It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn with a long overdue review of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Inspired by the recent movie release of the new Blair Witch Project, Thea talks about the horror of Katherine, the Black Rock Witch (antagonist of Hex). Check out the full review […]
Title: Dragon’s Bait Author: Vivian Vande Velde Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult Publisher: Graphia Publication date: First published in 1992 Hardcover: 196 pages Fifteen-year-old Alys is not a witch. But that doesn’t matter–the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon. It’s late, it’s […]
Title: Witch Child Author: Celia Rees Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Young Adult, Publisher: Candlewick / Bloomsbury Publication date: First published in 2000 Paperback: 240 pages Welcome to the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Mary’s startling […]
Title: The Hangman’s Daughter Author: Oliver Pötzsch, Translated by Lee Chadeayne Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Amazon Crossing/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: December 2010 (Amazon)/August 2011 (HMH) Hardcover: 448 pages (HMH) Magdalena, the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to […]
Title: Hex Hall Author: Rachel Hawkins Genre: YA / Fantasy/ Contemporary Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention […]
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