Review: Orphan Witch

  • Publisher : St. Martin’s Griffin
  • Date: September 28, 2021
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • Author: Paige Crutcher
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I received an e-Arc from Netgalley and publisher for an honest review!

A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost…and found.

Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen when she’s around―changes in weather, inanimate objects taking flight―and those who seek to bring her into their family quickly cast her out. To cope, she never gets attached, never makes friends. And she certainly never dates. Working odd jobs and always keeping her suitcases half-packed, Persephone is used to moving around, leaving one town for another when curiosity over her eccentric behavior inevitably draws unwanted attention.

After an accidental and very public display of power, Persephone knows it’s time to move on once again. It’s lucky, then, when she receives an email from the one friend she’s managed to keep, inviting her to the elusive Wile Isle. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. However, upon arrival, Persephone quickly discovers that Wile is no ordinary island. In fact, it just might hold the very things she’s been searching for her entire life.

Answers. Family. Home.

And some things she did not want. Like 100-year-old curses and an even older family feud. With the clock running out, love might be the magic that saves them all.

My Review:
Oh my gosh this story was amazing!! I requested an e-Arc on Netgalley and got it from there and the publisher. The book was on my phone since I don’t have a Kindle. Gotta work on that eventually right? So the first couple of chapters of the book is really interesting because the main character Persephone was dealing with survival and finding herself. She never knew who her family was and always wondered about it. She also knew that there was something different about her and never revealed this to anyone. You could feel she needed to know more, she needed not to have others get hurt.

I am not going to give everything away about this book because it is so good. Persephone eventually ends up going to this island. Her journey on the island feels like home. She learns of her family history and the Wile island. She ends up meeting Hyacith, Moira, Ariel and Ellison. Some of these other ladies she meets turn out to be related to her. All four ladies gave off different vibes to me: calming, secretive, fiesty and alert.

I do have to point out there is a love aspect for Persephone which was great. All I will say his name is Dorian. It was so cool to learn more about him and how he fits into the story! So awesome.

While Persephone is on the island, she learns that there is a curse! What will happen next? Just when you think you got it all figured out there is something else that pops up. Persephone has to learn more things.

The story was great! You have to pick this up if you like richness, adventure, magic and a bit of love! Go for it!

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