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Witching Wednesday with Teen Read Week.

As Teen Read Week continues, so does the creepiness.  On witching wednesdays we bring you some books about, witches, warlocks, and wizards:

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia.

Ethan has lived in Gatlin, South Carolina, his whole life, as have generations of his family. If there’s one thing he knows, nothing changes. Enter Lena Duchannes, and suddenly nothing is the same. Like most southern gothics, this story hides a secret, one that links Ethan’s and Lena’s families. Otherworldly elements abound: Lena, from a family of spell casters, is waiting for her sixteenth birthday to see if she’ll be claimed by the Light or the Dark. Meanwhile, Lena and Ethan, who can read each other’s thoughts, are traveling back in time to the Civil War, when two star-crossed lovers meet their fates. Throw in secret mystical libraries, a literal witch hunt, dead parents, and the snarky girls and sports teams of high school, and there’s a lot going on here.

The movie adaptation hits cinemas in Febuary.  Check out the trailer below:

 

Chime by Franny Billingsley.

Born precisely at midnight, that eldritch hour between one day and the next, Briony has always been a bit fey. But it isn’t until her twin sister, Rose, is hurt while they are swinging together and her stepmother is tragically crippled in a freak accident that Briony comes to believe that she is a witch, doomed to end her life dangling from the hangman’s noose. She only begins to hope that she might not be quite as wicked and damned as she had thought when she is befriended by a newcomer to the village, a beautiful boy with leonine grace and electric eyes. The magnificently dark romantic setting and lovely, lyrical language and imagery enhance a novel that is both lushly sensual and shivery.

 

 

 

The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delany.

The Last Apprentice follows Thomas “Tom” Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son that is apprenticed to John Gregory to become a Spook. Tom soon discovers that most of John’s apprentices have failed for various reasons, including being killed in the process of learning how to be a Spook. As the series progresses the focus of the series shifts from Tom to other characters such as the assassin Grimalkin and also develops the plot line of Tom being destined to either save the world or destroy it.

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