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  1. Asia Asia says:

    I ve received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Starling s grandmother Morganza is the biggest bitch ever Every time I ve read a scene with her I had Umbridge in my mind but less pink and sweet I ve received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Starling s grandmother Morganza is the biggest bitch ever Every time I ve read a scene with her I had Umbridge in my mind but less pink and sweet


  2. Siobhan Siobhan says:

    I d like to start by saying thank you to the author Elizabeth Burgess contacted me regarding a review request, offering up and I quote a new paranormal series about a fifteen year old half witch half Native American girl Of course, I agreed It sounded right up my street Whilst I adore a good crime thriller, I never say no to a good paranormal read In fact, as of late I ve been on a paranormal and fantasy binge so this couldn t have come at a better time.I know my three stars might sca I d like to start by saying thank you to the author Elizabeth Burgess contacted me regarding a review request, offering up and I quote a new paranormal series about a fifteen year old half witch half Native American girl Of course, I agreed It sounded right up my street Whilst I adore a good crime thriller, I never say no to a good paranormal read In fact, as of late I ve been on a paranormal and fantasy binge so this couldn t have come at a better time.I know my three stars might scare a few people off, but know I m hard to please It is a great start to the series I mthan ready to see what happens next yet it was not enough to leave me with those crazy feels whereby I m incapable of doing anything until I get my hands on the next book.I ll start with the story itself It is one that we have seen before in the young adult fantasy genre but, as you would hope, it is not a copy and paste It is the story of a girl finding her way in the supernatural world, although this time she enters with knowledge Props for the author right there I m seriously tired of main characters waking up one day and realising they have powers Our main character knows from the start, and what we re seeing is her initiation into the world Unfortunately, due to her heritage she is not accepted by all Enter the trouble.As I said, it is something of what you would expect Our main character has hidden powers she is a special snowflake because of the things people frown upon and we witness the revelation of these powers Of course, there isto the story than her powers coming out We have secrets and lies within the world, mysteries our main character is trying to solve Personally, I felt as thoughdepth could have been added to the unveiling of certain details I knowbooks are to come in the series, yet I felt as though we focused upon too little in this book I wanted , in short I m aware that there is to be mystery, but it seemed as though we focused upon very few aspects of the overarching story.Don t get me wrong, I did enjoy the story I just wanted it to besubstantive I felt as though things were kept from us for too long, things that would have helped us understand We found things out after they came into play, which slowed the pace at times It may be because I maccustomed to thrillers, but I feel as though the mystery and intrigue could have been played out better That being said, there were some really nice points when it came to certain characters that I did not see coming I cannot begin to explain how much one of the revelations at the end of the book brought a smile to my face it was so nice to have something surprise me.I think what stopped me from truly enjoying the story at first, though, was the writing style The way in which characters were always referred to by their names, even when it was situations whereby it could have been labelled X and her mother or X and his daughter and so on Such a thing meant I wasn t completely pulled into the story, as I was trying to wrap my head around who was who Once I had it all sorted out in my head, however, I found myself enjoying it a lot .Overall, despite how negative certain aspects of this review may sound, it was a fun start to the series I really am interested to see where things head next I have high hopes of the next book being a worthwhile read Once again, thanks for giving me the chance to read this Elizabeth Burgess I really appreciate it


  3. Sadaf Sadaf says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Starling is a product of two powerful bloodlines Cailleach and Apacik This makes her powerful and a target for those who fear or lust after power She has help in her trials to join the Cailleach from mysterious sources and her loving family or rather just half of them since most of the other half looks down on her Apacik heritage Being thrust into life threatening situations makes Starling realize the grave danger she and her co I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Starling is a product of two powerful bloodlines Cailleach and Apacik This makes her powerful and a target for those who fear or lust after power She has help in her trials to join the Cailleach from mysterious sources and her loving family or rather just half of them since most of the other half looks down on her Apacik heritage Being thrust into life threatening situations makes Starling realize the grave danger she and her coven is in She must race against time to fight the odds or she might lose them all or worse, her own life.I really liked this book I really really liked it That was unexpected because we now have these not so good trends in YA fantasy paranormal books which make things predictable This book wasn t predictable even though we get to read so many different POVs People s true intentions and deepest thoughts are revealed as we move ahead but still, the twists and turns were surprising and thrilling We are often supposed to focus on the few main characters and their families are rarely involved but in this book, there was so much family to experience I loved that The relationships were complex and constantly developing Nothing is static really The plot keeps shifting and the pace is fast Although at times I did think some transitions could have been executed better to make the story less jerky.I found the dialogues meaningful and even quotable The romance in every generation was so touching I actually felt like the one between Harlan and Starling was unnecessary I can t wait to see what happens next in the series If you love witches and magic then this book definitely deserves to be on you To Read List less


  4. Lily-Rose Lily-Rose says:

    Kindly Received an ARC from the author What is witch Dance As Ms.Burgess so precisely surmised it, as her new paranormal series about a fifteen year old half witch half Native American girl who must pass harrowing elemental trial s in order to be accepted into her Witch Coven However certain people and dark magic, bitter about her mixed bloodline are conspiring to set Starling up for no easy entrance exam Starling is a very genuine girl, she s proud of her heritage and is strong in the faKindly Received an ARC from the author What is witch Dance As Ms.Burgess so precisely surmised it, as her new paranormal series about a fifteen year old half witch half Native American girl who must pass harrowing elemental trial s in order to be accepted into her Witch Coven However certain people and dark magic, bitter about her mixed bloodline are conspiring to set Starling up for no easy entrance exam Starling is a very genuine girl, she s proud of her heritage and is strong in the face of quite direct hatred from her grandmother Morgana, who feels her Coven has been disgraced by the mixed blood Family dynamic s and relationships are core aspects of Witch Dance The love between Starling and her family, as well as her curiosity about her heritage is well captured by Burgess however the amount of different names made it really confusing to follow who was who in the beginning The story took a while to ramp up to the climax, but I liked how, although Starling is quite literally one of a kind with her heritage in terms of her Coven, she does struggle in the beginning with her powers, which made the trialsrealistic, rather than her falling into the stereotypical Special snowflake trope However some parts of the book did drag a bit.While I liked the originality of Starling, her fierceness and authenticity as a character, the dialogue and language in the novel made it really difficult for me to picture starling being 15 16 and felt she would beaccurate at an age of 12 13 Small thing s, like her relationship with in the beggining Harlan, felt a bit young for me andI think that this book would be best enjoyed by a middle grade audience


  5. Katie Valenti Katie Valenti says:

    The author sent me a copy in exchange for a review I ll be completely honest, I didn t finish this one Normally, when I can t get through the book it s an automatic one star, don t read this book because it s terrible review However, for this book, the concept is there, it s just the execution that does it a disservice, which is extremely frustrating because Iwantedto like this book I mean, I am a sucker for anything that has to deal with witches, so this should have been right up my a The author sent me a copy in exchange for a review I ll be completely honest, I didn t finish this one Normally, when I can t get through the book it s an automatic one star, don t read this book because it s terrible review However, for this book, the concept is there, it s just the execution that does it a disservice, which is extremely frustrating because Iwantedto like this book I mean, I am a sucker for anything that has to deal with witches, so this should have been right up my alley Unfortunately, though, the book readas a draft than it did an actual, completed book For example, there s a lot of info dumping early on that throws the reader for a loop you have to put the book down and process everything that is happening instead of just sliding seamlessly into the story This is tough, because you don t want to overwhelm your readers right out of the gate, yet this is exactly what happens There are a lot of characters and backstories and powers that need to be explained and, by the time you get past that, you re wondering if you even want to continue any further for fear of running into that situation again There is also a lot of telling , with events simply being explained to the reader instead of being built upon as the story went on I want some mystery in my supernatural novels and I felt like every question that I asked or didn t ask was immediately answered in the first 50 pages I mean, that s why I didn t feel the need to finish this book because a I felt like I already knew what was going to happen and b I couldn t dig through the unnecessary plot summaries any If the main character is going to be learning about the secrets that surround her family, I want to be surprised too I don t want to learn about them through other people s POVs because where s the fun in that Now I, as the reader, know what s going to happen, but I still have to sit through the main character figuring it out for herself If this was a movie, you could probably get away with it, but as a book, you have to keep the suspense building Otherwise, there s no reason to keep the reader coming back for


  6. Jordan Jordan says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.This is my first Elizabeth Burgess book and I am absolutely hooked The story was detailed, intricate and complex, managing to surprise me on many occasions The characters were dynamic and I very much enjoyed how many central characters the book featured While Starling s perspective is the most prominent, throughout the book we get to read from several different perspectives including Harlan, Payne, Lansing, Gates, Maitland, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.This is my first Elizabeth Burgess book and I am absolutely hooked The story was detailed, intricate and complex, managing to surprise me on many occasions The characters were dynamic and I very much enjoyed how many central characters the book featured While Starling s perspective is the most prominent, throughout the book we get to read from several different perspectives including Harlan, Payne, Lansing, Gates, Maitland, Jackie, Morganza, and Eamon While the amount we saw from each perspective varied, they each delivered their own insights At first I thought it might get annoying with the perspective bouncing around, but I quickly got used to it I fell in love with so many of the characters, even Seraphine in the end While I can t bring myself to despise Morganza, I can t say I m exactly in love with her either Eamon, however, is pure evil and as despicable as they come Unfortunately, I doubt we ve seen the last of him Starling is the daughter of a Celtic fire witch and peaceful Apacik warrior As a half breed, there are some who don t approve of her being able to join The Cailleach and will go to great lengths to stop her Unfortunately for them and fortunately for everybody else , Starling is farpowerful than anybody could ve ever imagined With the help of those who love her and the guidance of her paternal grandfather s spirit, she makes through the first three Elemantal tests earth, water, and air with surprising ease The end of the book brought a lot of surprises with it, most of them joyous I read this book in one sitting, captivated the entire time I was reading The ending is HFN While the results of Starling s fire Elemental test are a great victory fr the Hopewell Coven, there is clearly muchtrial to come I, for one, cannot wait to see what happens next in Queen of Angels


  7. Brenda A Brenda A says:

    Witch Dance is a perfect example of how to create an urban fantasy story with depth I ve gotten to the point where I actively avoid this genre now because I ve been thoroughly disappointed with others in the past The most obvious issue is the love at first sight that every single character seems to have, but there are also all the instances of vapid or one dimensional characters as well as a dull plot or villain.We don t fall into those same tropes here There s a bit of misdirection with wh Witch Dance is a perfect example of how to create an urban fantasy story with depth I ve gotten to the point where I actively avoid this genre now because I ve been thoroughly disappointed with others in the past The most obvious issue is the love at first sight that every single character seems to have, but there are also all the instances of vapid or one dimensional characters as well as a dull plot or villain.We don t fall into those same tropes here There s a bit of misdirection with who the bad guy is and I loved it Again, with other books I ve seen the author make it so glaringly obvious who the villain is just with the description Cold blue eyes is a perfect example You see that, you know he s a baddie More importantly though, I loved the dynamics of the families I ll admit it took me a long time to establish who was who I couldn t remember the relationships between the characters for the most part, until the author snuck in a title to remind me Like Starling looked at her mother and then I go, Right, yeah, okay So that one s her mother But despite getting confused with the familial ties, I still loved the dynamics between the relatives There s animosity and hostility, but also love and acceptance The author did a great job of striking a balance between a caricature family and one that takes itself too seriously I don t even know if that makes sense, but it makes sense to me so whatever.It s a quick read, and a good one I m glad I read it


  8. Sarah Cradit Sarah Cradit says:

    I have to say, I generally gravitate away from YA because I like heavier stories, but after reading Witch Dance by Elizabeth Burgess, I m rethinking that mindset This tale easily appeals to all readers, young and old Where you ll find some common paranormal themes the chosen one, an impossible trial Burgess takes these and turns them on their head, weaving a creative, original narrative with exceptionally clear and vivid characters While Starling is the standout protagonist, you ll find y I have to say, I generally gravitate away from YA because I like heavier stories, but after reading Witch Dance by Elizabeth Burgess, I m rethinking that mindset This tale easily appeals to all readers, young and old Where you ll find some common paranormal themes the chosen one, an impossible trial Burgess takes these and turns them on their head, weaving a creative, original narrative with exceptionally clear and vivid characters While Starling is the standout protagonist, you ll find yourself invested in all the supporting cast as well, and holding your breath through certain scenes The book has a clear voice and purpose, and if you think you know how things will end up, you re wrong Finally, Burgess treats the Native American culture with both sensitivity, andclearly, love, integrating a tribe of her own creation Her research and knowledge of the area shows through, and pulls the reader into the story at a deeper level This is an author to watch, and a series to follow Can t wait for the second installment


  9. FlimsyGlass FlimsyGlass says:

    I was provided with an ARC from the author for an honest review.So basically, to break this book down for you It s your standard fantasy book with a strong female protagonist and fast paced dialogue Except with cool mythology and a racially diverse character pool I really appreciate that, I do, especially if you are the minority of minorities Let s be honest, when was the last time you read a book with a character who had Native American roots But I feel like it could have been so much bette I was provided with an ARC from the author for an honest review.So basically, to break this book down for you It s your standard fantasy book with a strong female protagonist and fast paced dialogue Except with cool mythology and a racially diverse character pool I really appreciate that, I do, especially if you are the minority of minorities Let s be honest, when was the last time you read a book with a character who had Native American roots But I feel like it could have been so much better if it wasn t so superficial and full of mainstream tropes.The first problem I had was that each character had apparently been blessed with supernatural beauty I mean, I get that this is a fantasy book and all, but honestly, mentioning your beauty at every possible opportunity is a bit much, don t you think The second problem I had was the absolute information overload you can t start rattling off names and faces and terms all at once You will automatically fail at keeping the reader hooked because most people can t be bothered to grasp that much information all at once, especially with a fantasy You have to reveal snippets and little pockets of information throughout the book, firstly, so you don t overwhelm the reader, but also to keep the element of mystery and to emphasise the importance of the information.The third problem I had was that there were so many rookie errors in the plot, it just didn t execute itself properly I didn t follow it much, and I had to go back and reread so that i would understand Honestly though, there was so much unnecessary tension, and romance that seemed like a redundant side plot born out of a lazy after thought.The writing was not as complex and structured as I would like, and the dialogue was mildly irritating.This book did have some good messages though, like being independent, and not letting your roots define you, while still keeping your traditions It s about proving your worth, and I guess the messages deserves mention.Overall, I did have some issues with this book, and it was a bit tedious to read, but you should read it if you want to immerse yourself into the world and the characters, because there was development in those areas throughout the book I recommend it for readers looking for a female driven plot


  10. Tanya Tanya says:

    Witch dance started out a bit confusing with all the name and places and culture references Wait it out it will all of a sudden click in your head The rest of the book is fantastic Starling s story is strong and inspiring She s not fully fleshed, but I attribute this to the fact that the narration is from multiple points of view and makes it hard to fully realize her in one book I take this as a good thing I am intrigued and wanting to see .The story, characters, and world are interes Witch dance started out a bit confusing with all the name and places and culture references Wait it out it will all of a sudden click in your head The rest of the book is fantastic Starling s story is strong and inspiring She s not fully fleshed, but I attribute this to the fact that the narration is from multiple points of view and makes it hard to fully realize her in one book I take this as a good thing I am intrigued and wanting to see .The story, characters, and world are interesting and well written I like that I am in different characters heads at times, that way the author doesn t need to over explain anything Cultures clash life, death and the everafter are major parts of this story So is believing in yourself and those you trust and love which is a lesson multiple people learn or should.There is magic, heartache, great relationships, and strength all in one book I highly recommend reading I am already chomping at the bit to read the next one I received this as an advanced reader s copy in return for my honest opinion


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Witch Dance [Read] ➮ Witch Dance By Elizabeth Burgess – Thomashillier.co.uk Centuries ago, The Cailleach entrusted the Hopewell Coven with the honor of guiding the Apacik Indians, a Native American tribe hailing from the Mississippi Flatwoods Natural born Healers, the Apacik Centuries ago, The Cailleach entrusted the Hopewell Coven with the honor of guiding the Apacik Indians, a Native American tribe hailing from the Mississippi Flatwoods Natural born Healers, the Apacik s innate ability, to either restore the sick or inflict pain upon the healthy, made them vulnerable and desperate for clear direction about how to use their gift The Hopewells could advise them, instruct them, even befriend them, but under no circumstances could they fall in love Pure bloodlines were essential to power, and as the Supreme Order of Witches, The Cailleach demanded all their members marry within covens Birthed out of the forbidden marriage between an Apacik man and a Celtic witch, fifteen year old Starling Hopewell is the only one of her kind A half breed The Cailleach never allow her or her parents to forget it Because of her mother s position as leader of the Hopewells, Starling is allowed to train for Elementals, testing that will confirm if she is worthy to enter their Order, but evil lingers Within The Cailleach dark magick infiltrates its leader and its Elders and will stop at nothing to bring the half breed down Four trials Four elements Four weeks to master them all Embrace Destiny Face the Fire.

    Witch Dance PDF/EPUB ↠ Ebook fall in love Pure bloodlines were essential to power, and as the Supreme Order of Witches, The Cailleach demanded all their members marry within covens Birthed out of the forbidden marriage between an Apacik man and a Celtic witch, fifteen year old Starling Hopewell is the only one of her kind A half breed The Cailleach never allow her or her parents to forget it Because of her mother s position as leader of the Hopewells, Starling is allowed to train for Elementals, testing that will confirm if she is worthy to enter their Order, but evil lingers Within The Cailleach dark magick infiltrates its leader and its Elders and will stop at nothing to bring the half breed down Four trials Four elements Four weeks to master them all Embrace Destiny Face the Fire."/>
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  • 376 pages
  • Witch Dance
  • Elizabeth Burgess
  • English
  • 08 October 2017

About the Author: Elizabeth Burgess

For Elizabeth Burgess, writing is not only what she loves to do, it is freedom, salvation, and escape It is life Introduced to the art of words at a young age by Junior High English teacher, she poured herself into a self study of all things poetry and prose throughout the entirety of her high school and college career hoping to one day become a lyricist in Nashville As the years went on, her dreams changed and morphed, but her love for words did not A nurse by trade, Elizabeth loves incorporating the medical field in each book she writes Her favorite characters are always flawed, and if you see her wearing any color besides black, you know she s sick Thanks to her maternal grandparents, she believes she can do anything if she sets her mind to it, and will always offer you a glass of sweet tea if you come over When she s not working on her next novel, she enjoys Saturday nights in Death Valley, listening to Fleetwood Mac on rainy days, and taking pictures of her beloved Louisiana Elizabeth is the author of two series, Counterplay and the Hopewell Coven She lives in Northeast Louisiana s farming country with her partner Terri, two Catahoula Curs, Bowie and Pike, and host of spoiled cats Learnabout Elizabeth at.