The Last Witch is a fairy tale, but it doesn’t have the textbook happy ending. Emmeline is a poor farm girl who discovers that she has special powers that everyone seems to want to control, but she is betrothed to a prince in a country she has never heard of. When it’s time for her to marry him she isn’t sure she wants to be stuck married to some guy she doesn’t love just to unit the two countries. There are various villains in this book and it is sometimes hard to figure out who is really trying to manipulate her. It seems that all will not end well and her father may die if she doesn’t do as she is told. This is Emmeline’s journey to discover herself. As you read you can only hope and pray she will be able to marry the man she loves.
The characters are well described and life-like. I just had a hard time believing some of the story line. I also wondered why Emmeline never finished reading the Incenaga Witch book that was left for her in the library.
I must say that the story was well written with a graphic description of the story setting, often too descriptive making it hard for me to push forward with reading the story. I also questioned why a major character in the book watched from the sidelines, but seemed to be completely unaware of what was going on with Emmeline, even though the premise for him being there was to watch out for traitors. She also spent the majority of her time with him.
Overall, the book is a good read, especially for young adults. The characters are wholesome, but intriguing. As a reader I do not like a lot of flowery scene building. I loved the cover of this book as well. I give this book four stars and suggest you give The Last Witch a read. This author is talented and definitely has more literary material hidden inside of her. I can’t wait for part two.
This book given free for review.