SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU...
Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom...and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle's personal magic weapon—a Shadowblade—and she's lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before....
The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home. Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances—including one with a rival witch's Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him—and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right—if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is...
I really enjoyed reading this book! I've been meaning to read it for a while, but I only now got a chance to actually read it. And it was just so fantastic! I enjoyed the world, the characters, the writing, and I can't wait to read more!
Max didn't want, doesn't want this life. She was friends with her roommate, she answered positives to questions-and then she was a slave to her roommate, who inflicted a lot of pain on Max, enough that Max now makes pain a strength. Yeah, I wouldn't want to be in her position!
This world of witches, and the Guardians who want humanity gone-and to have the witches do so, yeah, so fascinating! I know it's going to be the 3rd book or so, maybe the end of the 2nd, before that actually happens, but there's still these first 2 books, where things are fairly normal and hidden, though there are some battles!
That ending was pretty brutal! I want to know what's going to happen next! That Max is going to work with Giselle, to make more Shadowblades and Sunspears, that's a hard decision. But it's better than going on with few numbers in this war. Yeah.
Absolutely fantastic book, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis
Series: Horngate Witches #1
Read: April 25th, 2017
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WTC Book!
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: October 27th 2009