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] 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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[Review] The Witchling’s Girl by Helena Coggan

The Witchling’s Girl is a lyrical and magical story about Hayley, the titlular Witchling’s Girl, who was born with death-magic and is given to Marian for further instruction in magic. We follow Hayley as she grows up into the role of the Witching — the town’s healer and midwife to

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[Review] The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

The Age of Witches was my first introduction to Louisa Morgan’s books, but since then I’ve read her debut, A Secret History of Witches, and next up is The Witch’s Kind — so you could say she left a certain impression. The books don’t interlink in any way that I’ve

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[Review] Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

TW: Violence, murder, death, drug abuse, human experimentation and mutilation, attempted rape, sexual abuse, emotional manipulation, ghosts, dark magic.   Holy ****. Leigh Bardugo’s debut adult novel, Ninth House, is beyond anything I expected. It’s a magical and intellectual tour de force; a powerhouse of plot and prose, suspense and

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[Review] Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

First off, I want this to be known: This book broke me. It broke me in lots of wonderful, poignant, emotional, gut-wrenching, shattering ways. After the very last line, I was consumed by All. The. Feels. It was that good. Sorcery of Thorns is a fast, magical read which keeps

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