5 boeken over heksen die ik met Halloween wil lezen

Geplaatst op 27 oktober 2021 door Emmy in Boeken / 0 Comments

Het zal je niet ontgaan zijn: het is bijna Halloween. Ondanks het commerciele aspect, vind ik dit een heel leuk feest. Vol magie, samenkomst en tja.. heksen. En daarom heb ik vijf boeken over heksen uitgezocht die ik deze en volgende week hoop te lezen. Want #witchyvibes.

Payback’s a witch

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling rom-com by Lana Harper.

Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one—in part because she hasn’t been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family history and a desire to forge her own way in the world, and only the very tiniest bit to do with Gareth Blackmoore, heir to the most powerful magical family in town and casual breaker of hearts and destroyer of dreams.

But when a spellcasting tournament that her family serves as arbiters for approaches, it turns out the pull of tradition (or the truly impressive parental guilt trip that comes with it) is strong enough to bring Emmy back. She’s determined to do her familial duty; spend some quality time with her best friend, Linden Thorn; and get back to her real life in Chicago.

On her first night home, Emmy runs into Talia Avramov—an all-around badass adept in the darker magical arts—who is fresh off a bad breakup . . . with Gareth Blackmoore. Talia had let herself be charmed, only to discover that Gareth was also seeing Linden—unbeknownst to either of them. And now she and Linden want revenge. Only one question stands: Is Emmy in?

But most concerning of all: Why can’t she stop thinking about the terrifyingly competent, devastatingly gorgeous, wickedly charming Talia Avramov?

In dit boek ben ik al begonnen. Het leest heerlijk weg en is magisch! Het is geen YA en bevat een aantal expliciete scenes. Wel erg genieten hoor!

Leger van Schaduw en Storm

Terwijl in Solvenia een gruwelijke oorlog woedt, vluchten Lara en haar vrienden naar Meerland voor een nazomer vol zon, vrijheid en de Magische Spelen. Hier zou Lara zich wel thuis kunnen voelen – maar ondertussen lijdt haar eigen land onder de terreur van de president.

Dan ontmoet ze Karissa, die Lara ziet als de leider van de revolutie. Volgens haar zal zij de opstand gaan leiden om heksen hun vrijheid terug te geven. Maar is Lara daar wel klaar voor?

Het vervolg van Heks van vuur en oorlog! Ik heb deel twee pas ontvangen en ik ben erg nieuwsgierig!

Precious Catastrophe

The utterly compelling and darkly magical sequel to award-winning author Deirdre Sullivan’s PERFECTLY PREVENTABLE DEATHS

Look. Madeline. You’ve lost your soul. You’ve lost your freedom. You’ve lost a bit of your sister. What else could go wrong?

Catlin and Madeline are extraordinary sisters, living extraordinary lives – in a place that seems entirely ordinary, but which in fact seethes with secrets, both sacred and sinister. Ballyfran is a village where, for centuries, people who are not quite human have gathered. Catlin has already fallen foul of one such creature – a dark, vicious predator who almost killed her – and only Madeline giving up a part of her own soul was able to bring Catlin back from the brink of death.

Now, the girls are making their strange new lives: Catlin, haunted by what happened to her, is isolated and bereft; Madeline is learning ancient magics under the tutelage of local wise woman Mamó. Learning that magic isn’t mindfulness and hats. It’s work – hard work. And Madeline knows she has to keep watch. On her sister. On the things that happen. Notice things before they start to happen. And before long, they do …

Ook dit is een vervolg, namelijk van Perfectly preventable deaths. Ik vond deel één echt bijzonder sferisch en ik sprong een gat in de lucht toen ik erachter kwam dat deel 2 al uit was en ik het boek vervolgens voor een schijntje kon aanschaffen.

This Poison heart

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron’s new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.

Briseis has a gift: she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms with a single touch.

When Briseis’s aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York, Bri and her parents decide to leave Brooklyn behind for the summer. Hopefully there, surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they could never have imagined–it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden filled with the deadliest botanicals in the world that can only be entered by those who share Bri’s unique family lineage.

When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a surprising talent for creating them. One of the visitors is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets about the history of the estate and its surrounding community. There is more to Bri’s sudden inheritance than she could have imagined, and she is determined to uncover it . . . until a nefarious group comes after her in search of a rare and dangerous immortality elixir. Up against a centuries-old curse and the deadliest plant on earth, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family.

From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes another inspiring and deeply compelling story about a young woman with the power to conquer the dark forces descending around her.

Naast een mega coverbuy lijkt dit boek me gewoon fantastisch. Ik kijk er enorm naar uit om het te kunnen lezen.

The Witch Haven

An instant New York Times bestseller!

The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards.

In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious death of her brother months prior. Everything changes when she’s attacked and a man ends up dead at her feet—her scissors in his neck, and she can’t explain how they got there.

Before she can be condemned as a murderess, two cape-wearing nurses arrive to inform her she is deathly ill and ordered to report to Haxahaven Sanitarium. But Frances finds Haxahaven isn’t a sanitarium at all: it’s a school for witches. Within Haxahaven’s glittering walls, Frances finds the sisterhood she craves, but the headmistress warns Frances that magic is dangerous. Frances has no interest in the small, safe magic of her school, and is instead enchanted by Finn, a boy with magic himself who appears in her dreams and tells her he can teach her all she’s been craving to learn, lessons that may bring her closer to discovering what truly happened to her brother.

Frances’s newfound power attracts the attention of the leader of an ancient order who yearns for magical control of Manhattan. And who will stop at nothing to have Frances by his side. Frances must ultimately choose what matters more, justice for her murdered brother and her growing feelings for Finn, or the safety of her city and fellow witches. What price would she pay for power, and what if the truth is more terrible than she ever imagined?

Meestal koop ik alleen boeken die echt op mijn wishlist staan, maar toen ik deze zag staan in de boekhandel kon ik me gewoon niet inhouden. Het klinkt zo ontzettend vet! Tja, ik ben een sucker voor heksenscholen. Zin in!

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