An evil witch has conquered the world and plunged it into eternal darkness, but that didn’t really work out for her so she’s changed her mind. After being voluntarily deposed from her throne she seeks out the former hero who had once fought against her. Forsaking evil, she sets out on a new quest to learn how to be a good person, and why it’s not okay to sacrifice babies to summon demons.
A hilarious satire of the high fantasy genre, it examines age old tropes and puts a new light on them. It will make you laugh out loud as it’s characters go through increasingly bizarre encounters.
Hi everyone! So, a couple of days ago, I posted a list of books with autumn vibes in honor of the beginning of fall; if you read that post, you probably noticed that quite a few of the books I included involved witches. (Spoiler alert: I will be posting a list of just witchy reads later in October. I absolutely love books about witches, so how could I resist?!)
But today, I actually have a review for a book that deals with witches–Witch’n by Joshua Braun. And I won’t lie; this was definitely one of the books I was most excited to read this month. I mean, the description had an energy that reminded me a little bit of THGTTG, so… And I’m happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed!
Anyway, though, without further delay, let’s get into my review of Witch’n!
So, as I mentioned before, I was super into the energy of the plot description–and that energy definitely carried over to the book itself, and I loved it. Part of it was due to the way the plot jumped all over the place; although there was a vague structure to the story, events happened somewhat randomly and there was a lot of skipping ahead in time.
To be honest, I think the book could’ve benefitted from a little more structure–even when the goal is a chaotic tone, that tone should be carefully created, and not just a byproduct of sloppiness–overall, it was decent and I had no real complaints.
As for the characters, I loved the witch, Honey. She was over-the-top ridiculous and evil solely because she had no sense of right or wrong, and I really enjoyed it. Obviously, I love complex villains with all the bells and whistles of a tragic backstory just as much as the next person–but, it was fun to have a villain with no complication, who was evil just for the fun of it.
I liked the other characters well enough, too, but Honey definitely stole the show. But I think that that was the author’s intention, in which case
And finally, I want to mention that the magic system of this fictional world had quite a lot of development. The rules for what magic could do were outlined; Braun even gave some detail to the history of different witch covens. So, all in all, I enjoyed all that development and complexity.
All things considered, I recommend reading this if you’re looking for something light and fun. It has the perfect vibes for this time of year, after all. And although it wasn’t the most amazing book I’ve ever read, it had its strong points, and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you do decide to pick it up.
If you do choose to read this one, please feel free to leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts! I always love to talk about books, after all. Additionally, if you enjoyed this review for Witch’n, then you can use the Book Reviews tab above to find more of the same content.
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