This is another book that I finished reading during the summer but haven’t had a chance to review yet, so here we go! Slouch Witch, the start of another fun series by Helen Harper. I enjoyed the Highland Magic series so I decided that this was worth giving a shot, and I am so glad that I did!
We follow Ivy Wilde, a witch who has a bit of a past that she doesn’t care for. She was kicked out of school for something, something she didn’t actually do, but just gets on with her life, ignoring the Order and forgetting all about them as best she can. She ignores them, they ignore her. It was simple, until the Order make a very big mistake and confuse her for her neighbour. She gets stuck with the pompous Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter, and she desperately wants out. Or does she?
I absolutely loved it, and just could not put it down! Helen Harper creates some interesting and quirky characters, and I completely love them. Ivy is laid back, pretty carefree and takes a few risks. Raphael is the complete opposite, he likes to have structure and a plan. It was easy to see them rub each other up the wrong way and watch the friction turn to sparks.
The story line was fantastic, and it did have me hooked right from the beginning. There is good development of both the plot and the characters as the book progresses and so many fun parts in between.
If you like a bit of magic, thrown in with adventure and a dash of romance being dangled in your face like a carrot, then I would recommend giving this book a try. I’ve ploughed through the second book and will be reviewing that shortly!