by Laurie Forest
5 out of 5 stars
Magic, romance and adventure collide in WANDFASTED, the irresistible ebook prequel to THE BLACK WITCH
“When they painted “Heretics” on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get.
Until they sent the dragons.
But they didn’t count on us having dragons of our own. And they certainly didn’t count on Her. Our Great Mage. The Bringer of Fire. The Storm of Death. The Crow Sorceress. Our Deliverance.
Firstly…can I please just say I am incredibly offended that this only came out in eBook format?! How do you make a cover look like this and then not allow me to put on my bookshelf! Get your shit together Harlequin Teen! Come on!
Holy crap! How is Forest a newbie author?! I DEVOURED this book in a little under 5 hours and will definitely be re-reading The Black Witch soon. Forest is an instant buy for me now.
This book starts out with a bang…like dragons fighting a witch trying to stop a genocide type bang! It eventually dies down but I didn’t ever feel or notice a lul in the pace. There is always something happening and I understood that everything being brought up was either a comment on an issue we have in our society and/or was a mirroring of events and the world/time in The Black Witch.
While the characters and plots are not unique (there’s some good fluff romance), Forest does an amazing job of showing how we tend to repeat history by using hate to guide our actions. They also bring up so many modern issues: homophobia, access to healthcare, sexism, gender roles and racism.