(The Witch of Luna Hill #1)
Publication date: February 14th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
A year ago, Aia was found dead in a lake. Fortunately, her rescuer managed to resuscitate her. But how she ended up in the water in the first place, she doesn’t remember. Actually, she doesn’t remember one single thing about her old life from before she died.
Now she lives her monotone life by the edge of the Great Forest in which she works hard day in and day out. Up there in Northland beyond the mountains, the war against supernatural beings, humans with strange abilities and all who side with them isn’t quite as visible as in the rest of Bragimark.
But when she meets Merian Storm, a privileged student trying to escape her dysfunctional family and the memory of the man she loved, Aia is jerked out of her comfort zone and thrown into a journey across the haunted mountains in search of her past.
When entering Merian’s war-torn home in the south, Aia’s role in the war becomes significant and so does her presence in the lives of the Storm family and vice versa – especially Merian’s rogue brother.
Two girls, completely different have been brought together to help their war-torn region. Aia, who can not remember anything from more than a year ago, not even her real name, has been given a powerful weapon that might help end the war. But what secrets does her locked memory hold? Merian is a rough and tumble social outcast at her school who begged a friend, Birk, to spend the summer at his uncle's house in Thunder Rock rather than face her saddened mother. Merian's mother takes her frustration out on Merian ever since Merian's brother, Lyder joined the opposing forces, the greys.
This fantasy had me completely absorbed! A fast-paced and exciting adventure that kept me interested throughout the whole story. The suspense and mysteries of Aia's past were intriguing. I enjoyed that there were two powerful female points of view. Although Merian is figuring out a rough family life and Aia does not know her past, both women have a strong sense of self and throughout the novel, develop even more. There is a romance component to this story, it didn't bother me but the fantasy and adventure can stand by itself. I loved the world of Bragimark and the magic within, the world-building was beautifully done and I could picture the forests, mountains and cliffs that Merian and Aia's perilous adventures took place on. The ending was absolutely riveting, and very twisty. The cliff-hanger, to-be-continued ending left me wanting to read the next installment right away.
Introvert, creative, awkward.
Neel Kay lives with her husband and two kids in rural surroundings in the south of Denmark, not far from the German border. She’s a trained milliner, studied English at university, and now works a day job as a web editor. But she’s been writing always.
Love coffee, scarves and sea views. Oh, and butt-kicking heroines who know how to swing a sword and aren’t afraid to get a little dirty.
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