Reviews by Tag: witches

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness
0
Rated by
Sophie G.
May 9, 2022

A Discovery of Witches tells the story of Diana, the last of the powerful Bishop witches, who wants nothing to do with magic. Instead she chooses to study alchemy at Oxford. When she finds an enchanted manuscript during her research, daemons, witches, and vampires are drawn to Diana and the power the manuscript could bring. Among those looking for Diana and the manuscript is Matthew Clairmont, a vampire interested both in the manuscript and Diana herself.

Teen Review
Extasia by Claire Legrand

Extasia

By Claire Legrand
3
Rated by
Tyler H.
Mar 11, 2022

Amity is soon to be appointed of as one of the four saints of Haven. With the entire town against her because of the sins her mother committed in the past she must work to prove that she is loyal to her new position. But things don’t go as planned. Strange things start happening to the people in the town. Is this connected with Amity’s new role in the town? Is she going to repeat the actions of her mother? On top of it all Amity starts to learn things about herself and the people around her that leave her unsure of what to do next.

Teen Review
A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking

By T. Kingfisher
5
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

In a world full of powerful wizards, lives 14 year old Mona. Mona is a wizard, but she isn’t an all mighty one, she has to power to make magical bread. All’s well in Mona’s life until she suddenly finds a dead body on the floor of her aunt’s bakery. She soon finds out that an assassin is roaming her city, and she’s the next of his prey. This book is like taking a deep breath of fresh air. I was hooked onto every page while reading this book. I enjoyed living vicariously through Mona and her gingerbread familiar, Bob.

Teen Review
All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donoghue

All Our Hidden Gifts

By Caroline O'Donoghue
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

Maeve is a well-known fortune teller in Saint Bernadette’s Catholic School. When she gives Lily, her former best friend, a tarot card reading, she pulls out ‘’The Housekeeper’’ card.  Not knowing what this means, they both get into an argument that ends badly. A few days later, Lily ends up missing. After wondering if she had something to do with her disappearance. Maeve sets out to find Lily and return her back to her family. Did Maeve have something to do with Lily’s disappearance? Does Maeve find Lily? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

The Witch King

By H.E. Edgmon
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

In a world called Asalin, faes are in control of, and rule over witches. A 17-year-old transgender boy named Wyatt Croft is a witch destined to marry the prince of the fae kingdom, Emyr. No longer wanting to be oppressed by his family and the faes, he flees to the human world. When Prince Emyr wants Wyatt to continue the marriage and stop an uprising, Wyatt is hesitant. Wyatt soon becomes tangled in his feelings and desire to stop the revolution.  Will Wyatt fall for Emyr? Will they both stop the uprising? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

The Nature of Witches

By Rachel Griffin
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Sep 7, 2021

17-year-old Clara Densmore is a witch whose powers revolve around the weather. Unlike normal witches, Clara’s power is strong throughout all seasons of the year. This is because she is an Everwitch, meaning she can control all seasons. Clara is a pariah at the Eastern School of Solar Magic. She wants to give up her powers because of a tragic incident that had happened in the past. But with huge natural disasters and dying witches- that doesn’t seem like an option to her. Clara soon realizes that only she can save the world.

Teen Review
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Jul 28, 2021

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, written by J.K. Rowling, is the second book in the Harry Potter series. It’s a compelling book with diverse characters and I couldn’t put it down. Harry and his friends try to figure out who is trying to killing the kids at Hogwarts. When word gets out that Harry is Slytherin's heir, everything gets more complicated for him.

Teen Review
The Collector K.R. Alexander

The Collector

By K.R. Alexander
4
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jul 14, 2021

Sixth grader Josie, her sister, and her mother both moved to their grandmother's house. Even though Josie does not like the town, she has to adjust to it. Weird things happen once her grandmother starts giving off warnings and rules. Then, one day at school, Josie meets a new girl named Vanessa. They become best friends. Suddenly, people from her school start to disappear. What or who is behind the disappearance?

Teen Review Jul 7, 2021

Vampire Diaries Season 1 is a fantasy, fiction TV series by Julie Plec. It follows the story of Elena Gilbert who lives in a small town called Mystic Falls. Elena’s life is normal and happy until a tragic day when her parents die. Then a pair of vampire brothers move to town named Stephan and Damon Salvatore. In the midst of love, violence, and friendship also lies vampires and witches. With her romance with Stephan and the violence from Damon, will Elena be able to keep everyone safe?

Teen Review
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Once and Future Witches

By Alix E. Harrow
4
Rated by
Zoe D.
Feb 9, 2021

In 1893, witch trials are rampant, especially in the town of New Salem.  Juniper, Agnes, and Bella are three sisters bound together by magic after years of separation.  While having to work through buried conflicts with themselves and each other, these sisters realize how magic and witchcraft are on the brink of extinction.  Together, these sisters work with witches in the town of New Salem to combat the misogyny and anti-witch attitudes that dominate New Salem society, all the while learning the value of their own witching abilities and womanhood.

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