Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1) – K.S. Marsden [BOOK REVIEW]

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★★★★

A winter tale about two men finding themselves and each other. A short beginning of what I believe will be a long-lasting relationship, in a book filled with warmth, bravery and magic.

I was lucky enough to be approached by the author – K.S. Marsden, and I was excited to read both her books from the Northern Witch Series.

Winter Trials is the first instalment, and it is a perfect short introduction to the environment and the character. The story is about Mark, a 16-year-old boy, who decides to start practising magic, just like his grandmother.

And when a new guy comes in school, Mark is instantly attracted to him. But Mark’s magic, and Damien’s troublesome past will suddenly find each other, and a huge danger is near…

I really enjoyed reading this book, and it was a shame that it was so short. I loved Mark’s character and especially cheered for the grandma witch – she was the star of the show, with her sassy comments!

There wasn’t too much in-depth character features, and character development, but I would assume this is an introduction to a world that is to come.

Mark is a typical high-school teenager, with normal things hanging around his head, and some of the thoughts and discussions were refreshing, rather than when you read some usual cliches in other books.

I loved the bonfire night gathering, and the magic scenes were breathtaking.

The love story between Mark and Demian developed a bit too fast, and that is my only little disappointment, but apart from that – I enjoyed reading it, and can’t wait to dive into book two.

If you love LGBT romance, YA and a bit of magic and witches – grab this book, and read this series!

Thank you to the author, for sending me a hard copy of this book. All the opinions stated in this review are entirely my own.

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8 thoughts on “Winter Trials (Northern Witch #1) – K.S. Marsden [BOOK REVIEW]

  1. Empress DJ November 19, 2018 / 6:17 am

    This one sounds quite unusual and seems to have a bit of everything

    • innah96 November 19, 2018 / 10:22 am

      I am glad you liked it 🙂

  2. Whispering Stories November 19, 2018 / 10:39 am

    The book sounds very interesting. Love that cover too. Great review.

    • innah96 November 19, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      Thank you! <3

  3. Karla J. Strand, DPhil, MLIS November 19, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I love that there are so many LGBT books now – the representation is so important. Glad you liked this one!

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