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The Top 5 Witchy Books to Read This Summer!

Updated: Mar 14

Let the witchery begin. . .

Welcome to where the magic is happening! If you're a lover of magic, fantasy, or more specifically, witches, then obviously you've come to the right place. [Yeah, they read the title.] I love them too. Especially since it's one of the main sources of inspiration for my witch novel, The Wiccan [We may be coming up with a more appealing title in the future. . .].

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan was published by Redhook on Sept. 5th, 2017 in hardcover. Page count is a whopping 496 and is a historical fiction/fantasy piece.

Five generations of witches pre-World War II are left magic-less when their grandmother takes her life to save their family. Through recreating the magic, they keep the spirit alive and the hopes of regaining what is now lost. When the youngest daughter comes of age, things begin to turn around for the Orchires. It's only with World War II looming nearer and the importance of mastering but hiding magic with the new generation is when things get more complicated.

Amazon sells this book and it's sequel, The Witch's Kind!

Paperback, used: $2.24

Paperback, new: $10.69

Hardcover, used: $4.17

Hardcover, new: $10.69

To check this one out, click here.

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay was published by Harper Perennial on July 11th, 2017. 560 pages in Paperback form and is a historical fiction/fantasy, occult/gothic book piece.

"Takes me back to the Vanderbilts in New York, but with witches!" - Tana, the Blue Label

The small circle of high-class society women of New York, 1880, go to Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clair for cures in their tea shop, Tea and Sympathy. All is well until Beatrice Dunn comes to town. A small town girl answering an ad calling for a shop girl. Little does she know that she is a witch of great power, but is not prepared for the evil lurking around the city, not even with the help of Eleanor and Adelaide.

Amazon is selling this at a snaggy price!

Paperback, used: $2.98

Paperback, new: $10.49

Hardcover, used: $4.87

Hardcover, new: $34.95

To check out the Gilded Age-inspired witch book, click here.

The Black Witch Chronicles by Laurie Forest was published by Harlequin Teen on May 2nd, 2017. 608 pages deep and is an exquisite YA, dark fantasy, school and education fiction book.

"Potter-worthy" - Justine magazine.

The Black Witch, Book #1, is about a young witch named Elloren, who is the granddaughter of Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch. Elloren wants out of her grandmother's shadow and to attend Verpax University with her brothers to become an apothecary. She soon discovers that maybe nowhere is safe for her, not even Verpax.

Amazon is selling this at a knock-out price!

Paperback, used: $4.12

Paperback, new: $7.11

Hardcover, used: $7.91

Hardcover: new: $18.95

To check out the buzz on this YA book, click here.

Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach was published by Da Capo Press in Sept. 3rd, 2013. 472 pages long and is essentially a history book and also witchcraft and spirituality.

It focuses on six women during their prosecution as witches to highlight the crisis that the Salem Witch Trials were. Represented in this form, this book helps the readers understand the flaws and errors of not only the people, but the ministers and politicians as well. Read this book, and feel what it was like to live through it and be changed forever after.

Amazon sells this book for a low price!

Paperback, used: $3.24

Paperback, new: $5.00

Hardcover, used: $7.32

Hardcover, new: $24.49

If you're a lover of learning, the Salem Witch Trials, and/or witches, click here.

The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff was published by Back Bay Books in Sept. 20th, 2016. 512 pages of in-depth, high knowledge and practically a history book for historians. Also categorizes as criminal law and witchcraft religion and spirituality.

The book starts where the panic starts. A minister's niece is writhe and roaring. Thus starts the baffled and bewitched politicians and educated men of the colony. Suddenly, everyone accuses everyone. It ends within less of a year, but it leaves unrecoverable consequences, including the deaths of children, dogs, and adults of both gender. I recommend this book if you're an educated, avid reader, a professor, or a historian (because the book can be very rough to read).

Lovely prices are happening at Amazon with this one!

Paperback, used: $1.81

Paperback, new: $6.10

Hardcover, used: $2.99

Hardcover, new: $8.88

To check it out, click here!

Thank you so much for reading! You are lovely and I hope this helped kick-off your witchy adventure!

Just. Keep. Writing.

- Tana

the Blue Label

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