Review: The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull

The Hawkweed Prophecy - Irena Brignull

 

I received a free copy of The Hawkweed Prophecy from the publisher in return for an honest review.

 

I find myself conflicted on whether to rate The Hawkweed Prophecy with 3 stars or with 4.

 

The writing style was good, the storyline and pacing consistent and the characters appealing but the introduction of Leo is where I felt the book went awry.

 

Bringing the character Leo into the mix really wasn't necessary, I don't feel that he added anything positive to the story. The relationship between Poppy and Ember was unique enough to work on it's own and in my opinion their storyline suffered at the expense of Leo's character. I found the connection between the two girls to be lacking and would have much preferred that the time spent introducing Leo to the story was instead invested in expanding and exploring the growing relationship between Poppy and Ember and creating a more in depth and emotional bond between their characters. My enjoyment of the book would have improved significantly had this been the case.

 

Aside from the above, the plot was interesting and the writing style was enjoyable and a pleasure to read. The whole coven and witchcraft aspect was done well and was in large what stood out the most for me.

 

 

 

 

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