Book List: Witches

Like I said before, it might be a tad early, but it’s nearly that time of year again. Spooky season is the best season and the perfect time for witchy reads.

  • The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38

Mika is a witch but she knows to keep it a secret. Except for her online account where she “pretends to be a witch.” She doesn’t think anyone will take it seriously until she’s beckoned to Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. Even though it breaks the rules, Mika goes, finding the children, an archeologist, an actor, two caretakers, and the grumpy man of the house, Jaime. Jaime sees Mika as a threat. Despite this, Mika feels at a home until the real threat comes to the door.

  • The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

Genre: Romance

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.55

Nine years ago, Vivi had her heart broken and she cast a silly curse on the boy who did it. But without the proper spell ingredients, she didn’t think it would actually work. But when Rhys returns to Graves Glen, his simple ritual recharging of the ley lines goes terribly wrong and Vivi realizes she might have actually cursed him. Together they must save the town as new monsters pop up to attack.

  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Genre: Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.01

Diana accidentally calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript. She wants nothing to do with her witchy heritage but her discovery leads to hordes of daemons, vampires, and witches looking to unlock her secrets. Diana and Matthew–an ancient vampire–work to protect the secrets and break a few taboos along the way.

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Genre: Historical Fiction

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.00

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows thatthis Connecticut Colony will not be home like her Carribean shore. She feels like a caged bird among the Puritans. But she likes the woods where she befriends an Old Quaker women known as “the Witch of Blackbird Pond.” But when their friendship is discovered, Kit is accused herself of witchcraft.

  • The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova

Genre: Magical Realism

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.98

The Montoyas know not to question anything, like why the house is always abundant with what they need or why their matriarch never leaves home. But Orquídea Divina invites them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to have answers. Instead, they just get more questions. Seven years later, her gifts have given them such blessings. A hidden figure in the family tree is revealed, trying to pick them off one by one to destroy the line. Determined to save their family, four descendents travel to Ecuador to uncover family secrets.

  • The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke

Genre: Horror

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.98

When single mother Liv is commisioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse, it’s an oppurtunity to start over with her three daughters. When two of them go missing, she’s frantic. She learns the cave under the lighthouse used to be a prison for women accused of witchcraft. Liv is warned about wildlings, creatures created by the witches for revenge to steal children. Twenty-two years later, Luna is still searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she gets a call from Clover, she’s ecstatic; except Clover is still seven, the age she was when she disappeared. Luna is worried Clover is now a wildling. Seeking the truth will forever change her.

  • Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

Genre: Young Adult

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.02

Voya didn’t expect to fail the Calling, a trial every witch of age must take. Voya gets an unprecedented second chance–she must kill her first love. If she fails again, everyone in her family will be stripped of their magic. But Voya has never been in love, so she needs to find the perfect guy fast. Good thing there’s a new genetic matchmaking program. She doesn’t count on being paired with the infuriating Luc…how could she possibly fall in love with him?

  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Genre: Historical Fiction

Averge Goodreads Rating: 4.07

1893: there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be before the burnings, but not anymore. When the Eastwood sisters join the suffragettes of New Salem, they look into forgotten words that could turn the women’s movement into the witches’ movement.

  • The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

Genre: Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.89

Witches have always maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season they were born. But now their power has become erratic and their hope lies in Clara, a rare witch whose power is tied to every season.

  • Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

Genre: Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.24

Iraya has spent her whole life in a cell. Jazmyne is the queen’s daughter but she doesn’t want to die to strengthen her mom’s power. Sworn enemies, they enter an alliance to take down a mutual threat.

By myadventure2017

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