The Witch of Luna Hill by Neel Kay
(The Witch of Luna Hill #1)
Publication date: February 14th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
A year ago, Aia was found dead in a lake. Fortunately, her rescuer managed to resuscitate her. But how she ended up in the water in the first place, she doesn’t remember. Actually, she doesn’t remember one single thing about her old life from before she died.
Now she lives her monotone life by the edge of the Great Forest in which she works hard day in and day out. Up there in Northland beyond the mountains, the war against supernatural beings, humans with strange abilities and all who side with them isn’t quite as visible as in the rest of Bragimark.
But when she meets Merian Storm, a privileged student trying to escape her dysfunctional family and the memory of the man she loved, Aia is jerked out of her comfort zone and thrown into a journey across the haunted mountains in search of her past.
When entering Merian’s war-torn home in the south, Aia’s role in the war becomes significant and so does her presence in the lives of the Storm family and vice versa – especially Merian’s rogue brother.
This book had so much potential to be an exciting, epic adventure, but it just didn’t live up to my expectations. I really wanted to enjoy this book more, I just felt so disconnected from the story, and I had a hard time picturing the setting and time period.
I did enjoy getting to know the characters and the mystery that was Aia's life, and there were a few twists and turns that kept me reading but I just wanted more. I wanted to be sucked into the story and to feel like I was on the journey with them. Sadly, I didn't quite get that.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Neel Kay lives with her husband and two kids in rural surroundings in the south of Denmark, not far from the German border. She’s a trained milliner, studied English at university, and now works a day job as a web editor. But she’s been writing always.
Love coffee, scarves and sea views. Oh, and butt-kicking heroines who know how to swing a sword and aren’t afraid to get a little dirty.