Happy Pub Day to THE NATURE OF WITCHES!
THE NATURE OF WITCHES
Set in a world where witches have long maintained the climate but are now losing control, Clara Densmore, an Everwitch whose magic is tied to all four seasons, is the world’s only hope – despite a curse that could cost her everything.
I love this debut about witches whose magic is tied to the seasons,
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic.
All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season.
-In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic—losing the ones she loves—is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
-In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
-In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves…before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.
Please excuse any grammatical errors, or typos. I have done my best, but in reality I am just reader. and will leave the writing to all the incredible authors out there.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin follows Clara, a young woman who is a with with a rare ability. She happens to be a Everwitch, able to draw on magic from all four seasons. The only Ever for over 200 years, this makes Clara both a celebrated and feared Witch
She is destined to be a powerful witch, but her magic carries danger, lashing out and killing those she cares about when she loses control.
Clara is reluctant to use her magic, afraid that her inability to control her vast power. Clara’s magic has in the past spiraled out of control, killing both her parents. Her hesitation to use her magic is noteworthy, but now more than ever before her powers are needed.
In this YA fantasy world, witches are born on either a solstice or an equinox and thus granted the magic of the season. They become weaker as the season progresses, also the very nature of their magical ability is tied to their season. Skills are granted to each season and the weather events.
A swiftly executed book that captures a world of radical shifting climate changes, which is an important theme that mirrors our own.
The author delivers quite an atmospheric, and fantastic fantasy tale. A lovely debut that made for a memorable reading experience