Witches Book Lists
14 Books Featuring Witches That Will Put A Spell On You
Some believe witch season is only once a year. I tend to fall in a different camp: witch season is every season, no matter what. Along with witch season comes the deep fascination with and desire to read YA books about witches. Find below a wide array of excellent YA books about witches. The young adult books with witches below span those titles which lean more heavily toward realistic than fantasy, as well as those which are far more toward the fantastical than realistic side. Descriptions come from Goodreads.
Skip navigation! Dusk is waning, the full moon is rising, and my faithful black cat has begun to purr. The dominion of vampires over our pop culture fixations has come and gone. And frankly, if you ask me, a lot more fun. Hear that cauldron bubbling and that distant cackling? Witches, in all their occasionally sinister and always powerful glory, are about to storm our shelves and TV screens. The proof is out there.
The witch has alway figured significantly in our lives, from our history classes to the popular culture we consume. Once upon a time, any woman who dared to think or act independently—and thus, "endanger" the patriarchy—was branded a witch, subjected to torture, and killed for her crimes. Luckily, things have changed, and we're no longer gathering in town squares to shout, "Burn the witch! Good or evil, "real" or fictional—they're always pretty badass. The ten witch books below draw from age-old lore to tell fantasy stories about human connection, embracing our uniqueness, and tapping into our own inherent power. From a fantasy that exposes the sexism of midcentury America to books inspired by African mythology, they put their own spin on the cauldron-stirring, broomstick-riding women that have held us spellbound for centuries. Sounds pretty great, right?
YA Books About Witches
When vampires slithered out of the literary spotlight and back to the darker crevices of the bookstore, apocalyptic fiction rushed in to fill the gap. While we loved watching Katniss and the gang claw their way to the top of the new world order we want to see what they could do with a stake , the death of the vampire trend left a supernatural-creature-shaped hole in our hearts. Lucky for us, a new breed of literary witches is on the rise. The Midnight Witch , by Paula Brackston. A beautiful young society woman in Edwardian London is thrust into a dangerous position after the sudden death of her father, the sixth Duke of Radnor. While her older brother, Freddie, takes the title, Lilith receives a more powerful inheritance: she replaces her father as Head Witch of the secretive Lazarus Coven.