Scullery maid turned witch hunter, Elizabeth is grateful to be a witch hunter along with her one-sided love, Caleb. That is, until she is found with witch herbs on her and is saved from the throws of death by the Magician Nicholas Perevil. With him, she learns that everything she has worked for in her life may be a vicious life, including her family, friends, and career.
I loved...well, wanted to love this book. It all started out so well: a kick- ass witch hunter with a tragic past is betrayed by the people she loves most andddd then it just went kaput. You know that song by Jay Sean "Down"? Yea, that's this book. "Baby are you down, down down, down down?"
Yes, this book went down... in a very bad way.
Every trope imaginable was used: wise old man, chosen one, self-sacrifice, betrayal by those you loved, masquerade party to hide out, etc., etc., etc.
Okay, I don't even mind tropes, what made it hard to pull through was the common tropes ON TOP of the boring characters. The romantic lead could not have been more blasé and boring, there was no character development for anyone, No one had a personality, INCLUDING ELIZABETH, okay well she grows a bit, but BARELY.
The only reason I could finally push through was because stellar lines Virginia Boecker through at us ever too rarely
"the only thing that had kept us together was my dependence on him and his sense of duty to me. And when I said good-bye to him today, I knew-deep down, I knew- he was relieved to see me go."
Aww right in the feels! And you know what makes it even better? Elizabeth doesn't mope around about it like other girls trying to deny what life brings her. Let's be honest, the reason why many many girls get on our nerves because
Elizabeth gets back up and gets back in the game! YEA!!!