Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

Escape from Witchwood HollowSynopsis: Everyone in Arnn – a small farming town with more legends than residents – knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.
After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.
Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.
To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.
How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?

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3 Stars

I received this eBook in exchange for an honest review through GR. And while I don’t generally accept these from poeple I don’t know, I really wanted to read this book, so yeah. It’s YA Paranormal short story running about 178 pages, but can also be classified as historical as well since it has three different time periods in it. The cover didn’t wow me but the title was intriguing. This book is readable for ages 14+ due to some deaths in the book.

I liked this book. It threw me a curveball because I found myself way more interested in the witch than in Honoria, the main MC. This story spans hundreds of years and involves a curse with a touch romance. The love story between the teenagers was cutesy puppy love I thought. The love story between the witch and her husband didn’t have a lot of depth to it, more like glossed over.

It had a pretty cool witch in it that trapped people in her own little hollow and kept them the same age they were when they wondered in. And she kept the season perpetually Autumn. All she wanted was to find a family who accepted her for her and didn’t try to persecute her. I identify with the witch in this book for some reason. And while I don’t condone the murder she committed in the first place to get her where she was, I still think she was misunderstood. I didn’t care for the ending because I didn’t understand why the author chose to have those events take place. I can’t really go in to it without spoiling it for you. It seemed that excess things happen that didn’t need to. It was more extreme of an ending than needed to be if that makes sense.

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