Rating: 5 Stars
After her parents die in the attack on The Twin Towers, Honoria and her older brother move to the small town of Arnn with her Aunt and Uncle. Moving from New York City to a small farming town is a big change. There, Honoria makes new friends and discovers in a legend that there is hope to being reunited with her parents again. For there is a legend of a witch and the woods called Witchwood Hollow, where they say you can go in but never come out. There is magic in the forest, a spell cast by a witch long ago. Do not enter the woods or she will keep your soul, but for Honoria magic and other details of the legend give her hope that the witch may be able to bring back her parents. In her search she stumbles across secrets and stories she never saw coming, can Honoria figure out what is causing the witches need to trap people or will the town of Arnn be plagued with legends of Witchwood Hollow forever?
I was swept away with this story. Taking place in several different time periods, we flash around between multiple characters as we dive in to each persons circumstances and how they came to know of Witchwood Hollow. All the while following our heroines story in the present tense. Honoria was a lonely girl looking for a way to reunite with the parents she lost. What she got was so much more. This story grips you with an iron fist as we stumble along with Honoria and discover the secrets surrounding the Hollow and it's curse. With a surprise ending I never saw coming this book knocked it out of the park for me. I loved the mystery and intrigue that made up this story till the very end. I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who likes to read YA Fantasy.
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