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Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (#1 in the Witch Hunter series) (Orchard Books, 4 June 2015)
I went into WITCH HUNTER hoping I would find an awesome female character I could really root for and an exciting plot, but sadly, WITCH HUNTER was a mostly uninspiring read.
Elizabeth Grey is a witch hunter, dedicating her life to capturing those who use magic and making sure they get the punishment they deserve. When she's accused of being a witch herself, she's sent to prison and sentenced to burn at the stake. But she is rescued from prison by Nicholas Perevil, the most notorious and powerful wizard in Anglia. It turns out that Nicholas is weakening, cursed by an unknown wizard, and he asks Elizabeth's help in finding the person who cursed him and breaking the curse. As Elizabeth makes friends with the people she's always been told are her greatest enemies, she must reconsider everything she holds true.
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Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson (#1 in the Ultraviolet series) (Orchard Books, 2 June 2011)
Ultraviolet is kind of a weirdo among books. You have absolutely no idea what the hell the book is actually about until quite a long way into the book. And it's really, really cool. It's a cool weirdo of a book. I would suggest not looking too closely at the Goodreads page (especially don't look at the tags) so the book can work its magic on you even better and keep you on your toes.
Here's what I can tell you. Alison is sixteen, and she wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the past few weeks. She's always feared that she might be crazy – she sees shapes in the air no one else can see, and she hears colours and tastes words. But now, she's apparently finally had a real mental breakdown. When she is sent to Pine Hills, a psychiatric facility for youths, she begins to remember. Remember that she killed a girl called Tori Beaugrand. Remember that she disintegrated Tori with only the power of her mind.
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