witches

Cover image of the book Toil & Trouble

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft

Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe
5
Rated by
Hebah A.H.
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

It's that time of year where my reading generally turns to the spookier side, and there's no paranormal motif I love more than witchy women. Fiction has definitely seen an uptick in feminist reclamations of witchy tropes and depictions in recent years, and I am here for it.

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

All the Birds in the Sky

Charlie Jane Anders
5
Rated by
Josh N.
Monday, Mar 7, 2016

"Genre mashups," where an author takes two different genres or sub-genres--for example, romance and steampunk or hardboiled detective and science-fiction--are not exactly new, but they have become a hot topic lately.

The Last Dream Keeper by Amber Benson

The Last Dream Keeper

Amber Benson
4
Rated by
Josh N.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016

The second book in the Echo Park Coven series picks up immediately after the end of the first book, The Witches of Echo Park. Lyse and her fellow witches, or blood sisters as they prefer to call themselves, have a major threat called "the Flood" looming over them. It isn't long before the Flood comes in and washes the coven, and the plot, in many different, dangerous directions.

The Shepherd's Crown

Terry Pratchett
4
Rated by
Rachel C.
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

As he does for everyone in the end, Death has come for Granny Weatherwax. The finest leader the witches never had, indisputably first amongst equals, Granny bequeaths her legacy to young Tiffany Aching. Tiffany struggles to do the job in front of her when she has to manage her own steading, Granny's steading, train a new apprentice (and never before has a boy wanted to be a witch!), and stop the elven incursion into her world. Not to mention reining in the Nac Mac Feegle clan. Crivens!