Hi guys! How are you? I don’t usually do TBRs on this blog, cause I’m a big mood reader and really, really suck at them. But I’m also a sucker for themed reading, so I’m making an exception for Halloween and I’ve got a nice little stack of creepy and witchy reads I’m planning to read.
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
When Rona Blackburn came to Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills were met with guilt and fear by the island’s original eight settlers who burned “the witch” out of her home. Her descendant Nor Blackburn just wants a normal life, but when a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price, Nor knows a storm is coming.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Two centuries ago, in the cursed town of Sparrow, three sister were drowned for witchery. Each summer the sisters return for a brief time to seek their revenge, stealing the hearts of three weak-hearted girls, they lure boys into the harbor and pull them under. Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger and only Penny sees what others cannot. She has to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
Marinka lives in a wandering house with chicken legs with her grandmother who’s a Yaga, a guardian who guided the dead into the afterlife, Marinka is being trained to become a Yaga herself, but she longs for human companionship. So when she has the chance to make a friend, she breaks all the rules, with terrible consequences. Her grandmother disappears and Marinka has to find her, even if that means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife.
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
Set in 1880’s New York The Witches of New York follows seventeen year old Beatrice as she leaves her village to work for Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clairs tat their ea shop, Tea and Sympathy, where they provide secret cures for those who speak the right words and ask the right questions. Beatrice has great spiritual gifts and under the tutelage of Adelaide and Eleanor she comes to harness many of her powers, but not even they can prepare her for the evils lurking in the darkest corners of the city,
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
In Prague, working as a translator, Helen Franklin has found a home of sorts. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears.
The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon, her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life, she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski
Winter didn’t ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad vanishes, she’s the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through its portals. But the wood is poisoned. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must put her trust in Henry, a young man from eighteenth-century England who knows more than he should about the wood.
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she, or anyone, saw of them. Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings, which catch the attention of the wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. She’s implored to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor and Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what happened to her friends. Yet it’s immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale.