Upcoming book alert!!! Put this one on your radar!!
I loved this book! Nature witches, with magic tied to the different seasons, training at a summer-camp-vibes boarding school for witches plus a reluctant chosen one and sweet romance!!! I’m HERE FOR IT! Plus that cover!! Am I right?!? THE NATURE OF WITCHES by Rachel Griffin comes out in June from Sourcebooks Fire and I can’t wait!
Here’s a quick blurb:
Practical Magic meets Twister in this debut contemporary fantasy standalone about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate. I’ll put the full synopsis at the end of my post!
I couldn’t put this book down. I was rooting for the MC and her love interest, and I loved the way it brought attention to the issue of climate-change in a way that felt completely intuitive and never forced so the focus stayed on the story rather than feeling like I was being lectured about an issue. And the ending was immensely satisfying. A total 5 star read. (Thanks NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the free eARC to review). ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara Densmore, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season.
In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic―losing the ones she loves―is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves…before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.