By Cory Putman Oakes
In the wake of the Second Inquisition, modern day witches live in witch-only communities called Havens. Sixteen-year-old Macie and her mother, Aubra, are grifters, making their living by traveling between the Havens, robbing them, then using Aubra’s power to erase the evidence. Macie is sick of stealing and wants out. But her mother convinces her to stay and pull one last heist – the last job they’ll ever have to do – in the most famous and mysterious Haven of them all: Witchtown.
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books For Young Readers)
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While you’re reading WITCHTOWN, why not get into a witchy mood by baking up a batch of the most popular pastries sold at the Witchtown Bakery? Get the recipe here: Gayle’s Lemony Thyme Scones.
PRAISE FOR WITCHTOWN:
“[A]n appealing combination of the paranormal and romance genres, sure to please older Harry Potter fans . . . a creative approach to the witch and wizard genre . . . [a]n engaging tale with enjoyable characters.” – School Library Journal
“This uncomplicated, romantic story will charm reluctant readers who want a little magic.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A fun trip into a paranormal world” – School Library Connection
“This genre-blender – think Ocean’s 11 meets Charmed – is an enjoyable coming-of-age tale sure to be a hit with readers who like their romance or mystery with a hint of the paranormal.” – Booklist
“[R]eaders will cheer when she finally takes her mother down in a scene that is both unexpected and satisfying.” – The Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books
“[A] fast, fun read . . . A great selection for a teen book discussion, this book will find a wide audience in most libraries.” – VOYA (June 2017, Vol 40, No.2)
“Mysterious and alluring, this novel is a great pick for any reader looking for excitement, adventure, secrecy, and magic.” – VOYA (Teen Reviewer) (June 2017, Vol. 30, No.2)