Unfortunately I just couldn't get into this book. I read about fifty-six of it before I decided to stop. The start was just odd to me because the character you first read about has this thing happen and isn't mentioned again until about twenty percent of the way in. I think this person could have been introduced at a later point.
I make no secret about wanting to read books with witches so I was on board with reading this book after all the word is in the title. If I was just going by the cover I don't think I would have read it because tentacles are just creepy. Me and this book just didn't mesh well although I wanted to.
In this world there are sacrifices made to a kraken so anyone that is even suspected of having magic is sacrificed to them. Marizza is a witch who gets rescued and there's a bit of a romance going on and she has a teacher who also tries to rescue other witches from the clutches of the acolytes. I'm not sure if I just wasn't in the mood for this book or what but I didn't feel like forcing myself to read it. I can't really put my finger on it what it was that turned me off from this book.