A woman with a pointy hat and pink hair stands in the woods.

Witchy Fiction

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The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch by Melinda Taub
This is an exuberant retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Some facts are well known: Mrs. Bennet suffers from her nerves; Mr. Bennet suffers from Mrs. Bennet. But Lydia also suffers from entirely different concerns: her best-loved sister Kitty is really a barn cat; Wickham is every bit as wicked as the world believes him to be. Mr. Darcy is uptight about etiquette, but that's nothing compared to his feelings about magic. 

The Witches at the End of the World by Chelsea Iverson
Deep in the birchwoods of Norway, magic courses through the veins of two sisters. For years they've been alone, but sweet-tempered Kaija is tired of living in shadows and longs for a life filled with community, even if it means stifling her magic. Minna is a witch through and through, with wrath always simmering just below the surface. Different as they may be, both will never forget the day they were driven from their village.

Every Wish Way by Shannon Bright
Raised by a mother whose ironclad motto is "men are trash," Iza longs to prove her wrong, ideally with a kind, steady boyfriend who will free her from the exhausting treadmill that is dating. Although she's willing to try (almost) anything to find love, accidentally summoning a wish-granting stranger out of thin air was never part of the plan.

Witches Get Stuff Done by Molly Harper
Juggling newfound witchy powers, a house full of ghosts, and verbal battles with the handsome local librarian is almost too much for a new witch to manage. But falling in love with said librarian wasn't on her to-do list.

Full Moon Over Freedom by Angelina M. Lopez
Gillian Armstead-Bancroft is cursed. That is the only explanation Gillian can come up with as to why her once perfect life could have gone off the rails so rapidly. Returning home to Freedom, Kansas, a soon-to-be-divorced Gillian is now pondering the wisdom of doing something naughty and totally out of character as a potential way of breaking her bad luck, when she literally almost runs into her childhood sweetheart.

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, and is used to keeping her head down with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos “pretending” to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously. But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. 

This Spells Disaster by Tori Anne Martin
Fake dating gets a magical twist in this enchanting queer romantic comedy when a witch worries that the real feelings brewing between her and her crush were sparked by an accidental love potion, and the only way out of the disastrous spell is a healthy dose of the truth – drink up, witches.

Playing the Witch Card by KJ Dell'Antonia
Flair Hardwicke knows three things: magic is real, love isn't, and relying on either ends in disaster. So, while she's grateful for the chance to take over her grandmother's Kansas bakery after she finally leaves her cheating husband, hers is a strictly no-magic operation – until she innocently bakes a batch of cookies and unleashes magic on the town.

The Undetectables by Courtney Smyth
Be gay, solve crime, take naps. A magical serial killer is stalking the Occult town of Wrackton. Hypnotic whistling causes victims to chew their own tongues off, leading to the killer being dubbed the Whistler. Enter the Undetectables, a detective agency run by three witches and a ghost in a cat costume. They are hired to investigate the murders, but with their only case so far left unsolved, will they be up to the task?

Enchanted to Meet You by Meg Cabot
In her teenage years, lovelorn Jessica Gold cast a spell that went disastrously wrong, and brought her all the wrong kind of attention – as well as a lifetime ban from the World Council of Witches. So, no one is more surprised than Jess when, 15 years later, tall, handsome WCW member Derrick Winters shows up in her quaint little village of West Harbor and claims that Jess is the Chosen One.

Kiss and Spell by Celestine Martin
All Ursula Caraway wished for was to live happily ever after in her hometown of Freya Grove. The self-proclaimed Jersey Shore Witch Princess was set to begin her perfect life – until a twist of fate changed everything. Now, she's telling fortunes to the lovelorn, selling crystals at the local psychic shop, and reclaiming her missing magic. Ursula desperately wishes to shake up her life – so much so, that she'll do just about anything, including befriending a very cute, very enchanted prince. 

Witch of Wild Things by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Sage Flores has been running from her family – and their "gifts" – ever since her younger sister Sky died. Eight years later, Sage reluctantly returns to her hometown. Like slipping into an old, comforting sweater, Sage takes back her job at Cranberry Rose Company and uses her ability to communicate with plants to discover unusual heritage specimens in the surrounding lands. What should be a simple task is complicated by her partner in botany sleuthing: Tennessee Reyes. He broke her heart in high school, and she never fully recovered.

The Witches of Bone Hill by Ava Morgyn             
In this spellbinding, romantic novel about family secrets, two young women discover they're Nordic witches. Cordelia Bone's meticulously crafted life and career in Dallas are crashing down around her thanks to a philandering husband with criminal debts. When her older, carefree sister, Eustace – a cannabis grower in Boulder – calls to inform her that the great aunt they never met has died and they must travel to a small town in Connecticut to deal with the estate, she sees an opportunity to unload the house and save herself, but once there, the sisters learn they are getting much more than they bargained for.

In these Hallowed Halls edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane
In these stories, dear student, retribution visits a lothario lecturer; the sinister truth is revealed about a missing professor; a forsaken lover uses a séance for revenge; an obsession blooms about a possible illicit affair; two graduates exhume the secrets of a reclusive scholar; horrors are uncovered in an obscure academic department; five hopeful initiates must complete a murderous task and much more!

Audience: Adult Seniors
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