The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

The Black WitCh was AMAZING! An Epic Fantasy that you can't pull away from.

It was even more amazing because i received the review copy this week thinking that I would have to wait for the next novel and SURPRISE! It is almost here!

This novel was fantastic, from he world building to the characters development it WOWs from the very first page. I was completely enthralled with the ideas of the world and the more I found out the more I wanted.

If you have read Roar by Cora Carmack or and of the Maas reads or anything fo the like, YOU WILL LOVE THIS!

I mean Witches and Elves and Shifters and ALL THE EPICNESS.

Elloren was Fantastic and her friends became my absolute favorite of all groups ever. I know. They might even top my crows! I KNOW. But there is something about YA fantasy reads that just DO IT for me!

But really, this world was amazing and the story grips you page after page. Forest takes the things people don't talk about in society and puts just enough in there to make you want to scream at the characters.

I can't wait for the next book. DAYS. That is all I have to wait.

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A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.