The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull

The Hawkweed ProphecyThe Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

In a coven of witches two sisters learn of a prophecy that says that one of then will give birth to the next leader of their coven. Raven is the determined sister who will do anything to make sure that the baby will definitely be her daughter. She puts a spell on her sister to make sure she will not give birth to a girl but when that spell wears off and a girl is predicted Raven switches the daughter with a human child across the country.

As the two girls grow up each finds it hard to fit into their lives. Ember studies magic among the witch coven but she’d rather make herself look pretty and smell good than deal with the icky things the spells ingredients call for. While across the country Poppy never fits in with her family and continues to be expelled from school after school for her “accidents” that defy explanation.

The Hawkweed Prophecy grabbed my attention in the beginning and was really expecting to completely love this book. Somewhere along the way though I found that it just seemed to drop off for me a bit as far as the excitement level was concerned. The idea was great but there was just a bit of something missing to me.

The story ended up including a bit of a love triangle in the middle which may be the point that it got a bit dull. It’s really kind of awkward to have both of these girls who are complete opposites seem to end up wanting the same boy. Probably would have worked better for me if that part hadn’t been included.

Overall 3.5 stars, interesting ideas behind the plot with a good start and finish but a bit of a lull in the middle of the story to me.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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