20 October 2014

Review #27: Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle by John Hennessy

Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle by John Hennessy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Arthur William "Art" Bell, an American broadcaster and author, who was one of the founders and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program, Coast to Coast AM, has once said,

"I do believe in the paranormal, and that there are things our brains just can't understand."

Till date I've read quite a few paranormal genre books, but I never got scared this much. And surprisingly, even though it was fiction, just like Art Bell, I believed the story, that my dear friend and a very talented author, John Hennessy, has crafted out in his new book called, Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle (Dark Winter #1). And remarkably, John has invented a whole new paranormal world, which sounded quite genuine and real to me. I loved every bit of it.

Thank you John for giving me an opportunity to read your book.

The story is not that so unusual or unique, a simple normal teenager, who wakes up one day to find out that she's not normal and that she has a very special power within herself and as well as the mirror that she inherited from her Nan, and as usual we know that with great power comes great responsibility, so she, along with her few close friends, buckle up to save their world from the evil forces, simultaneously, fighting with her inner demons.

Such a simple story, but John has made it so noteworthy and very impressive. His writing style proves that indeed he is a master with good words and certainly has a natural flair to concoct his tales. This book is certainly going to be one of your favorite since once you start reading it; you'll not be able to stop till the very end. Well it might be quite long, but still John has made sure that his readers will remain at their edges while reading the book, by making the book so gripping and quite compelling, well it was highly compelling enough for me to fall for this tale and the book has got a very good pace. And the best part of the book is that it doesn't end with a cliffhanger. And also John has able to bring out each type of emotions in his book, from pain to hatred to danger to love to joy and even humor! Even John has given us some set of Rosewinter superstitions that are really quite believable in nature. Providing with enough twists and turns, making the book quite a page-turner and John doesn't leave any stone unturned in his book. He slowly unfolded the mystery like layer-by-layer, thus making the book more engrossing.

Coming to the characters of the book, John has a way with his imagination! They are all brave and very notable. Romilly is a strong, brave and determined character yet sometimes she doubts her own abilities. Romilly is my favorite character since I felt Romilly with my heart; I felt each of her emotions. Romilly was quite believable and makes a very good heroine for this book, justifies with the story. There are other significant characters like Toril, Beth, a bad guy named Curie. Then there are those zombies and witches. Watch out for the evil ones, they are quite unique, never came across something so unusual.
And certainly, I'm looking forward in knowing what happens of Romilly in John's next book!
So guys read this YA Horror book, and you'll be surprised to see that you will actually get scared of this story.

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