Friday, June 7, 2013

[Review and Giveaway] The Underground Witch


The Underground Witch by Debbie Dee

Author: Debbie Dee

Publish Date: May 2, 2013 by Dolce Books, 293 pages

Rating: 4/5

Series: Incenaga Trilogy #2

Genre: Fantasy, YA paranormal romance




The Underground Witch is the second book in the Incenaga series, so be warned there are a few spoilers regarding the first book but I will try to keep it to a minimum.

Starting a few weeks after The Last Witch ended, our main character, Emmeline is about to get married to the Crown Prince Raymond. Emmeline is the last surviving Incenaga, or fire witch. With any type of flame around she's as dangerous as can be, especially when she's not in control.

An Incenaga can be controlled by another when they are forced to shine their eyes. However, only a few people know the method to make it work.

On the day of her wedding Emmeline is threatened by a foreign stranger before being kidnapped and taken to Griet. Here she endures many tortures, makes new friends and learns more about herself than ever before all while trying to fend off the King of Griet from controlling her power.

The author of this series, Debbie Dee, definitely won me over with the back blurb summaries on these books and I was not disappointed. The story is well written and flows very nicely.

I really love Emmeline's character. She's one touch chick but at the same time she's young a vulnerable. Dee did a great job making her character realistic and relatable. One thing I really like about the second book is the switching point of view. It's not in the first book and it's very slight in the second book, but I really like being able to see the story from another POV as it unfolds.

At some points the story does move a little slowly. The whole thing takes place over a matter of months and sometimes I just really wanted the action to hurry up and take place. In the end, all the waiting was worth it once the final face off comes in to play.

Overall, I enjoyed this book enough to give it four stars and put the third book on my TBR pile.

It's got magic, great characters and a far off land (forgot to mention that the world building is fantastic in these books as well). What more could a girl ask for? 

About Debbie Dee





Debbie Dee recently moved to southern Idaho with her husband and three children where she is learning how to be a country girl in her favorite pair of blue heels. She adores fairy tales and happy endings, but secretly crushes on the bad guy now and then. 

As a dedicated musician who practices way too much, she never expected writing would sweep her off her feet until she jotted down a scene from a daydream, which turned into two scenes, which turned into a messy house and her first novel. Since then she hasn’t been able to let a day go by without writing. 
In addition to writing, she plays the piano, harp, violin, and gets in frequent fights with her cello. She loves to read and play board games - when she is winning. 
Author links:

Get it here:


*Giveaway*

Debbie is giving away 5 e-copies of the first book in the series, The Last Witch. For those who haven't read it here's a little info: 

Summary

For generations the Incenaga Witches have been forced to use their power to fulfill the wishes of others until they are drained of their magic and left to die. Desperate to protect his infant daughter - the last surviving witch - Emmeline’s father escapes with her to the forests where he vows to keep her hidden from the world and from the truth.
Sixteen years later, Emmeline is discovered and finds herself in the grip of a traitor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means abusing her power until she dies. She is taken to a distant country and told she must marry the Crown Prince or her own country will be overtaken, its people slaughtered. But what sort of prince would marry a witch? And why would she be the difference between war and peace?

As she fights to regain her freedom, she is faced with a choice between a prince who offers a lifetime of security and a common gamekeeper who has no idea of her power, but offers his heart.

But who do you trust when your power can be used against you?

a Rafflecopter giveaway