Author: Virginia Boecker

Review: The Chase

Posted August 29, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

Review: The ChaseThe Chase by Virginia Boecker
Series: The Witch Hunter #1.5
Published by Little on August 9th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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A witch and a revenant. One full of life, the other technically dead. Fifer and Schuyler's relationship is nothing if not unusual. Some might even call it ill-advised. But try as they might to push each other away, something keeps bringing them back together.
Then a force stronger than their attraction comes between them: Lord Blackwell, the Inquisitor and most powerful man in Anglia. He sends Schuyler on a mission--a mythical sword, rumored to make its owner invincible, lies somewhere in Anglia and it's Schuyler's job to find it.
Meanwhile, left behind in Harrow with her studies, Fifer can't help but worry what's become of her undead paramour. Schuyler's been missing for weeks and Fifer may be the one who can--or who cares enough to--find him.

If you read my King Slayer review, then you might remember me mentioned just how much I love Fifer and Schuyler. So, it stands to reason that I was definitely counting down the days until The Chase released. And boy, was it satisfying. I loved getting inside Fifer and Schuyler’s heads, and their connection was so fascinating to explore. I adored how closely this story tied in with both The Witch Hunter and The King Slayer. I thought the time period in which this story spanned was perfect, although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want the entire series retold from Fifer and Schuyler’s perspective. I don’t think I can say that I love these two enough. They’re addicting. So addicting that I think I read this novella about, say….10 times in the first week of its release. Honestly, if you liked Fifer and Schuyler in The Witch Hunter series, then you’re going to fall in love with them with this novella. And if you already loved them, well then, get ready for a new obsession.

What do you think?

Did you read The Chase? How do Fifer and Schuyler stack up against your OTPs?

five-stars
Emily
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Review: The King Slayer

Posted August 25, 2016 by Emily in Review / 1 Comment

Review: The King SlayerThe King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
Series: The Witch Hunter #2
Published by Little on June 14th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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“I think, in time, you’ll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory.”
Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule—namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.
Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth’s strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she’ll go to save those she loves.

What a way to end a series. I absolutely adored The Witch Hunter, and The King Slayer did not disappoint. I successfully avoided my responsibilities and read it in a day…and it was totally worth it. As always, the characters are incredible and watching them change throughout this duology was a joy. We see characters face challenges they never could have foreseen and navigating situations they never thought they’d face. My only complaint is the outcome for one King Malcolm (who I thought got off wayyyyy too easily). But the rest of the characters and the heart-racing plot made that issue minuscule. In fact, I almost forgot to mention it. Personally, throughout the book, I fell even more in love with Fifer and Schuyler. Seriously, I think they might be my new OTP. (Which made the release of the novella detailing their story even more exciting!). Overall, The King Slayer was an incredibly satisfying end to The Witch Hunter world, and it’s left me crossing my fingers for another adventure in this world sometime soon.

What do you think?

Have you read The King Slayer? What did you think? Did you prefer the The Witch Hunter or The King Slayer?

four-half-stars
Emily
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The Witch Hunter [Review]

The Witch Hunter [Review]

Posted March 11, 2016 by Emily in Review / 4 Comments

my thoughts Wow, oh wow: a book that compares itself to Game of Thrones within the description’s first sentence? Color me intrigued. When I first heard about this book, I remember thinking, “Well this sounds like it will be right up my alley.” And it was, although not entirely in the way I originally bargained for. […]

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