Series: The Memory Witch #1
Release Date: December 15th 2013
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Ten years ago, Quinn Jacobs’ mother made a bargain with a local witch—steal away Quinn’s memories from the first eight years of her life and in return, Quinn would spend a year in servitude to the witch. On Quinn’s eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to leave her home and friends behind. For the next year, she’ll live at the Chadwick House, learning everything she needs to know about being a spellcaster. As her powers grow, Quinn begins to unravel the secrets of the past and the reason her mother was so desperate to conceal the horrifying truth.
Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl . Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.
I didn't realize that I could enjoy books about witches until I read the book "Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. After reading it and then "Shadow of Night", I was hooked!! Then I couldn't stop! I began reading book after book I could find about witches! So when I realized this book was about witches, I knew without a doubt I was going to love it!
When I immersed myself, which I do more often than not, into Woods' world, I couldn't stop. The characters were so likeable and identifiable that it made the reading of this book so much better! I loved Quinn and how she dealt with the many situations in this book. I don't envy her memory loss though LOL.
There wasn't a moment when I was kicking myself for trying to read ahead. I so badly wanted to find out what was going to happen that I kept trying to skip chapters! The story is so real. I truly felt like I was there. The author did a fantastic job of setting up the scenes and making me feel like I was there!
I was truly taken back at the end. There was so much going on through this story that I couldn't wait to have my questions answered. But I wasn't expecting this. Wood is one of the very few authors that will make her characters suffer and it ripped my heart out of my chest. 4 out of 5 stars! Hats off!!!!