Monday, August 8, 2011
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
His father has died, his mother is a bit mad, he has two sisters to raise and now the witches want them for their coven...
Antheneum Books for Young Readers, a Simon & Schuster imprint, gave me an egalley of this book for review. It will be hitting the bookstores at the end of this month. Add it to you TBR list so you don't miss it!
This is a very well written young adult novel that I found interesting, unusual, and intriguing to read. It is the story of two warring nationalities: The Witchlanders and the Baens. It's also the story of two young men who find their families and friends are not all what they seem. One is Baen and one is Witchlander, but they are drawn to each other and want to stop the bloodshed and trouble between their peoples. It's hard to do, though, when you're sworn enemies, your own people lie to you, and neither one of you can find refuge.
The storyline is fresh, the secrets of the past are old, and life is very dangerous for Ryder and Falpion both. The action, drama, and danger make the book a fast read because you don't want to set it down; you want to see what happens next!
The best part is that the story isn't over yet. This book is finished, but I'm sure we'll see more of the main characters in at least one more book, if not more. And I'll be watching for the next book in the series, too.
Written for ages 12+, I found this a delightful read at my age. Why not get a copy for yourself and see what you think?