BLOGOWEEN DAY 4: Top 5 Witchy Books

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A new day, a new Blogoween post! Today’s post is from our next host Kaleena @ Reader Voracious! Big shout out to Anthony at Keep Reading Forward for doing an amazing job kick starting Blogoween!
Kaleena’s first prompt of the season is one that makes me giddy all over–Top five Witchy Books. Now I’ve read only a handful of Witchy books and unfortunately didn’t like any of them save for Potter. BUT! Kaleena has so graciously allowed me to tweak her prompt to list the wizarding books I really can’t wait to get my grubby hands on! Thank you again!
So grab your wands and hats, and lets see what magical books I can’t wait to sink into next!
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The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. 
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova 

I was chosen by the Deos. Even gods make mistakes.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo she can’t trust, but who may be Alex’s only chance at saving her family.
 

The Wicked DeepThe Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton coverStrange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.
Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.
Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.
Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.

CirceCirce by Madeline Miller

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
 
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Have you read  any of these?

What Witchy Book are you dying to read?

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22 Comments

  1. jamsu

    October 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

    I’m dying to read The Wicked Deep

    1. sammers65

      October 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

      sammmmmmeeeee I’ve been hearing so much hype and goodness about it, that I can’t wait to read it

  2. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

    October 4, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I love Circe!! Did you hear that it has been optioned for a TV show? So excited!!

    1. sammers65

      October 4, 2018 at 11:04 am

      SHUT THE FRONT DOOR AND GET ME A CAULDRON!!! NOW I DEFINITELY NEED TO READ THIS!!!!

      1. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

        October 4, 2018 at 11:06 am

        She just announced it today!!! You really do! SO GOOD!

        1. sammers65

          October 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

          Excuse me as I bum rush to the bookstore on my lunch break! xD

  3. Theresa @ TheCalicoBooks

    October 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Ooh I’ve been meaning to read The Night Circus for so long now!!

    1. sammers65

      October 5, 2018 at 8:39 am

      sammmeee! I keep hearing so many great things about it! Honestly I’m shocked its taking me this long to actually sit down and read it lol.

  4. sepiareads

    October 4, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve read The Night Circus and really liked it. I also really want to read The Wicked Deep and Circe!

    1. sammers65

      October 5, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Ooo Yay! I have heard so many people have really enjoyed Night Circus, so I am excited to read it when I do!

  5. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    October 4, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    The Night Circus is so good, I can’t believe that I didn’t think of that one for my list!!!

    1. sammers65

      October 5, 2018 at 8:40 am

      I seriously need to read this book! xD

  6. devouringbooks2017

    October 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I loved The Night Circus. If you want to read that I would suggest Caraval. I also am super psyched because I have a copy of Strange Grace and it looks awesome.

    1. sammers65

      October 5, 2018 at 8:41 am

      oooo I heard of that one! I’ll check it out tonight then! Thank you for the rec! 😀

      1. sammers65

        October 5, 2018 at 8:41 am

        Haven’t** wow what is Grammar Sam? Lol

  7. Truly Booked

    October 4, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I actually haven’t read any of these! If you were to recommend one or two to start with, which ones would they be?

    1. sammers65

      October 5, 2018 at 8:42 am

      I haven’t read any of them either, but if I were to go off what people are telling me I would start with Night Circus and then Circe. xD If you do start one let me know!

  8. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    October 5, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Um… I have Labyrinth Lost stuck in my room… and my friend somehow won Strange Grace and said it was good? I don’t really trust her with book tastes because I’ve hated almost all the books she’s recommended. 🤷‍♀️
    (We should attempt buddy reading Labyrinth Lost one day but while we might say it now it’s probably not going to happen.)

    1. sammers65

      October 6, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Haha an attempt would be epic xD

        1. sammers65

          October 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm

          Name a time and I’m there for this!

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