Author: Debbie Dee
Publication: September 12, 2012
Publisher: Camel Press
Genre: Young Adult
Audience: 12 and up
For generations the Incenaga Witches have been forced to use their power to fulfill the wishes of others until they are drained of their magic and left to die. Desperate to protect his infant daughter - the last surviving witch - Emmeline’s father escapes with her to the forests where he vows to keep her hidden from the world and from the truth.
Sixteen years later, Emmeline is discovered and finds herself in the grip of a traitor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means abusing her power until she dies. She is taken to a distant country and told she must marry the Crown Prince or her own country will be overtaken, its people slaughtered. But what sort of prince would marry a witch? And why would she be the difference between war and peace?
As she fights to regain her freedom, she is faced with a choice between a prince who offers a lifetime of security and a common gamekeeper who has no idea of her power, but offers his heart.
But who do you trust when your power can be used against you?
My Thoughts: Emmeline has has lived 16 years in secret hiding. Many secrets have been kept from her. She has just found out that she is a witch and the truth regarding the circumstances of her mother's death. Emmeline ends up being kept, against her will, in the palace of her betrothed. She does not know who she can trust as her power is coveted. Emmeline is strong and determined. She reads people and their intentions well. Controlling her power may be the key to her freedom and survival. This is a very good read. It was difficult to put this one down. Debbie Dee has done a wonderful job creating characters that you can fall in love with. I can't wait for the next installment.
Praise for The Last Witch...
"The characters kept popping into my head during the day, and I couldn't wait for my nighttime reading. This book will result in late nights and lack of sleep!" - Brenda on Amazon.com
"I was totally sucked into this story and can't wait for more to come out." - Michelle on Amazon.com
"The book is a good read, especially for young adults. The characters are wholesome, but intriguing." -Kimmie from She Really Said It
"A great love story with exciting adventures and unexpected twists and turns." - Marsha on Amazon.com
"I rushed home from work to finish reading The last Witch and was actually sad when I turned the last page. But it was the kind of book where you sigh and say, 'Ah. That was a good book.'" - Rae on Amazon.com
"I love fantasy books and this is one fantasy/fairy tale that anyone would love to read." - Amy on Goodreads.com
Debbie Dee recently moved to southern Idaho with her husband and three children where she is learning how to be a country girl in her favorite pair of blue heels. She adores fairy tales and happy endings, but secretly crushes on the bad guy now and then. As a dedicated musician who practices way too much, she never expected writing would sweep her off her feet until she jotted down a scene from a daydream, which turned into two scenes, which turned into a messy house and her first novel. Since then she hasn’t been able to let a day go by without writing. Her website is www.debbiedee.com.