REVIEW Ø The Sun Witch Berkley Sensation


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 336
  • The Sun Witch Berkley Sensation
  • Linda Winstead Jones
  • English
  • 12 June 2017
  • 9780425199404

10 thoughts on “The Sun Witch Berkley Sensation

  1. says:

    So here's what I want to remember about this book before I ever decide to reread itPros Characters I enjoyed who had their desires and were likable or easy to dislike when necessary A romance that was predictable but built well It wasn't rubbed in my face and it wasn't nonsensical Much of a plot than I would have expected The palace was intriguing I loved the way it was the only place that had modern technology and no one uite understood it due to the confined nature I loved that sex wasn't risky or tabooCons There is a scene where one character is forcibly drugged well two but only one that made me anxious and uncomfortable The characterization of the man that starts the actual journey rolling seems to be offensively male privileged and that's it He decides that our leading lady belongs to him despite her disinterest; decides to punish her for lying with another man; feels that if she doesn't do as he wishes he should rough her up some and of course no one would mind because women who disobey should be treated this way SPOILER The secondary romance between the King and his concubine is terribly problematic in the I hate you and want to kill you and you abuse me and make me kill people but look at the end of the book we confess our love Even though I love her character I really wish she hadn't succumbed to that trope thoughAlso what is up with the need for nearly every name to contain a Y? I found that terribly distracting


  2. says:

    I really wanted to enjoy this Interesting concept and great start UNTILSPOILERHUGE CONTENT WARNINGThe heroine is a witchfairy? It is accepted they take a lot of lovers and have no one true love because the man they love will die because of a curse The heroine gives her virginity to the hero and her people don't accept her feelings for him and that she only wants to be with him So they DRUG her and force to her have sex with two other men It is explicit and I read on because I was so confused and was like this really can't be happening but it did


  3. says:

    I enjoyed this book at first but it began to annoy me as I got further into it and I think the problem came down to world building The magic of the witches is ill defined and as sort of a corollary to that the character of Sophie is ill defined Okay so there's this curse The Fyne women can't know love and if they do their love will die before he's thirty Sophie sets out to get herself pregnant because she wants children but she tries not to fall in love Of course this isn't going to work out for her especially when Kane realizes he has a daughter and demands to be a part of her lifeKane I got His motives were simple enough rebel soldier fighting against an emperor who destroyed his family He also longs for a family of his own since he no longer has one Sophie on the other hand I didn't get The entirety of her being was defined by this curse I think the story really lost me when she starts being able to use her magic in ways she wasn't able to use it before like there was some kind of block she is now learning to overcome Then suddenly she was just powerful in a very nebulous sense of the word She became a goddess and the end felt very much like a deus ex machina She didn't triumph Kane didn't triumph She was suddenly given control over phenomena cosmic powers and then all was rightWell mostly This is a trilogy and not everything is resolved at the end of this book I'm not sure if I will keep reading or not because of the flimsy consideration given to the magic of this world Although the teaser for book 2 does sound interesting and it has higher ratings than this one


  4. says:

    Really weak I love romance I love fantasy I've read trilogies like it was my job I am willing to overlook creepy cover ladies that look like soulless dolls I should have been all over this book But it was so shoddy in some places ugh Hard to get throughAlthough it had it's ups and downs the subplot with Liane was much interesting I thought


  5. says:

    What the back cover should say about this book but doesn'tBottom Line Buy itSophie lives a secluded life in the forest with her two sisters because of the scorn of being labeled witches and the curse placed upon their family generations ago Sophie feels life calling her and while her sisters have reminded her daily she can never marry she still yearns to feel the touch of a man upon her for the first timeand dreams of a man with green eyes Little does she know that man exists and destiny will place him in her pathbut what will come of their union? And what will come of her when destiny steps in again and she is forced to confront the seat of power and reclaim her most precious treasure?Kane a rebel soldier fighting with the rebel army to crush the Emperor's grip wounded from battle stumbles into a secluded forest And in a dreamy state finds a beautiful woman too perfect to be real before him And when he wakes from his sleep he find himself healed and a faint memory comes to mind where he made love to the most beautiful woman he's ever seenan Angel Though he suddenly finds himself living a life filled with luck and free of pain his greatest desire is to find his Angelagain And when he finally finds her what else will he have to endure to finally claim her as his? What else will confront him from his past?Liane a slave who has achieved the rank of concubine to the Emperor lives each day in fear of Level Thirteen Though she spends most of her time plotting she must never loose sight of her goal that one day she will be given the ultimate giftto be trusted by the most dangerous man in the country And when that day arrives the day she has waited for since she was captured and taken from her family as a young girl she will strike back at the very man who is responsible for her pain But will her goal be everything she has imagined it be or will she make a different choice?Excellent book Starts off a little slow and unsuspecting but then it really picks up on takes you on uite a journeyone you never even anticipated Really interesting characters too and a good ending The only major criticism besides it starting slow it should have had a map for the reader to referenceComment


  6. says:

    I ended up enjoying this book and as it went along It is definitely a very stereotypical romance novel complete with swooning into a man's arms being kidnapped by a neanderthal srsly and glorifying marriage and babies as well as verrrrrry heteronormative the amount of times they refer to each other as my woman and my man and the obsession with babies and marriage omg but I liked it The plot is layered and no character or event is without its purpose The writing was serviceable and the connection between Sophie and Kane was genuine I really liked Sophie's character and as the story went on She's definitely got a full of sweetness and sunshine ness about her but that doesn't stop her from fighting for those she loves being angry when necessary being smart and navigating dangers For all her swooning and feeling empty without sexing her man she was a badass And she was badass in a completely different way then Liane which To be honest Liane and Sebestyan's relationship was the most compelling part of the book It was so complicated and twisted and interesting and the author managed to present it without judgment She neither condemned or glorified their relationship and both characters were honest with themselves about how unhealthy it was and how they wanted it to be better It was REALLY INTERESTINGI am super interested to read of the series because it's strongly hinted that we'll see of Liane in future books even though she is not one of the three sisters Overall a good read that got better as it went Nothing groundbreaking or earth shattering but it was solid and entertaining and had some well done elementsEDIT Four years later I still think about Liane Sebastyan from this series at least once a month and seriously want to re read it just for their dark and twisted relationship I'd recommend the series for their story alone


  7. says:

    I really liked this book it was an easy read that just sort of carries you along I would recommend it to those looking for an in between book the book had its exciting moments and it was not dull by any means


  8. says:

    Don't judge I was lured in by the witches I blame deployment The story is actually pretty cool and interesting witches emperors rebels and love


  9. says:

    A fine read until Sophie started praising men a little excessively When did I want to stop reading? When she mentioned how men even laugh with strength Seriously What? I'm so damned disappointed because the whole premise sounds promising But nope if the rest of the book was like the first few chaptersyeah no Waste of time reading that Definitely Did Not Finish this book I'm off to find a new read 🙂 Adios and Happy Reading X


  10. says:

    I found myself much invested in this book than I could've imagined And the last hundred pages or so really had me reeling


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The Sun Witch Berkley Sensation

Linda Winstead Jones Õ 1 REVIEW

Could have sworn that an angel came to him healed and made love to him Now after a year of searching for the girl who may or may not have been a dream Kane is stunned to find Sophie with his child at her breast But when a scorned suitor captures their infant daughter they must call on all their strengths both earthly and supernatural to fight the curse which promises to end their happines. I really liked this book it was an easy read that just sort of carries you along I would recommend it to those looking for an in between book the book had its exciting moments and it was not dull by any means

REVIEW Ô SIGMAENCLOSURES.CO.UK Õ Linda Winstead Jones

For three hundred years the Fyne women have called their cottage on the mountain home The villagers stay away from the Fyne sisters fearing their witchery But Isadora Juliet and Sophie use their sorcery for good most of the timeA curse put on their family long ago makes true love unattainable for the Fyne women Sophie's two elder sisters both skilled witches have accepted this and have vow. So here's what I want to remember about this book before I ever decide to reread itPros Characters I enjoyed who had their desires and were likable or easy to dislike when necessary A romance that was predictable but built well It wasn't rubbed in my face and it wasn't nonsensical Much of a plot than I would have expected The palace was intriguing I loved the way it was the only place that had modern technology and no one uite understood it due to the confined nature I loved that sex wasn't risky or tabooCons There is a scene where one character is forcibly drugged well two but only one that made me anxious and uncomfortable The characterization of the man that starts the actual journey rolling seems to be offensively male privileged and that's it He decides that our leading lady belongs to him despite her disinterest; decides to punish her for lying with another man; feels that if she doesn't do as he wishes he should rough her up some and of course no one would mind because women who disobey should be treated this way SPOILER The secondary romance between the King and his concubine is terribly problematic in the I hate you and want to kill you and you abuse me and make me kill people but look at the end of the book we confess our love Even though I love her character I really wish she hadn't succumbed to that trope thoughAlso what is up with the need for nearly every name to contain a Y I found that terribly distracting

REVIEW The Sun Witch Berkley Sensation

Ed a lifetime of chastity But young Sophie has yet to find her own power With luscious curves than her sisters Sophie wonders if the fire coursing through her body might be an indication of her true strength She dreams of a green eyed stranger and when she finally does meet the man of her dreams Sophie knows her power nature has gifted her with fertilityAlthough groggy from war wounds Kane. What the back cover should say about this book but doesn'tBottom Line Buy itSophie lives a secluded life in the forest with her two sisters because of the scorn of being labeled witches and the curse placed upon their family generations ago Sophie feels life calling her and while her sisters have reminded her daily she can never marry she still yearns to feel the touch of a man upon her for the first timeand dreams of a man with green eyes Little does she know that man exists and destiny will place him in her pathbut what will come of their union And what will come of her when destiny steps in again and she is forced to confront the seat of power and reclaim her most precious treasureKane a rebel soldier fighting with the rebel army to crush the Emperor's grip wounded from battle stumbles into a secluded forest And in a dreamy state finds a beautiful woman too perfect to be real before him And when he wakes from his sleep he find himself healed and a faint memory comes to mind where he made love to the most beautiful woman he's ever seenan Angel Though he suddenly finds himself living a life filled with luck and free of pain his greatest desire is to find his Angelagain And when he finally finds her what else will he have to endure to finally claim her as his What else will confront him from his pastLiane a slave who has achieved the rank of concubine to the Emperor lives each day in fear of Level Thirteen Though she spends most of her time plotting she must never loose sight of her goal that one day she will be given the ultimate giftto be trusted by the most dangerous man in the country And when that day arrives the day she has waited for since she was captured and taken from her family as a young girl she will strike back at the very man who is responsible for her pain But will her goal be everything she has imagined it be or will she make a different choiceExcellent book Starts off a little slow and unsuspecting but then it really picks up on takes you on uite a journeyone you never even anticipated Really interesting characters too and a good ending The only major criticism besides it starting slow it should have had a map for the reader to referenceComment