Thursday, October 4, 2018

Blogoween Day 4: Top 5 Books About Witches

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Hello my dear book lovers and welcome to our 4th day of Blogoween. In the next few days Kaleena from Reader Voracious is our host and she has some very fun prompts. Today is all about witches, or more exactly, our favorite books about witches. 

Paige Winterbourne was always either too young or too rebellious to succeed her mother as leader of one of the world's most powerful elite organizations- the American Coven of Witches. Now that she is twenty-three and her mother is dead, the Elders can no longer deny her. But even Paige's wildest antics can't hold a candle to those of her new charge- an orphan who is all too willing to use her budding powers for evil... and evil is all too willing to claim her. For this girl is being pursued by a dark faction of the supernatural underworld. They are a vicious group who will do anything to woo the young, malleable, and extremely powerful neophyte, including commit murder- and frame Paige for the crime. It's an initiation into adulthood, womanhood, and the brutal side of magic that Paige will have to do everything within her power to make sure they both survive.

It's been a while since I read this series, and I'm thinking a reread is in order, but I loved the mythology Armstrong created. Not only are there numerous supernatural species, but the witches are fantastic. They're super interesting, Paige especially.

Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcĂ©es with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.
I read this book almost 9 years ago, so the details are fuzzy in my head, but I remember really enjoying Updike's take on witches.

A humorous paranormal romance by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky.

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She’s working as a librarian, trapped in absurd period costumes and serving up expensive lattes in an effort to keep her employer’s budget in the black. She has a desperate crush on her Imaginary Boyfriend, a professor who uses her library. Her doting grandmother is determined to reunite her with her long-absent mother. And now she’s been told she isn’t getting a well-deserved raise—instead, she can live for free in an ancient, dusty cottage on the library grounds.

When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with books—a world-class collection on witchcraft. She begins to read, never suspecting she has the power to work actual magic. Her first spell awakens a smart-mouthed feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings draw an overbearing astral enforcer, David Montrose. Will magic solve Jane’s problems? Or only bring her more disasters?
This is another favorite book of mine. It's a really fun paranormal chick lit book that I'm ready to reread.

This seductive paranormal series continues with a brutal Highland werewolf and an exquisite young witch, adversaries with a blood vendetta between them.

Her breathless kiss haunts him...

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible...

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It's rumored that no one can tempt Bowen's hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction...

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
This series is full of fun creatures (*cough*Lothaire*cough*). There's witches, werewolves, valkyries, vampires, demons, all kinds of cool stuff. A must read for all paranormal fans.

 Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he's stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he's a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry's first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it's his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.
Do I really need to explain why this book is on this list? I am part of the generation that grew up with this book, the generation that set records for time spent waiting in line for the publishing day. I grew up at the same time as the characters did, and I still think it's a good series. (And yes, that's ignoring all the new content and details that keep popping up, that in my opinion, are not part of the cannon)


What about you guys? What are some of your favorite books with witches?


  1. Harry Potter, ofc my FAVORITE. But I also really liked Hex, it's a book about a Witch in a small Dutch Town. It's a very creepy horror read.

    What I also love about it, is that I've visited the town a couple of times already, yay for creepy!

  2. Ooh great list, I haven't read any of these but Harry Potter; going to have to check them out!

    Thanks for participating in my prompt!
    Kaleena @ Reader Voracious


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