The Witch Hunter

The Witch Hunter

Book - 2015
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"Set in an alternative 16th-century England, Elizabeth Grey is the only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters. When she's framed for being a witch herself, Elizabeth finds freedom at the hands of the world's most wanted wizard and her loyalties are tested"--
Publisher: New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316327008
Branch Call Number: YA BOE
Characteristics: 360 p. :,map ;,22 cm

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Watermelody Feb 13, 2019

An excellent read. It took me a while to get into first-person present tense, but the high-tier banter and connections between side-characters drew me in nevertheless.

IndyPL_BethP Jan 15, 2019

Set in an alternative version of England in the 16th Century, Elizabeth Grey is the only female Witch Hunter in the kingdom of Anglia. Witches are not only feared, they are put to death for practicing magic, and it’s the Witch Hunters who bring them to “justice”. However, when Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she finds herself very alone, until an unlikely ally helps her escape. As she recovers from her ordeal, the world around her is no longer the halls of the palace, but the house of someone she considers her enemy. As she regains her strength, she begins to see who the real enemy is, and what she needs to do.

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kevinaprilmackie
May 07, 2018

Unbelievable and as far from skilled writing as I have ever seen in my life. The narration is first person, and the young female character, who is a witch hunter, has been accused of being a witch and sentenced to execution because she is carrying herbs that will prevent her getting pregnant from the king, who has forced her to have repeated sex with her. Yet, when she escapes prison, apparently she never thinks about her repeated rape by the king or how she only went to herbs to protect herself from pregnancy. No mention ever again of her rape or her persecution by the married king, or how this forced her to seek herbs to prevent pregnancy. This inconsistency is so jarring that as much as I tried to read and get into the story, the stark fact that in first person especially an author would ignore this huge aspect of characterization is unbelievable. And the positive reviews from the critics are even more unbelievable. There is something rotten here, and this novel stinks.

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evami12
May 28, 2016

This book is very good! I couldn't put it down.

aldem2001 Jun 11, 2015

I love it so far, it reminds me of a game though.

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aldem2001 Jun 12, 2015

Elizabeth, a loyal witch hunter standing by Blackwell's side, thanks to Caleb training. Elizabeth thought she knew perfectly well that she was a respecting- and girly- witch hunter until one night Blackwell thought otherwise.

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