Thanks to Jordan Elizabeth Mierek for giving me this book to review.
After losing her parents in the Twin Towers terrorist attacks, Honoria along with her brother, aunt and uncle move from New York City to the small farming of Arnn. But Arnn has a legend about Witchwood Hollow, where if you venture into the mysterious forest the witch will trap your soul there forever. As Honoria discovers more about Witchwood Hollow and the people who have gone missing in it will she be able to discover the truth?
Escape from Witchwood Hollow is a good paranormal book but it is not a happy one which it is not surprising as the story deals with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is fast paced, a hint of romance and has three different POV from three different times. It had twists and was a well written and thought through story.
Honoria is obviously depressed and misses her parents and old life, but she is also smart and really relatable. Albertine is protective, resilient and devoted to her family especially her sister. Lady Clifford is lonely and I felt sorry for her and understood her motives, even if I did not agree with her decisions. The one character which seemed really underdeveloped was Honoria’s brother, Geoffrey, as he did not seem to be affected by his parent’s death.
I did not see or expect the ending and I look forward to reading more by this author. I would recommend Escape from Witchwood Hollow to fans of YA paranormal novels.