The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher

The Orphan Witch by Paige CrutcherThe Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 28, 2021
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About The Orphan Witch

The Orphan Witch is Paige Crutcher’s magical debut novel.

Persephone’s an orphan. Bounced foster family to foster family. No permanent ties. No friends. At least not since she discovered that simply staring into her eyes causes people to do insane things like step out into traffic. Or that she can make an entire cafe full of people fall asleep with just one word.

After the cafe incident, she’s ready to try something different. Hyacinth, the closest thing Persephone has to a friend – they email sometimes, offered her a place to stay on a remote island. Persephone discovers friends, family, and her destiny – break a 100-year-old curse.

My thoughts about The Orphan Witch

Persephone is incredibly likable – she’s smart, funny, determine, loyal, and resourceful. Even though she struggles, she’s never willing to give up. The four feuding witch sisters sound like characters out of an Alice Hoffman novel – eccentric, passionate, driven, and fierce.

Good and evil, battling sisters and cousins, multiple timelines, magical artifacts – And Dorian, the pirate/librarian in the library of lost things, yowza – does it get any better than that for your broody, grump of a leading man?

Found family, home, and hope amidst curses and magical attacks on a remote island, all make The Orphan Witch the perfect book to read while you’re cozy and sipping a mug of tea.

In conclusion

With family curses, secret witches, world walking and time travel, The Orphan Witch is perfect for fans of the All Souls books by Deborah Harkess or the Lost Things series by Paula Brackston.

Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC.

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About Paige Crutcher

Paige Crutcher is the author of THE ORPHAN WITCH. Her work appears in multiple anthologies and online publications, and she is a former Southern Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. She is an artist and yogi, and when not writing, she prefers to spend her time trekking through the forest with her children, hunting for portals to new worlds.

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