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Are you ready to embrace the spooky vibes and conjure up some enchanting fun this Hocus Pocus season? Get ready to dive into a bewitching world of literature because we've got the ultimate witchy book recommendations to make your Halloween extra magical. Whether you're a seasoned witch or just a mere muggle yearning for some mystical adventures, these spellbinding reads will transport you to realms of magic, mystery, and all things occult.
Our witchy book recommendations include, The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna, A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness and The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston.
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Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Prepare to be entranced by Winterwood, the hauntingly romantic novel from Shea Ernshaw, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep.
Drawing inspiration from enchanting folklore and dark fairy tales, Ernshaw takes readers on a mesmerising journey into the mystical woods of Fir Haven, where secrets and magic intertwine. In this captivating tale, Nora Walker, believed to be a witch like the generations of Walker women before her, discovers Oliver Huntsman, the boy who vanished from the Camp for Wayward Boys, alive in the midst of a treacherous snowstorm. As Nora's connection with the woods deepens, she realises that Oliver's presence triggers an unsettling shift in their enchanted surroundings. Determined to uncover the truth behind his survival and the mysteries that led him into the forest, Nora delves into a world of dark secrets, unaware that Oliver harbours secrets of his own—secrets he will stop at nothing to protect. Winterwood weaves a bewitching tale that explores the power of love, the allure of the unknown, and the haunting magic that lurks within the depths of the dark woods.
Brace yourself for a captivating journey through folklore and enchantment, as Shea Ernshaw showcases why we have always been cautioned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods.
A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft
Within the eerie and gothic confines of Wickdon, a foreboding town, resides Maggie Welty in her creaking manor. Abandoned by her alchemist mother, Maggie finds solace only in the company of her bloodhound. However, when an ancient and legendary fox-creature appears on her porch, Maggie's destiny takes an unexpected turn. The Halfmoon Hunt promises fame and fortune to those who can track down and slay the elusive hala, and winning it is Maggie's ticket to bring her mother back home.
Yet, the hunt stipulates that only pairs can participate, and though Maggie is renowned as the town's top sharpshooter, she requires an alchemist by her side.
Enter Wes Winters—a young man on his last chance, having been dismissed from every apprenticeship he attempted. While not an alchemist yet, this opportunity may grant him the breakthrough he desperately needs.
Maggie and Wes form an unlikely duo—a troubled yet charismatic boy and a girl who has endured a life on the outskirts of a town that never embraced her. However, as the hunt consumes their every thought, they are drawn together, unveiling a darker magic that threatens everything they hold dear. In a race against time, Maggie and Wes must navigate the treacherous shadows to protect their world from peril.
Prepare for an enthralling tale of resilience, unlikely alliances, and the discovery of inner strength as Maggie and Wes unravel the secrets of their town and face the daunting challenges that lie ahead. The Halfmoon Hunt will transport readers to a realm where darkness lurks, and the line between danger and salvation becomes blurred.
A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness' debut novel published in 2011, takes readers on a captivating journey through a historical-fantasy world. The story revolves around Diana Bishop, a scholar who experiences a life-altering event upon her return to Oxford University. While conducting research, Diana comes across a long-lost manuscript known as Ashmole 782, also called the Book of Life. The moment she touches the ancient text, her dormant powers awaken, triggering a cosmic connection she never expected. Overwhelmed and apprehensive, Diana returns the book, unaware that her discovery has already attracted the attention of other supernatural beings, ultimately reawakening her ties to her witch heritage and family.
Enter Matthew Clairmont, a vampire who has spent centuries in search of Ashmole 782. Learning that the book is rumoured to be in Oxford, he rushes to the scene, only to encounter Diana Bishop instead. Driven by his vampiric protective instincts, Matthew takes it upon himself to ensure Diana's safety. As the story unfolds, a forbidden romance blossoms between the vampire and the witch, defying the barriers between their worlds. Critics applauded Harkness' meticulous attention to detail and historical elements, a rarity within the realm of paranormal romance novels. A Discovery of Witches weaves together an intricate tapestry of supernatural intrigue, forbidden love, and a rich exploration of history, captivating readers with its unique blend of genres.
The Nature Witches by Rachel Griffin
Prepare to be swept away by this instant New York Times bestseller that immerses readers in a world where the fate of the earth rests in the hands of one extraordinary witch. In this captivating tale, witches have long controlled the climate, ensuring balance and harmony. However, their power wanes as the atmosphere becomes increasingly unstable, threatening the very existence of our planet. Enter Clara, a rare Everwitch, whose magic is intrinsically connected to the seasons and holds the key to saving humanity.
During the Autumn season, Clara resents her unruly and unpredictable powers. The cost of her magic—the loss of those she holds dear—is too great for her to bear, even as the need to rein in the turbulent weather grows stronger.
As Winter descends upon the world, Clara faces the brink of catastrophe. Fires rage, storms ravage, and she realises that she is the only one with the potential to make a difference.
In the bloom of Spring, Clara finds herself falling in love with Sang, her training partner and fellow witch. However, as her magical abilities continue to amplify, so do her fears of losing Sang, adding a bittersweet complexity to their relationship.
With the arrival of Summer, Clara stands at a crossroads, torn between her duty to harness her power and her desire for personal happiness. The choice she makes will determine the fate of not only her love and her magic but also the delicate balance of the world itself. Can she save Sang, preserve her extraordinary abilities, and prevent chaos from consuming the earth?
This enthralling story intertwines themes of love, sacrifice, and the struggle between duty and personal fulfilment. As you journey through the pages, you'll be captivated by the exhilarating power of magic, the fragility of human connections, and the urgent quest to safeguard our planet from impending disaster. Get ready to be swept up in a spellbinding tale where the destiny of the world hangs in the balance.
The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure
Indulge in the enchanting world of Marcia Lynn McClure as her collection of novels, novellas, and e-books sweeps you away. From the captivating pages of The Visions of Ransom Lake to the frost-kissed romance of A Crimson Frost, and from the thrilling adventure of The Pirate Ruse to the delightful tale of Kissing Cousins, McClure has solidified her position as one of the most beloved and captivating authors of true romance.
It was obvious there was something wildly interesting inside the gristmill, and Amoretta silently swore to herself she would discover what it was no matter what. She promised herself that nothing short of torture could keep her from seeing what was inside now that her feet were set on the path. "Is it frightening at all?" Calliope asked. "Shh," Blanche kindly scolded. But Winnie whispered, "I suppose it could be considered frightening'...to some girls." "Is it a ghost?" Calliope asked in a softer whisper. "Oh heavens no!" Sallie giggled. "It's ever so much more wonderful than a ghost!" "Now everyone hush," Prudence whispered as she began to rather creep toward the back outer wall of the mill. "If they hear us...well...we don't want anyone to hear us is all." Slowly Amoretta and Calliope followed the others to a place where a board hung loosely from the rest of the wooden planks of the outer back wall of the gristmill. Blanche put a finger to her lips to remind everyone to be silent.
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
Prepare to be enthralled by a dark and twisted modern fairy-tale that will leave you spellbound. In this captivating story, three sisters, Iris Hollow and her older siblings, discover that their lives are not as ordinary as they once believed. A haunting aura surrounds them ever since their mysterious disappearance on a suburban street in Scotland as children, only to reappear a month later with no recollection of their ordeal. Strange occurrences continue to unfold around them, as they undergo unsettling physical transformations—dark hair turning white, blue eyes morphing into black, and an insatiable yet weightless appetite. People are simultaneously drawn to their intoxicating beauty and repelled by their inexplicable danger.
Now, ten years have passed, and seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow is determined to live a normal life, striving to graduate high school on time—an achievement her glamorous and jet-setting sisters, Grey and Vivi, never managed to fulfil. However, when Grey vanishes without a trace, leaving behind perplexing clues about her disappearance, Iris and Vivi embark on a perilous journey to unravel the mystery. Yet, they soon realise they are not alone in their quest to find Grey. As they encounter supernatural forces and delve deeper into their own past, they begin to unravel the tangled web of their origins. The world that seemingly returned them unscathed a decade ago now beckons them back, revealing a truth far more extraordinary than they ever imagined.
This mesmerising tale will take you on a haunting exploration of identity, family secrets, and the lure of the supernatural. With every page, you will be drawn into a realm where darkness intertwines with beauty and where the boundaries between reality and the magical blur. Prepare to be captivated by the unravelling of a spellbinding narrative as Iris, Vivi, and Grey's lives entwine with secrets that have far-reaching consequences. Evil things truly do go bump in the night, and these sisters will soon discover the depths of their own powers and the profound impact they hold on the world around them.
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Get ready for a chilling rollercoaster ride as the New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires delivers a spine-tingling blend of teen drama and supernatural terror in this unforgettable thriller.
Step into the year 1988, where high school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have shared an unbreakable bond since fourth grade. However, a fateful night of skinny-dipping takes a sinister turn, leaving Gretchen forever changed. Moody, irritable, and surrounded by inexplicable occurrences, Gretchen is no longer the friend Abby once knew. Determined to uncover the truth, Abby embarks on a harrowing investigation that uncovers startling revelations.
As the story hurtles towards its spine-chilling climax, Abby and Gretchen find themselves facing a pivotal question: Can their friendship withstand the malevolent forces at play? In a battle against the very essence of evil, their unwavering bond will be put to the ultimate test.
This unholy fusion of Beaches and The Exorcist will keep you on the edge of your seat, blending the complexities of teenage angst with unspeakable horrors. Prepare to be gripped by an electrifying narrative that explores the depths of friendship, the resilience of the human spirit, and the terrifying forces that lurk in the shadows. Can Abby and Gretchen conquer the devil itself? Brace yourself for an unrelenting supernatural thriller that will leave you breathless.
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
Prepare for a wildly entertaining ride filled with tension, sizzling encounters, and unexpected connections in this bestselling sensation that has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide.
When Naomi Witt flees from her picture-perfect wedding, she finds herself seeking refuge in the gritty town of Knockemout, Virginia, where her estranged twin sister, Tina, resides. However, instead of a warm reunion, Naomi is greeted by her conniving twin, who not only takes off with her car and money but also leaves behind an astonishing surprise—an 11-year-old niece Naomi never knew she had. Now trapped in a town with no job, no plan, and a heap of unexpected responsibilities, Naomi's life takes an unforeseen turn.
Knox, the local barber known for his grumpy demeanour and aversion to complicated and high-maintenance women, finds himself reluctantly drawn to Naomi's chaotic situation. After witnessing her life crumble before his eyes, he decides to lend a helping hand to get her out of the predicament. All he wants is for her to stop getting into trouble so he can retreat back to his tranquil, solitary existence.
But as fate would have it, their lives become intertwined in ways neither of them could have anticipated. As they navigate the complexities of their newfound connection, their journey takes them on a thrilling ride of unexpected twists and turns.
Join Naomi and Knox as their paths converge in an exhilarating tale that will keep you hooked until the very end. From bust-ups to steamy encounters, this story showcases the irresistible chemistry between a grumpy small-town barber and a hopelessly romantic runaway bride. Brace yourself for a heartwarming and captivating adventure that proves love can be found in the most unexpected places.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
Prepare for a hilarious and heartwarming romantic adventure that will leave you laughing, swooning, and believing in love all over again.
Meet Florence Day, a talented ghost-writer who finds herself facing a major predicament. Tasked with writing captivating romance novels for a renowned author, Florence's belief in love has been shattered after a devastating breakup. To make matters worse, her new editor, Benji Andor, is both strict and undeniably attractive, leaving Florence on the verge of jeopardising her entire career when he refuses to grant her an extension on her looming book deadline.
Just when Florence thinks things couldn't get any worse, tragedy strikes, and she is forced to return home. Little does she know that an unexpected encounter awaits her at her front door—a ghostly figure, none other than her still very hot, albeit undeniably deceased, editor.
As sparks ignite between them, Florence finds herself in a dilemma. Falling for a ghost, even an infuriatingly sexy one, seems utterly impossible. Yet, as Benji's presence lingers, Florence begins to question her own beliefs. Can Benji help her rediscover that love is alive and well?
If you were charmed by Beach Read, captivated by The Love Hypothesis, and delighted by The Hating Game, this laugh-out-loud romance will sweep you off your feet. Packed with sizzling chemistry, witty banter, and a dash of the supernatural, this irresistible tale will evoke all the emotions and remind you that true love has a way of defying even the most unconventional circumstances. Get ready for a delightful journey that will have you grinning from ear to ear.
Red Like Crimson by Janice Thompson
Prepare for a heartfelt journey of love, regret, and forgiveness in this emotionally charged story. Adrianne, a devoted Bible college student, finds herself at a crossroads when she discovers she is expecting a baby. Overwhelmed by guilt and shame, she makes a hasty decision that forever alters her life—leaving college, ending the relationship, and returning home to her parents in Pennsylvania. Blinded by the fog of shame, she believes that leaving is the best way to allow the man she loves, Chris, to fulfil his divine calling as a missionary.
As time passes, Adrianne is consumed by remorse and yearns to make amends. Embracing God's grace, she sets out to find Chris and reveal the truth about her past choices. However, Chris is nowhere to be found, having dedicated himself to his missionary work in the jungles of Nicaragua. The hope of reconciliation fades as Adrianne struggles to locate him.
Meanwhile, Chris grapples with the pain of Adrianne's sudden departure. Despite finding fulfilment in his missionary endeavours, there is an emptiness in his heart that only she can fill. When circumstances bring Chris back to the States for a friend's wedding, he unexpectedly crosses paths with Adrianne. Is it mere coincidence, or is it a divine intervention? Can they set aside their painful past and embrace a future together as a family?
Join Adrianne and Chris on their profound journey as they navigate the complexities of love, faith, and redemption. Will they find the strength to overcome past mistakes and forge a new path forward? Discover the transformative power of forgiveness and the hope of a second chance in this compelling tale that explores the depths of human emotions and the unyielding grace of God's love.
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo
Get ready for a gripping and suspenseful ride in this dynamic psychological thriller from the author of the daring and fearless novel Temper. Delving into the depths of justice and revenge, this story follows two women who take matters into their own hands to give bad men what they truly deserve.
Meet Scarlett Clark, an extraordinary English professor with a chilling secret. Behind her facade of excellence lies a dark talent for executing perfect murders. Each year, she meticulously selects the worst man at Gorman University and meticulously plans his demise. Skilfully avoiding detection, Scarlett has remained under the radar. However, as she prepares for her most significant kill yet, the university's administration begins to investigate the rising body count on campus. Determined to stay one step ahead, Scarlett infiltrates the investigation, charming the woman in charge, Dr. Mina Pierce. Everything seems to be going according to her calculated master plan—until she loses control with her latest victim, jeopardising her secret life and exposing it to the world.
Meanwhile, Carly Schiller, a freshman at Gorman, is simply trying to survive her first year of college. Escaping the clutches of her emotionally abusive father, Carly desires nothing more than to focus on her studies and blend into the background. However, her plans take an unexpected turn when she becomes roommates with Allison Hadley, a confident and enigmatic woman who captivates Carly from the start. As their friendship intensifies, tragedy strikes when Allison becomes the victim of a sexual assault at a party. Consumed by her desire for justice, Carly becomes fixated on making the attacker pay, turning her revenge fantasies into a chilling reality.
Prepare to be enthralled by the intersecting stories of Scarlett and Carly as they navigate a treacherous path filled with secrets, revenge, and the blurred lines between right and wrong. This pulse-pounding thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as these two women confront the darkness that surrounds them and grapple with the consequences of their actions. Brace yourself for a gripping exploration of justice, morality, and the limits one is willing to go to for what they believe is right.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Prepare to be enchanted by a heart-warming tale of self-discovery and the power of belonging in this captivating novel. Mika Moon has always adhered to three fundamental rules: conceal her magic, avoid drawing attention, and steer clear of other witches. Embracing solitude comes naturally to Mika, and for the most part, she's content with her solitary existence.
However, when an unexpected invitation arrives, beckoning her to teach three young witches at the enigmatic Nowhere House, Mika sees it as a chance to embrace a different path. Intrigued by the prospect of a new life, she eagerly accepts the invitation, stepping into a world that promises acceptance and a sense of belonging. As she grows fond of the peculiar residents of Nowhere House, particularly Jamie, the handsome yet prickly librarian, Mika discovers the true meaning of finding one's place.
Yet, danger lurks beyond the realm of magic, forcing Mika to confront a critical question: Is it worth jeopardising everything she holds dear in order to protect the newfound family she never knew she was searching for? In a story brimming with warmth and hope, Mika's journey to embrace her true self and embrace the love that awaits her alters the trajectory of her life in extraordinary ways.
Join Mika as she navigates a world of enchantment and self-realisation, where the bonds of found family and the allure of a newfound love challenge her to embrace the risks and rewards of belonging. This uplifting novel will warm your heart, reminding you of the transformative power of love and the joy that comes from discovering your true home. Get ready to be captivated by a tale that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the magic of finding where you truly belong.
October Society by Christopher Robertson
As the haunting season of Halloween draws near, The October Society assembles, beckoning you to join their gathering. Within the depths of their meeting, they share chilling tales that will send shivers down your spine. Prepare yourself for a collection of stories that delve into the realm of dark magic, deceitful deceptions, tragic histories, and malevolent acts. From misguided adventures to sinister pranks, each episode promises to deliver a dose of spine-tingling suspense.
Presented here are the initial six instalments of the most eerie and enigmatic show that never graced the screen. It exists only in the ethereal realm between television channels, where it can solely be witnessed on faulty televisions hidden away in musty attics and damp basements. If you possess the courage to tune in, for those who dare, the esteemed author of My Zombie Sweetheart extends a sinister invitation to The October Society.
Prepare to immerse yourself in a world where the boundaries of reality and the supernatural blur, as this bewitching series takes you on a journey through the macabre. With each episode, you will delve deeper into the shadowy secrets and unearthly encounters that lie within The October Society. So, gather your courage, brace yourself for the unknown, and let the author's dark imagination guide you through this spine-chilling experience. Welcome to The October Society, where the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Immerse yourself in the enchanting tale of two extraordinary sisters, Gillian and Sally Owens, who were raised by their eccentric and elderly aunt guardians in a world steeped in spells and extraordinary wonders. As the allure of their magical upbringing gradually fades, each sister finds her own means of escaping the mystical chaos. One flees through running away, while the other seeks solace in marriage.
Years pass, and fate intervenes, thrusting the sisters back together in a realm that seamlessly blends the ordinary with the extraordinary, the familiar with the fantastical. In this captivating convergence, three generations of Owens women find themselves united in an extraordinary journey of unforeseen revelations and profound understanding. Through this extraordinary experience, they come to realise the precious rarity and wonder of such extraordinary perceptions, and the practical wisdom that accompanies them.
Prepare to be swept away by the spellbinding story that unveils the intricate tapestry of the Owens family legacy. Within its pages, you will witness the remarkable bonds forged between these resilient women as they navigate a world brimming with both everyday realities and extraordinary secrets. Join Gillian, Sally, and the generations of Owens women as they embark on a transformative exploration, discovering the true essence of magic, love, and the boundless power of familial connections. This captivating narrative will leave you with a renewed appreciation for the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary and the profound beauty that lies within the practical.
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