A Witch In Winter – Ruth Warburton

A Witch in Winter - Winter TrilogyWhen love is tangled up in magic, how do you know what’s real?

I saw a review of this book on a reviewing blog on-line (http://www.books4teens.co.uk/), and I immediately knew that I had to read it!

I am so glad I did! It is such a great book!

The book is about Anna, a teenage girl, who has just moved from London to Winter, a small fishing village by the coast.

The story begins with the move which it is obvious Anna is unhappy about, as I am sure I would be in her situation.

The book then follows Anna’s beginnings in Winter, she worries about making new friends and fitting in when she begins the local school. She soon makes friends though, and then the book really starts to get interesting!

However, the main storyline is that of magic. This starts when Anna accidentally finds out that she is a witch when she casts a love spell for a joke with her friends.

This spell has consequences though, Anna realises what she has done and tries to remedy the problem. But it isn’t that simple, more problems come to light and soon everything changes for Anna…

Anna was an immediately likeable character, and she was also easy to relate to (not the witch part though). Seth, the main male character, was also a great character. Both of these main characters had depth and this made both characters seem very realistic.

The plot was great, the story developed well and kept me guessing for the most part, although at some points it was slightly predictable. The book also got me thinking about people and the way they act and how different influences change people.

I thought this book was brilliant, I would recommend this book to any readers who like a romance with a slight paranormal twist. This is definitely one of my favourite books of the year and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series “A Witch In Love”!