I’m am ready for all the spooky reads Hester Fox!
Are you feeling that spooky Autumn itch? Something a little creepy to go with the cooler weather? This book has you covered!
Thank you to Harlequin Publishing Team to providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Witch of Willow Hall came out 10/02/2018 and is available wherever books are sold… go grab it.
This novel follows the story of the Montrose family and mainly the middle daughter Lydia. After the family faced scandal in Boston, they had to move out to the country, to Willow Hall. *cue creepy music* Willow Hall welcomes them, but Lydia most of all. (cackles)
Let’s get to the review~
To begin I will say this book leaves a LOT of questions in the beginning. Half of me reading was aiming to find out the next item, the next big reveal. I LOVED IT! You start off knowing they’ve fled Boston but it’s a little bit before you find out why AND HOOOO BUDDY WHEN YOU FIND OUT. *jaw drop* This book keeps you guessing and also tugs your emotions every which way. It is the PERFECT feel for spooky. It’s dark and wicked and everything in between.
The characters were well written and I was fully invested in their story. Lydia is relatable, even though this is the 1800s. The parents are a little strange but endearing, at least to me. THE LOVE INTEREST IS ON POINT. I was all in for this ship and got so frustrated at the oldest sister’s involvement. I needed her to shoo, go away. LOL
The feel and atmosphere of this book is amazing. I love starting autumn with books immersed in the dark and halloween feel. This did not disappoint. Hester Fox nailed it. The author drags you into the spooky and keeps you there until the end.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone that reads supernatural type books or historical fiction. There is a big ‘BOOM’ of a plot point at one point that made me go ‘NOOOO’ but that just adds to the excellent writing. ahahaha #nospoils
- Overall Rating: 4 Stars
- Plot: 4 Stars
- Character Development: 4 Stars
- Dialogue: 4 Stars
- Writing: 4 Stars
Happy “Spooky” Reading!