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Book Tour/Review: Witch of Ware Woods by Sonja F. Blanco

Book Details

Format: Paperback, 402 pages
Series: Witch of Ware Woods, Book One
Publication: October 19, 2021 by Five & Three Press LLC.
Synopsis: Dark secrets. Dangerous power. And a fate bound to a forest entwined with magic.
Eighteen-year-old Sara is not normal, and she’s losing her grip on hiding her inexplicable power. Hunted by a dark witch and facing devastating losses, Sara finds refuge in Ware Woods—a spellbinding forest protected by witches, shapeshifters . . . and thorny secrets. Here she discovers true magic and an electric connection with Thomas, a wickedly charming and equally headstrong witch from a dangerous family.
But Sara is an outsider who has brought darkness and a fatal prophecy to the forest. To prove she belongs in Ware Woods, Sara is tested and pushed to master new magics, all while concealing the monstrous force that makes her undeniably different.
As the dark witch closes in on her and an insidious blight threatens Ware Woods, Sara must release her full power—and either save the forest and everyone she loves or destroy everything.
Witch of Ware Woods is a contemporary paranormal fantasy filled with fast-paced wonder, fierce characters, deadly magic, forbidden romance, and a world so fresh you can smell the pine trees.

My Thoughts

Rating: ★★★★☆
If you’re looking for a unique, page-turning YA fantasy, this is the book for you! There were only a few times that I started to wander from it because I was starting to get restless, but I was sucked back in almost immediately after getting bored. Other than that, this is a really strong debut and beginning to the series!
I really liked the author’s writing style. It was engaging – other than a few parts – and made it easy to picture everything perfectly. My main concern going into it was the world-building because I always struggle with fantasy if it’s not done a certain way, but I loved how Blanco did it! The shorter chapters are also something I loved, though that’s just a weird personal preference I have.
I loved the characters in this! There were several of them, and at first it was a bit difficult to keep up with them all, but they were all so well-written. They felt realistic, and I just really enjoyed reading about them. I can’t wait to see more of them in the next book!
Disclaimer: I received a finished copy of this book via Love Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet the Author

Sonja F. Blanco grew up in New England where she ran barefoot through the woods, chased lightning bugs, tapped maple trees for syrup, and built towering snow castles.
Having an ancestor that was hung as a witch, Sonja is naturally drawn to all things magical and fantastical—trees and cemeteries in particular.
At 5’2” she is often caught climbing tables, chairs, and small children to reach the upper shelves. She likes coffee and tea equally, both of which most certainly contributed to her diminutive stature.
Witty comics easily amuse her, as do heavily jowled Hell Hounds that talk in their sleep.
She writes fantasy as if it were real, because believing makes it so.
Connect with Sonja: Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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