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Witch-Based Fiction Novels

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

By Livan Samudio

Given the pandemic, this year’s looking quite different than years prior due to COVID-19. Now, mandates and regulations are being put in place again for people’s health and safety due to the rising case numbers. Here are some witch-based fiction novels to keep you invested indoors for the rest of your year.

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

This book follows the stories of 6 friends with varying personalities on the night of their high school prom. One of the girls’ magic went wrong and now the 6 of them must deal with it together without letting their family, school, or police figure out what they’ve done.

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

This novel is about a runaway named Trix McCabe, whose father died when she was young and her mother abandoned her. After getting tracked down to a motel she was hiding out at, Trix is taken in by the police. Her social worker gives her an option to go live with her distant-relatives and complete high school or do actual jail time. Given her predicament, Trix decides to go live with her family where she begins to discover what being a McCabe woman is about and how her special gift is a part of who she is and her family history.

Half Bad by Sally Green

This is the first book of the “Half-Bad” trilogy by Sally Green. The first book is based in a European society where witches and humans coexist with one another. A 17-year-old boy named Nathan is a half white witch and black witch but raised by white witches. Due to him being both white and black witch, the council of white witches deemed that his caretaker, his grandmother, was unfit and that he must be watched carefully, which led to them placing him in the terrible care of a new guardian, who keeps him in a cage. The story follows Nathan’s attempts to escape and find his father, who’s known as the most powerful black witch in the world.

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

This novel follows the lives of the Beauchamp family, a family of witches. The family consists of Joanna, the mother, and her daughters, Ingrid and Freya. Living in Long Island, the women lived peacefully, being sure to keep their secret of being witches until Freya closed in on her wedding date. Now, all three women find themselves fighting to keep their magic a secret while looking into the suspicious disappearance of a woman on the Fourth of July weekend.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This book follows Diana Bishop, a Yale history of science professor, who is studying at the University of Oxford. Diana is a witch, who was raised by her aunts, yet tends to hide her witch abilities since her parent’s death when she was seven. While in the Bodleian Library, she discovers a lost manuscript that sparks magic within herself. Little did she know, she also triggered something within the manuscript causing others to begin to come after it. After avoiding magic most of her life, Diana must reconsider her position on magic and prepare herself for those that might mean her harm to obtain the manuscript.

Livan Samudio is an editorial intern who's interests and passions include fashion, music, television shows, and pop culture.

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