Another round of Halloween recommendations! This time I’m doing some of my favorite witchy books, I sadly haven’t read a ton of these so if you have any recommendations for me as well let me know in the comments.
If you’re interested in any of these and want more info please click each title for my full review!
Other Halloween Rec Posts:
If I were to recommend you my favorite and most witchy book this would be it! There are 15 short stories in this collection and all feature POC, LGTBQ+, Feminist, witchy goodness! There isn’t a bad story in the bunch, there were a few I didn’t love as much as others but I rated them all 3-5 stars, which is pretty dang good. I loved how diverse and interesting each story was with the different takes on witches and magic. This is also a great read for those of you looking for your Halloween fix but don’t want to be scared doing it!
The reason I’m throwing both of these together is because “Bruja Born” is my favorite but it felt wrong to recommend a sequel and not the first book. So here we are! This is a great series about Latinx witches a.k.a. brujas, it features POC and LGTBQ+ characters, a great magic system and mythology to go along with it, and also portrays great familial relationships. I also recommend giving the sequel a try even if you don’t care for “Labyrinth Lost” though because the second book is just stellar!
This is a dark fantasy with unique witches, magic, and world building although it is a little more slowly paced. I recommend pushing through though because the world is so interesting! It deals heavily with necromancy (thus why it’s a pretty dark fantasy), monsters, and dark magic. It also features POC characters!
This is an interesting one and also pretty underrated. My favorite part of the whole book is the setting in Scotland, it’s just so much fun! It’s about a girl, Heather, who goes to spend the summer with her aunt in Scotland after recovering from self harm problems. However, she can’t stop dreaming about two twin girls from centuries ago. I know it doesn’t sound witchy but I promise it is and it’s pretty interesting but like I said I personally thought the setting made the book much better.
This book won’t be for everyone, it’s very hard to stomach. It’s about Bethan, who is apprenticing with her healer grandmother in a clan of Welsh Romanies. One night a group of boys assault her and her friend, in order to save her friend’s life she must collect certain ingredients for a spell….ingredients she’s going to harvest from her assailants. Trigger warning for sexual assault, violence, and gore. As I said it will be a hard read but very much worth the ending.
This counts, right? It’s an origin story for the sea witch from ‘The Little Mermaid’, a lot of us know her as Ursula though! There’s actually quite a bit about witches and magic in this book, I was a little surprised. While this is first and foremost a ‘Little Mermaid’ retelling, I personally think there’s just enough witchy goodness in the story to satisfy my fellow witch lovers!
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
What are some of your favorite reads featuring witches?
Planning on reading any of these for Halloween?
Let me know in the comments!