The Unmarked Witch: Miranda Lyn *Review*

Cover image of The Unmarked Witch by Miranda Lyn is to the bottom left of an image of witch items such as a crystal, books, and a burner with twigs etc in it. Added text says: Raven is competing in the Witch Trials... Can she succeed, or will this unmarked witch fail?

Genres: NA Fantasy, Fantasy Romance, Fantasy | Release Date: 20 September 2022 | Series: Unmarked | Series Book: #1 | Pages: 421 | Indie Author | Review

“Everyone dies. It’s just a matter of when, my girl.”

Miranda Lyn


When I began The Unmarked Witch by Miranda Lyn, I truly didn’t expect to be hit in the heart with so many emotions. This NA fantasy romance is full of witches, deceit and a whole lot of pain. It’s so very magical, my heart wanted to race out of my chest at the end!

Raven Moonstone is an unmarked witch. Normally, this means she would have no power… But Raven is brimming with magic. When a Trial begins to find a new coven leader, she’s determined to keep her promise to her murdered grandmother and enter the cutthroat test. But can Raven and her best friend Kirsi manage to conquer the Trials? Why is the dark and twisted King taking an interest in Raven? In The Unmarked Witch, you never know whom you can trust…

Cover image of The Unmarked Witch by Miranda Lyn is to the bottom right of an image of a dark table, fluffy flowers, a lit candle and a few cork-stopped receptacles. Added text says: The Dark King is watching every move Raven makes... Will Raven survive both the Trials and the King's attention?
The Unmarked Witch by Miranda Lyn is an incredibly moving and heart-pounding NA fantasy romance!

Happiness Boost:

Miranda sets the foundation without being burdensome with the backstory. I immediately felt a connection with our heroine, Raven, and wanted her to find a way to win the Trials and defeat the King. You have to dream big, okay? But the storyline I got was *even better*. Nothing is straightforward in The Unmarked Witch, with both vexing witches and chaotic magic in play. Tell me that wouldn’t be a happiness boost for you too!

I know they’re witches but I also got fae vibes reading about Bastian. If you’ve ever read The Bargainer series by Laura Thalassa or Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses, I think you’ll fall in love with this book and be just as fangirly as I am! The darkness within The Unmarked Witch is both powerful and seductive, and I didn’t want to come to the end. Raven’s story takes you to one of the most exciting worlds you’ll read this year if you love NA fantasy.

I love familiars. Adore them. And darling, precious Scoop? I would even try to pick you up in your full form and hug you, let alone as a kitten. There’s such a sweetness to the relationship between Raven, Kirsi and Kirsi’s familiar, Scoop. They are the ultimate besties for life, and I think I loved them just as much as I did Raven. Because Miranda effortlessly writes a tangled web full of relationships and their corresponding power plays, I held even tighter to the glittery goodness of this trio.


I have to wait until next year for the second book in this duology… Oh you mean downsides to the story itself? NONE!

Final Thoughts:

The Unmarked Witch by Miranda Lyn is an NA fantasy romance you will want on your bookshelves if you love this genre. I have an e-book of this beauty, but I’m going to be ordering a physical copy too. Where will I find the room? Who knows! Who cares! It’s *happening*.

This story left me breathless, with a pounding heart and a devastated look on my face. I love this phenomenal tale with everything that I am and I cannot wait for book two! I know, I know, I have to be patient. But oh this story is exceptional. Go grab yourself a copy right now, so we can flip out over this together! Happy reading, glitterbugs!

You can order The Unmarked Witch by Miranda Lyn via these links:

Amazon | Booktopia | Fishpond

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