Thursday, October 29, 2015

Skeletor's Thoughts on Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jessica Elizabeth

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Title: Escape from Witchwood Hollow

Author: Jessica Elizabeth

Published: Curiosity Quills Press

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.

Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.


Thoughts: Spanning over three different time periods 3 women’s stories overlap to create an interesting history and story to the witch. I am sucker for any story with a witch but I get bored with historical fiction. I thought the story was ok, it was slow and you can tell that the author was young when they wrote it. The main character lost her parents in 9/11 and spirals out of control from there trying to deal with the loss. The whole 9/11 aspect was not necessary and it felt like any tragedy would have worked in its place but the author wanted to be edgy. I found the story slow moving and not as entertaining as I wished. The magic and witchcraft was more historical and less paranormal. I feel like it could use some good editing.

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