Title: Becoming the Witch (Prequel to The Rise of Orion series)
Author: J.M. Davis
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: J.M. Davis
Date of Release: January 27, 2019
Format: Kindle (Archaeolibrarian)
When the synopsis gives the warning “Not for the faint of heart”, they mean this. At the age of eighteen, Elizabeth is married off to Sir Charles. At her wedding, she hears voices, not of her time. The voices are accusing her of being a witch. There’s magic inside of Elizabeth. It was unclear to me if the wedding or Elizabeth turning eighteen is what released the magic, but she’s special. Only Barnaby, also known as Raven, knows, but Elizabeth and Raven being together could mean their demise.
Elizabeth’s and Barnaby’s connection is forbidden, but definitely undeniable. Their chemistry is strong and their banter is witty. The love scenes were a little more explicit than I was expecting, however, I couldn’t put it down. Sir Charles, for me, was a vile character, meaning he was well written. Elizabeth is a great character to watch develop. She starts the book off by being young and naive, but her growth was nice to witness. Reading this story was a little difficult because of formatting. Some words didn’t have any space in between them, but while it was distracting, it didn’t take away from the actual story. J.M. Davis is a new author for me, and I was impressed where this story went and where it’s going!