The Witcher Chime Review


Title: The Witcher Chime
Author: Amity Green
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Petrichor Press
Publication Date: 31 July 2016
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: Ebook
Pages: 262
Rating: DNF at 18%
Reading Timeline: 06 December 2017 - 07 December 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

In 1922 and in 1988 a deadly, possessive entity imprints on members of the same family, ancient as Genesis and determined to remain free. Savannah Caleman is the latest object of obsession in this chilling, historical tale of haunted legacy and terror. 



Savannah Caleman’s family has been coming apart since the early 1920’s. After a horrific suicide by their great aunt, the Calemans sell off the family ranch, hoping to leave the stigma of insanity behind and gain a fresh start at a property known by locals as “The Witcher Place.” Days after the move, Savannah’s father isn’t himself and her mother grows increasingly distant. Her little brother, Chaz, is forced out of a second story window by a being that makes Savannah question her sanity for the first time. Her mother takes Chaz and flees the state. Savannah and her younger sister, Molly, are chased home by a mountain lion but when Savannah turns to look back, the cat has transformed into a man. Their father’s behavior takes a more serious twist as horror abounds and Savannah turns to distant relatives for answers, fearing the insanity is real and has spread. Her father is no longer in control. Armed with a shotgun, Savannah is forced to protect herself and her sister. 




The evil plaguing her family dons a suit and tie and introduces himself, giving Savannah an ultimatum. She must decide between her sister’s safety and aiding a monster that can’t be identified as either an angel or a demon. Either way, Savannah is torn, and takes to single-handedly running the family affairs with precision as she takes care of her sister. The Witcher Place is transformed to her liking using family money. Distractions are only that. Releasing a monster to roam at will isn’t a stellar option, no matter the promises it makes. The stain of murder and torment cannot be erased. He has fallen, been shackled, and now has plans to rise once more using Savannah as the key to regain grace. 



Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:


I signed up for a review opportunity with Xpresso Book Tours for this book. It was back whilst I was just about to start my exams and I knew that after the exams had ended, I would definitely have to have a reading list for the long holiday. I loved the premise of this book and honestly I cannot wait to jump into it.

Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was incredible. It was detailed and the flow was incredible. I really loved it. I would definitely read more of this author's books just for the writing.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot is where the author lost me completely. It felt all over the place. I don't mind when authors start the book with the end (or at least that is what I perceived it to be) but this book just ended up confusing me with its jumping around. It all seemed the same until you realise that the characters are not the same and aren't around. I couldn't get a grasp on what was really going on. 

Character Thoughts:

Due to the multiple periods of time and short chapters, I wasn't able to connect to any of the characters.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really wish that I had loved this book. It seemed like something right up my alley, but unfortunately, the writing was the only thing I loved. The writing was just amazing. The plot was confusing and felt like it was all over the place, I couldn't connect the dots of the story. Thank you so much for Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.
Yours in Reading,


Melleny

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