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Witchstruck

Witchstruck - Victoria Lamb This book was a lot better than I expected it would be. Of course, I love almost everything that has to do with the Tudors. So I was curious to see Victoria’s twist on it. And I hoped it would be good because she so generously sent me my first physical ARC copy for my birthday. But it was good! Very good!Witchstruck is the first book in the Tudor Witch Trilogy and it introduces us to Meg Lytton, a witch. She lives in 1554 England, in service to the banished princess Elizabeth and it has never been more dangerous to practice witchcraft. Especially now that witchfinder Marcus Dent is determined to have Meg’s hand in marriage. She can’t trust anybody, not even her own family, who is conspiring against the English Queen. And certainly not young Spanish priest Alejandro. But when the world turns against her, she has to make a dangerous choice.When I started reading Witchstruck, the first thing I noticed was the writing style. It was very poetic and it really seemed like it was written by someone in the 16th century, which isn’t easy. And even though I liked it, it took some getting used to. The story was good and obviously, Victoria did her research on that time. I liked the magic twist she gave it.I also really liked the characters. Elizabeth is exactly like I imagined her to be and Meg is a really strong main character. I’m curious about what happens next with them. I was really invested and intrigued reading their story! And I liked the romance. Not gonna say more about it because of spoilers, but I liked it.If you enjoy reading books in this genre, you should definitely give it a try! It’s well-written, well-developed and a very interesting story. I will read the other books in the series, for sure!