Yay! Back to doing Top 5 Wednesdays! Actually I don’t do them if I am interested in the subject 🙂
So witches, really not my favorite genre, if they’re in the story that’s fine but you know what I’d really like to read? A literary fiction with a touch of witchy supernatural. That would be great so let me know if you recommend any! Below are my picks! I stayed away from Harry Potter but know that HP would forever be my favorite of the witch books.
- The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston – Part historical fiction and part paranormal this story follows a witch from her conception in 1628 to modern England were she lives a quiet life peddling herbs in the local market. Elizabeth has been haunted by this dark Wizard Gideon who follows her through her entire life on this earth and thus we follow that journey. I enjoyed it, it was intrigued and I actually would really love to see this become a film, I think it would be even better.
- Uprooted by Noami Novik – this was my favorite book of last year so as you can imagine I recommend it to the utmost power. Please check out my review on it, you can read my gushing reaction to it 🙂
- Power by Linda Hogan – there’s a witch element in this Literary fiction novel which features native American elements and I wanted to include a diversity in the ‘witches’ as the Tiaga Tribe has their own sort of ‘natural’ magic and the animals speak to them and such. I have a full review of the book if this is something that interests you.
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – This book has everything INCLUDING witches which mate with mortal men while they live forever. Serafina is the leader of the witches which take our young protagonist under her wings while rekindling her romance with a now elderly man whom she loved deeply once. I love this book and truly if this trilogy has been on your radar what the hell have you been waiting for?!
- The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani – I’ve praised this book in my review but really it needs to be highlighted again, this book is just awesome. The sequels do not live up to the first but the 1st can be read standalone and yes there’s witches!!