The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith is an YA Paranormal Fantasy featuring witches!
“A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France.
For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.
Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.”
I love witch novels! SO when I heard about this one, I had to read it!
We follow a main character who just woke up from a binding curse years later. So she embarks on finding who did it, seek revenge, and save her family’s French vineyard.
The magical system was my favorite part of this book. It’s definitely a unique combination causing a very intriguing world that I didn’t want to put down.
I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. There were moments that I had to drag myself through in order to get to the more fast-paced moments. It also took me a few chapters to really get into their world, but when I did, it didn’t disappoint.
I recommend this one if you love witches but want a completely different take on them. This isn’t your normal, spell-binding character on a broom!
Published: 1 October 2019
Publisher: 47 North
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: Paperback from Publisher
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced I any way.*
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