt. I enjoyed the depth the author went into for this book.
There are a lot of action scenes in Bewitching Hannah. Some are minor, but all lead up to the final battle. I enjoy the way each of these scenes are written. They were subtle but also extremely powerful. You could see the intensity grow with each scene.
Things I Don’t Like:
At the very beginning, everyone is cryptic. No one wants to tell Hannah what is going on. Instead, she finds out when it is convenient, or when everything is going downhill. If I read that ‘it’s not important right now,’ one more time I probably would’ve rated this book half a star lower. Lucky for everyone, halfway through the book, this no longer is an issue.
This book takes place in an area surrounded by people with varying supernatural abilities. However, no one talks about this. It felt like an unsaid rule that no one talked about their abilities. It is weird and feels very awkward.
Now I had an ebook copy of this book. Maybe it is formatted correctly for the physical copy. I’m not sure. There were times that a paragraph would randomly split. Other times the section break image is of a raven and it is randomly put into the text. It didn’t matter if the section did break or not. The raven would just be in the text.
Overall, Bewitching Hannah is a magical journey into self-discovery. Hannah and the other characters are well developed, and the writing style keeps me intrigued. The action scenes are just the right amount of action and suspense. I can’t wait to read more by Leigh Goff! I give Bewitching Hannah. . .
Meet the Author:
Writing Enchanting Ever-Afters ♥
Leigh Goff grew up in Maryland where she resides today. Her writing is inspired by an eclectic childhood, a vivid imagination, and compelling historical events. After taking several writing courses in college and attending professional writing workshops after she graduated from the University of Maryland, she joined the Maryland Writers’ Association and Romance Writers of America.
Connect with the Author:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2vjgNpt
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9819621.Leigh_Goff
Publisher Website: http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com
Author Website: http://leighgoff.com/author/leighgoff/
Thanks, Sapphyrias Book Promotions for including me on the book tour! And thanks, Leigh Goff, Mirror World Publishing, and Sapphyrias Book Promotions for providing me a copy of Bewitching Hannah!
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