Witchfall (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #2)

By: Victoria Lamb

Released: March 25, 2014 by Harlequin Teen

Length: 368 Pages

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction– Tudors Fantasy/ Witches

Rating: One Star

Acquired: via netgalley


Meg Lytton should be in the clear. She just narrowly escaped Marcus Dent, the renowned witch hunter who accused her of witch craft. She is in love with a Spanish, novice Priest who loves her back. She has proven herself to be more powerful a witch than she ever thought she was. But, in 1555, Meg Lytton is not in the clear. No where near it. Still a maid to the Princess Elizabeth in a time of trouble, the Inquisition is now poking its nose in places it doesn’t belong. Meg’s secret betrothed can only do so much; their love is threatened  every day on top of every other trial. Will they or won’t they get married? Then, there’s Marcus Dent. Is he truly back?

The sequel promises action, possible betrayal, and love. What it brings is another story. A majority of the novel is spent at court, with Queen Mary awaiting her child that never comes while her husband courts Lady/Princess Elizabeth. Not much happens, truthfully. The Inquisition rears its ugly head, but even that action is small. Not much seemed to occur. What does occur takes little space and is not fully developed. Lady/Princess Elizabeth is still a brat, trying to get Meg into more trouble, messing with darker arts.

I liked the first book in the series. I didn’t love it, but enjoyed it enough. This book fell completely flat for me. I didn’t like it one bit. At first, it started out okay. I thought I could get into it; but as page fifty hit, I stumbled. I found myself forcing myself to read it. I began hating the characters. Not liking the way the plot was going, or not going as it was so slow to move. Nothing seemed to happen. The major changes were given a few pages, if that. I was bored. Very, very bored. When things would occur to the main characters, I found myself not caring. I was tired of Meg constantly drawing out her love for her Priest. The will they or won’t they got on my nerves. Needless to say, I will not be continuing the series. I could barely find the energy to finish this one!

I wish I had a good recommendation for this book, but sadly I don’t.