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Witches take on many forms, from young and enchanted to dark, deadly and alluring. But one thing is certain: they are crafty beings who possess great power. Stories about witches and covens are always the thing to make anyone want to hop on a broom or cast their favorite hex. Check out these witchy reads that are sure to have you spellbound.
The Witchery by S. Isabelle
Logan, Thalia, Jailah and Iris are young witches attending Mesmortes Coven Academy in Haelsford, Florida. Each girl lives with a set of secrets they keep hidden from the world. Logan, the baby witch of them all, struggles with the control of her powers. Everyone in the town believes in the curse that looms over their heads, and Iris, a deathwitch, wants nothing more than to put an end to it all. While Thalia is running from her past and her religious family, Jailah must come to terms with the dark path her powers are taking her on. As the Haunting Season starts, the Wolves rise to eat; and the cost to reset the balance and break the town’s curse might be more than anyone’s anticipated.
The Lost Coast by A. R. Capetta
Danny and her mother need a fresh start. When she closed her eyes and her finger landed on Tempest, California, she had no idea what was in store for her. Meanwhile, a group of queer witches known as the Grays cast a spell to find Danny, their missing piece. Danny is the key to bringing back the leader and most powerful of the Grays, Imogen, a young witch who went missing one summer night after she entered the woods. But before she can complete her mission to find Imogen, dark and alluring things arise on the Lost Coast, and Danny must use her unique magic to stop it all.
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
The fact that Immanuelle Moore exists is a reminder of her mother’s union that resulted in her having a child out of wedlock. In her small town, the words of a prophet mean law, and the act from her mother labeled Immanuelle and her family with dishonor. But she tries her best to make amends by following their laws and living a life of submission. Yet Immanuelle’s path is about to change the moment she enters the dark, forbidden forest surrounding their land, Bethel, where the essence and spirits of four witches still reside. Feeling their connection, they bestow their journal upon Immanuelle, who will soon learn the truth about her town and the witches that live among them.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
Clara wants nothing to do with her witchling powers, which allow her control over the natural elements in every season. Witches for centuries have controlled the element of which they were born, keeping a control over the different seasons. But now, as the seasons change and the world grows darker, Clara begins to come to terms that her powers can save them all. The more powerful she becomes, the harder the decisions she will have to make—like be bound to duty or explore the love she has for her new witch trainer, Sang.
Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
Every witch must pass trials called the Calling if they are ever to receive their powers. After years of waiting, Voya Thomas completed her trials only to learn she’s failed. Her next attempt at passing trials will require her to find and kill her first love. If she fails again, all magic in the Thomas witch line will be wiped out. Her biggest problem is she’s never been in love, and when she finds a match using a genetic matchmaking program, she just so happens to end up with the one person who wants nothing to do with her.
From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper
While Isidora Avramov might be a few things: A wild child, thriller chaser, demon summoner and witch, what she longs to be more than anything is an indie fashion designer. Living in a family that is among the four witch families in Thistle Grove, Illinois, she enjoys designing costumes for the Arcane Emporium’s haunted house and dreaming of the day she can step out on her own. Only someone is working to sabotage her family name with a dangerous necromantic curse that injures a member of the Thorn family. This act forces Issa to team up with her nemesis Rowan Thorn to clear her family.
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
A murder and a proposal both leave Beatriz shaken and in need of a new home. The death of her father in the wake of the Mexican government being overthrown encourages Beatriz to accept Don Rodolfo Solórzano and his large estate. Filled with security and the safety she assumes she needs, Beatriz moves into Hacienda San Isidro, but she soon discovers it isn’t all that it appears. She knows something is up, and in desperate need of help she turns to a priest, Padre Andrés, who will rely on his witch powers to eradicate the evil that roams among the halls of Hacienda San Isidro.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
As an orphan who lost her parents at a young age, Mika Moon, one of the few witches in Britain, is used to being alone and following the rules—with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos “pretending” to be a witch. No one will take it seriously, right? Then someone sends her an unexpected message, asking her to travel to the mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. Amidst the lives and secrets of her three charges—along with an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, and two long-suffering caretakers—Mika starts to find her place at Nowhere House. But when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect the found family she didn’t know she was looking for.
The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher
Orphan Persephone May longs for a place in the world. After she was abandoned and left to grow up in the foster care system, she had a hard time making any new friends or relationships stick. To make matters more complicated, unexplainable witchy things tend to happen around her, like flying objects and changing weather. This keeps Persephone constantly on the run working dead-end jobs not knowing a curse follows her wherever she goes. When one of the only people she calls friends sends her a letter to the unknown island of Wile Island, she’ll uncover new things she never imagined about her past and future.
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Having two witch doctors in her bloodline makes Arrah wishe for magic herself. No matter how hard she tries, she fails to drum up any magic or call on her ancestors. The disapproval from her seer mother makes Arrah desperate to live up to her family name. Soon the children of the Kingdom start to go missing, and Arrah will do anything to prove her worth and help save the children—including turning to dark and dangerous magic. But these borrowed powers come with a price; one that will take years off of her life and possibly destroy her kingdom rather than save it.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Vivienne Jones was sure she was over the boy who dumped her nine years ago. She even went through the proper steps of healing a broken heart like any young witch would: sad love songs, lots of vodka, and the basic curse sure to give him a bad hair day or two. Yet when Rhys Penhallow returns to Graves Glen, Georgia, to make an appearance at the annual fall festival as a descendant of the town’s ancestors, things go wrong at every turn. With one disaster after the other Vivienne is sure that her hex was more than just a bad hair day. Now she’ll have to stay on his heels if she’s to find a way to break the curse. She just needs to make sure she doesn’t end up breaking her heart again in the process.