Release Date: September 1, 2011
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher
The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.
Brusenna one day while in town is accused of stealing and saved from humiliation and pain by a woman that claims to know her mother. Shortly after that her mother is kidnapped by a crazy witch looking for more power and Brusenna with the help of her guardian Joshen embark on a journey of discovery while trying to save her.
Bruesenna (Senna) has always been shunned by her village and called a witch like it was a bad thing. Since that is all she has ever known she is shocked to find out that she is part of a much bigger whole of witches that use witch song to do good for the world. I loved the world that Amber was able to create. It was imaginative and filled with a great array of characters and situations. Senna has to grow up a lot in a short amount of time and learn to depend on others. She is so used to people hating her and losing people she cares about that she pushes people away to keep them safe. Joshen was a great character from the moment he was introduced. He had always wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a guardian, he fell in love with Senna from the moment he saw her. He was protective, loyal and all around a great romantic partner when the two finally realized they both felt the same way about each other. The magic was different and I enjoyed the action that went along with it. All the witches were interesting to read about and came in an array of personalities. I really want to read more so I hope this will be one of many books for Senna and the witches.
I gave it 4/5 stars