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Whether you are a fan of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or aspiring to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, here are some witchy reads to satisfy your craving for long-lost magic. Feel free to sprinkle some lilac and gooseberries along the way as tribute to our current favorite witch: Yennefer of Vengerberg. And remember not everything monstrous looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...
Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead and learns that she is different from the other witches in her family. She’s a necromancer, a.k.a. a bone witch! This makes her feared and ostracized in her community. A wiser bone witch takes Tea and her brother to another land, where she learns to wield elemental magic. Tea faces a life-changing decision, with dark forces quickly approaching.
Bethan, apprentice to a Welsh Roma witch, is harassed by the son of the clan's chieftain. After a brutal assault, she must collect grisly objects to save her friend's life.
A sweeping historical romance about 16-year-old Avery Roe, who wants to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island. Her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper mannerisms and respectability. When she dreams of her own murder, Avery learns that time is running out for her to unlock her magic and prevent a tragedy.
Molly and Mardi Overbrook are twin witches as well as Norse goddesses. They are sent to North Hampton to learn to control their powers before being exiled to Limbo by the White Council. Trouble brews when the twins meet the younger Gardiner boys! This is the perfect book for fans of the Witches of East End series.
Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrists, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees. Everyone in town avoids the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. The sisters desperately want the roses that grow from Miel's skin, convinced their scent can make anyone fall in love.
At nine, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. At 11, she battled an ancient body-stealing evil. At 13, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy who is winter itself! He may make her roses out of ice, but his nature is blizzards and avalanches. He wants Tiffany to stay in his frozen world forever. She is going to need all the help that she can get to survive until spring, because without her, spring will never come.
Nora Walker is rumored to be a witch, which may not be far from the truth. The Walker women have always had a special connection with the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. This special connection leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman, a boy who disappeared weeks ago from the Camp for Wayward Boys. Yet Oliver has no memory of the time he’s been missing.
Born into a family of witch doctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. She fails to call forth her ancestral powers each year, sending her mother on a trail of disapproval. What she hasn’t tried yet is trading years of her life for magic!
A story about a very powerful bruja named Alex who hates magic. On her Death Day celebration, she performs a spell to get rid of her power, but the spell backfires. Alex manages to make her family disappear into thin air, leaving her alone with a bruja she cannot trust. The worst part is that Nova is Alex’s only chance at saving her family.
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