Prepare to be entranced! These witchy novels span a range of genres – from romance to horror to historical fiction.
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
A National Book Award Finalist! This intense novel begins Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy with an unforgettable blend of African history, myth, and fantasy. A skilled mercenary is hired to track down a boy who disappeared three years earlier and finds himself in a band of unusual characters with secrets of their own – including a shape-shifting man known as Leopard.
The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne
This refreshing take on Rapunzel introduces the witch who locked her in the tower. Shunned by her German village, young Haelewise finds solace in the stories her mother tells her about witches, princes, and an ancient tower that shields women brave enough to find it. After her mother dies, she sets out to find the tower and is taken in by a wise woman who shows her that magic isn’t just for fairytales.
Cackle by Rachel Harrison
Brew a cup of tea and settle in for a cozy, lighthearted story! Annie has always played things safe – until she meets Sophie, a charming woman with a mansion in the middle of the woods. Annie can’t help but gravitate toward her, despite the fact that everyone else in town seems to be a little bit afraid of her.
The Factory Witches of Lowell by C. S. Malerich
This unique novella deftly weaves together magic, romance, and community building. A historical fantasy, it transports you back to the beginning of a women’s union at a Massachusetts mill. When the owners decide to raise the workers’ rent, the girls are organized by a newcomer, Judith, who has a gift for the dying art of witchcraft.
The Last Dreamwalker by Rita Woods
Like a strange dream, this haunting, evocative book will stick with you long after you finish! After her mother unexpectedly dies, Layla journeys to South Carolina to reconnect with family she was forbidden to speak to for years. While there, she learns she’s inherited a piece of land on an island just off shore – and a mysterious, long-buried power to inhabit and manipulate other people’s dreams.
A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass
Bewitched meets Practical Magic in this enchanting rom-com! Problems in the romance department spell trouble for a trio of witches whose family was banned from practicing magic. But accidents happen – and now they might be in trouble with the Grand Council of Witches while their personal lives falls apart.
A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox
Two women’s lives intersect across two timelines in this gothic historical novel. Margaret Harlowe has never fit in with her well-off New England family, and soon her powers call her into the woods surrounding the family estate, where something darker begins to take hold. More than a century later, Augusta takes a job at the historic home-turned-museum, where she discovers the story of the Harlowe daughter blotted from historical records. As Augusta investigates Margaret’s story, something sinister seems to wake.
Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim
Vanessa didn’t ask to be able to see people’s fortunes in tea leaves – she even switched to coffee! The day before meeting a matchmaker her parents hired, she accidentally sees her own future: death in a traffic accident. With help from her eccentric aunt, she heads to Paris to try to find a way to get rid of her uncanny abilities.
VenCo by Cherie Dimaline
Métis millennial Lucky St. James discovers a silver spoon that hums with otherworldly energy. She soon learns the spoon links her to VenCo, a network of witches that have waited for the seven spoons to come together, restoring women to their rightful power. But a powerful witch-hunter will stop at nothing to prevent the last spoon from being found.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
For fans of The House in the Cerulean Sea! As an orphan and one of the few witches in Britain, Mika knows she must keep her head down and follow the rules. But when she starts posting videos where she pretends to be a witch, she receives a mysterious message inviting her to teach three young witches how to control their magic.
Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin
Lucy accidentally casts a spell that prevents her from saying no to anything: a karaoke performance, a 10K, even a request from her high school crush to help unjinx his new house. With so much magic in the air, Lucy just needs to cast a spell that convinces Alex not to leave town as soon as his house is safe to sell.
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Immanuelle does her best to follow the rules of her strict puritanical society – until she’s given the journal of her dead mother, full of secrets about the past. Immanuelle is surprised to learn about her mother’s dealings with witches – and even more stunned to discover grim truths about the society she’s conformed to all these years.