**I received this as an eARC through Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. In no way does that effect the thoughts and opinions expressed here. I did not receive compensation in any form for this review.**
I must admit that I let other's reviews of this book sway me into putting this book off until the last moment. I'm here to tell you that it really wasn't that bad.
I really liked the historical aspect of the story and with the magical aspect mixed into it the book became an interesting read. The story is told from the POVs of Rosa and Luke. If you know me at all you know that I do not like alternating POVs but in Witch Finder it was well done and I didn't have any trouble connecting with both characters. The story line flowed decently and I never found my mind wandering, in fact the closer it got to the end the faster I read.
I do understand some of the issues others had with the book, like the insta love thing. Though I really feel that some of that is due to the historical setting. Back then people's stations in society prevented them from really getting to know anyone who was better off or worse off than themselves. I really feel that the whole "love" situation is purely driven from the fact that Luke sees Rosa in a hopeless, desperate situation and wants to save her from that. Rosa in turn suffers from "Knight in Shining Armor" syndrome due to Luke's need to help her. Of course this contradicts the whole point of his being but who didn't see that coming? I am interested if their love could last in the long run or if they would wake up one day and say "What did I like about you again?"
The main issue I had was with Rosa. I mean, come on! You're this awesome witch!! Quit letting your mother and brother and Sebastion walk all over you! Grow a backbone and stand up for yourself, you don't need Luke!!
Overall I AM glad I read Witch Finder and though it was a longer book (over 300 pages), that I feared would take forever to get through, I ended up finishing it in less than 24 hours. It turned into an exciting read that I couldn't put down until I knew what would happen to the characters.