Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Posted June 3, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review, Giveaway / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia BoeckerThe Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Series: The Witch Hunter
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on June 2nd 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.


The Witch Hunter is a book filled with twists, turns, betrayal and friendship.

It looks like friendship is the theme this week.  Elizabeth finds herself surrounded by people who have every right to hate her, but help her find herself and the truth.

Elizabeth is pretty fierce. She can kick butt without much effort.  She doesn’t trust others easily, but can be grateful for help when she receives it.  Having your world turned upside down can definitely make you question everyone.  I admire her loyalty to do what she’s agreed to, and how much danger she puts herself in while trying to complete her task.

I liked the premise of magic in this book. The way it’s described gave me a Harry Potter feel, but with different elements.  There’s still so much I would love to learn about the magic in this setting

George may be my favorite secondary character.  He knows when to be serious, and when to lighten the mood.  And his sarcasm is pretty great.

I did feel like the romance aspect of it was kind of choppy, but it didn’t really have a huge impact in the story.

I want to get lost in this world again and will continue with this series.





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Katrina @ Bookish Things

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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