Seventh Born, by Monica Sanz | {ARC} Book Review #396

**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

Trigger Warning: Abuse, Discrimination, Torture Mention, Suicide Mention, Murder Mention

37638142Abomination. Curse. Murderer. All names hurled at eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail. As the seventh-born daughter to a witch, she’s the cause of her mother losing her powers and, in turn, her life.

Abandoned as a child, Sera dreams of becoming an inspector and finding her family. To do that, she must be referred into the Advanced Studies Program at the Aetherium’s Witchling Academy. Her birth order, quick temper, and tendency to set things on fire, however, have left her an outcast with failing marks…and just what Professor Nikolai Barrington is looking for.

The tall, brooding, yet exceedingly handsome young professor makes her a proposition: become his assistant and he’ll give her the referral she needs. Sera is quickly thrust into a world where witches are being kidnapped, bodies are raised from the dead, and someone is burning seventhborns alive. As Sera and Barrington grow ever closer, she’ll discover that some secrets are best left buried…and fire isn’t the only thing that makes a witch burn.

Publication Date: September 04, 2018.

I was immediately drawn to Seventh Born. I watched a movie when I was younger where the main character in said movie had powers because he was the seventh born of a seventh born. And the reason why this main character had powers was simply because he was the seventh born. What I’m saying is that ever since then I’ve had a thing for stories that have anything to do with a seventh born child.

So I had incredibly high hopes for Seventh Born.  Continue reading