Starling House with its intricately plotted story line weaving past injustices with present ones with revenge and retribution with a through line of family secrets is an engrossing and moving read.
SHARDS OF GLASS by Michelle Sagara is an intricately plotted fantasy mystery set in the long series world of Elantra.
Kiss and Spell is a contemporary, witchy, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers romance with a bit of steam. Hat tip for being body-positive and featuring fierce and gorgeous Black women.
Playing the Witch Card by KJ Dell’Antonia feels like Gilmore Girls meets Hocus Pocus with a touch of Sabrina.
This Spells Disaster by Tori Anne Martin is the queer, witchy romance that you didn’t know you needed in your life.
IN CHARM’S WAY by Lana Harper is a witchy romance full of swoons, magic, and lush descriptions in this 4th Thistle Grove book.
Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher is a darkly delicious retelling of Sleeping Beauty. What if the hedge of thorns was to keep the princess in?
THE WITCH KING is rich, detailed world building with complex magic systems, lots of political intrigue, and diverse people. I was hooked from the opening chapter!
In Spring’s Arcana by Lilith Saintcrow, Nat Drozdova’s mother is dying. She’ll do anything to save her. Even making a deal with Baba Yaga.
Smolder is emotional drama and negotiations. And sex. Lots of sex. Descriptions of gorgeous people with amazing hair and eyes, dressed sumptuously. And so much turmoil and introspection and raw feelings.