Raina Bloodgood has one desire: kill the Frost King and the Witch Collector who stole her sister. On Collecting Day, she means to exact murderous revenge, but a more sinister threat sets fire to her world. Rising from the ashes is the Collector, Alexus Thibault, the man she vowed to slay and the only person who can help save her sister.
Thrust into an age-old story of ice, fire, and ancient gods, Raina must abandon vengeance and aid the Witch Collector or let their empire—and her sister—fall into enemy hands. But the lines between good and evil blur, and Raina has more to lose than she imagined. What is she to do when the Witch Collector is no longer the villain who stole her sister, but the hero who’s stealing her heart?
Thank you to NetGalley and City Owl Press for granting my request to review this book.
The cover hooked me in and encouraged me to request this book to review – and I’m so happy I did.
The Witch Collector is a romantic fantasy that lures you in from the first page.
The main character Raina, is a wonderful strong heroine. A diverse and a refreshingly capable lead, despite not being able to speak.
The Witch Collector, Alexus, has the dark and mysterious vibe that adds to the tension of the inevitable enemies to lovers arc.
The villain of the story, is a brutal antagonist and I hope we discover more about him in the follow up book. His origins are unclear to me and I hope the intrigue is the foundation of his arc in the rest of the series.
As the story unfolded, the expanse of the world is revealed and the politics between the Gods became clearer to me. Though, for me it was sidelined by the chemistry between Raina and Alexus through most of the book.
The pace is steady throughout, with a few adrenaline filled scenes that keep you invested overall. The slow burn between Raina and Alexus has a satisfying conclusion and thankfully doesn’t end on the cliff hanger I expected.
Overall, this was a sweet ‘Romantasy’ with intriguing side characters and a great start to the series – I can’t wait to read more!
This book is out next week!
Publisher: City Owl Press Published date: 02/11/2021
Author’s Website: https://charissaweaks.com/