A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

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An atmospheric story of spine-tingling mystery, magic and dangerous romance.

When Anna meets handsome Seth Waters on her very first day at her new school, she is completely smitten. What Anna doesn’t know is that she has magical powers which are about to be released with unexpected consequences. Love and magic become inextricably intertwined in this page-turning and bewitching romance.

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A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

Anna Winterson doesn't know she's a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power. When Anna meets Seth, and enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her - but if it is her magic that's controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain. When love is tangled up in magic, how can you be sure what's real?


'It's a great read, steeped in witchcraft, with a steamy romance, feisty leads and a brooding coastal setting.' - The Bookseller

'..a taut, thriller full of genuine suspense that builds to a gripping and satisfying climax.' - Books for Keeps

'A great deal to like here.' - Bookbag '

'A Witch in Winter is totally one to look out for. Ruth Warburton is going to take the YA market by storm. With well researched facts, romance and some fantastic action scenes, A Witch in Winter is a thoroughly enchanting read!' - Jade, at Ink Scratchers

'Anna's reactions to the events were pretty much how I imagine I'd react, which made it easy to love her... The love story was so fantastically different, I loved the idea of it and it was so well executed... The ultimate battle was amazing, the enemy was one that I actually found quite scary, and the solution was neither easy nor lazy. It has everything you'd expect from a paranormal YA, but it avoids the cliches and predictability...' - Cait from The Cait Files

'One of my most highly anticipated 2012 reads...' - Brodie of Eleusinian Mysteries

About the Author

Ruth Warburton

Ruth Warburton grew up on the south coast of England in Lewes; a small town with a long history. After leaving Lewes she studied English at the University of Manchester, and there developed a fascination with Old English and Middle English texts. While researching A Witch in Winter she found herself returning to them, in particular Beowulf and Le Morte d'Arthur, and seeds from these mixed with ancient Mesopotamian demons, Voodoo spells, Tudor superstitions and 15th century witch-hunting guides, to create the Winter Trilogy. Ruth is now a publicist for adult fiction at Random House and lives in North London.

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368 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th January 2012




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