The Witch's Library

Welcome to my blog! Now, be warned — I have lots of interests and am happily enthusiastic about many of them. Therefore, you’ll likely find posts not just on writing or Witchery, but also on (but not limited to) life in general, books, cetaceans, Taylor Swift, words, music and lyrics, pop culture, gaming, creativity, personal development, Multiple Sclerosis, knitting, spirituality, and magic. Below, you can find my latest posts, or you can always visit the Archives

[Review] The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan

CW: Witch trials, attempted rape, murder    I first encountered Louisa Morgan’s books in 2020, when I had the opportunity to advance read/review The Age of Witches. That was a five-star read for me, and I immediately bought and devoured her debut, A Secret History of Witches, and also The

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[Review] Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

I read and thoroughly enjoyed Rogerson’s Sorcery of Thorns in 2019, and so it was with high hopes that I started Vespertine, her new novel (and, I believe, the first part of a series). I was not to be disappointed.    From the first pages I was fully immersed into

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[Review] The Wild Wisdom Companion by Maia Toll

This its another gorgeously-illustrated release from author Maia Toll and illustrator Kate O’Hara, which takes the reader around a full turn of the year with seasonal practices and wild wisdom offered to encourage and inspire.    Starting in late autumn and following the year-wheel around, Toll guides the reader through

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[Review] The Spirit Engineer by A. J. West

I was intrigued by the premise of The Spirit Engineer from the very beginning: set in 1914, Belfast is still reeling from the sinking of the Titanic, built in its shipyard. High society has become obsessed with Spiritualism, particularly séances and physical mediumship. The protagonist, William Jackson Crawford, is Professor

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[Review] Orca Rescue! by Donna Sandstrom

Orca Rescue! is a delightful, educational book with gorgeous illustrations. It follows the story of an orphan Orca calf, named Springer, who is rescued by scientists and researchers in 2002. It is discovered that her family actually lived 400 miles away, and so a community effort is launched to nurture

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[Review] The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

In The Man Who Died Twice, we return to Coopers Chase retirement village and the septuagenarian sleuths Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron. This time, Elizabeth’s past as an MI5 agent returns to haunt her in the guise of a former colleague, some stolen diamonds, and the Mafia. Soon enough there’s

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[Review] A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèli Clark is set in an alternative, steampunk version of Cairo in 1912, where djinn and other magical creatures live alongside humanity. The Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities is tasked with investigating any crimes which have magical involvement — and that is

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[Review] A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton

A Universe of Wishes is an anthology of fifteen young adult fantasy and science fiction short stories featuring a whole host of diverse characters from different backgrounds, cultures, identities, beliefs, and sexual orientations.    Usually, when I read an anthology like this, I find myself liking only a handful of

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