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It is finally October! The greatest month for those of us who love everything spooky, dark and paranormal. I decided to theme my posts this month around books that fit the spooky season.

Here are ten books that I really want to read that involve witches. They range from light and fun, to dark and scary.

  1. The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling (sequel to The Ex Hex)

I loved The Ex Hex so much. It was funny, swoony and reignited my love for romcoms after a year long dry spell. I devoured that book so fast and checked frequently for the sequel to be released. Finally, that time has come. I plan on reading The Kiss Curse sometime this month and I cannot wait!

In order to not spoil anything, The Ex Hex revolves around a witch named Vivienne who breaks the ultimate witch rule: “Never mix vodka with witchcraft” and accidentally curses her ex boyfriend which leads to wonderfully comedic situations.

  • 2. Payback’s A Witch by Lana Harper

Emmy is guilt-tripped by her parents into returning home and participating in a spellcasting tournament. The only problem? She is not a powerful witch and has a million reasons why she doesn’t want to go back to the magical town of Thistle Grove.

On her first night back, her best friend Linden and a mysterious powerful witch named Talia encourage her to join their plot for revenge against the guy who two-timed them both.

I have been interested in this book since I first saw that gorgeous cover. Top it off with a fun plot, a magical tournament and a possible F/F romance? Sign me up!

  • 3. Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare

Reggie is job hunting and applies to an online job ad for what she believes is her favorite game. To her surprise, she just applied to be an apprentice to a real witch.

She reaps the great benefits of room and board, great pay and the beloved black cat. That is until she meets her employer’s infuriating but oh so delectable nephew.

  • 4. Violet Made Of Thorns by Gina Chen

On the fantasy side of all things witchy, I heard about this book from a friend who praised this book just a few days ago. She described it as having a morally grey heroine with a penchant for lying and awakening curses, an antihero, a cursed prince and a doomed prophecy.

There is also supposedly the enemies to lovers trope which is all I needed to know. There’s just something about that trope that I find enthralling if done well.

  • 5. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I had never really paid much attention to the hype surrounding this book when it first came out. Until, I saw an episode of the TV adaptation and the romance between the witch/librarian and a vampire certainly intrigued me.

Plus, I am super thankful that my friend gifted me a hardcover copy of it. I plan on finally watching the show to its completion once I read it.

  • 6. The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

This book sounds soooo good! It is about a witch who has escaped into a remote forest after being injured in an awful punishment. Despite Odin’s fury over her refusing to tell him what the future beholds, she still tries to find a way to survive where no one will find her.

There, she meets Loki who begins to help piece together her trust and health. Eventually, a love blooms and it feels like all is right in the world. Until her powers of prophecy return and a terrible danger is held within those visions.

  • 7. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

This is a dark high-fantasy novel that everyone seems to rave about. She is a necromancer who raises her brother from the dead. The village ostracizes her and she is left with no choice, but to travel elsewhere for her training.

Dark forces threaten everything important to her and the need to become a powerful witch rises everyday.

  • 8. Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross

I heard about this book on Riley Marie’s channel and immediately had to add it to my TBR! This is a shifter romance novel.

Mateo is a wolf shifter who has been unable to shift for months. In his desperation, he seeks out a powerful witch to aid him in recovering his powers.

Evie is shocked to find a werewolf at her door, because it goes against the rules of her coven. But there’s just something about the moody yet heartwrenchingly desperate Mateo that makes it impossible for her to say no.

  • 9. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Emilia and her twin sister are Streghe – witches who live anonymously among humans. They work diligently to keep a low profile and avoid notice, but eventually everything must end.

Emilia is devastated to find her sister gruesomely murdered and vows to seek vengeance. She is approached by a prince from Hell, none other than Wrath who seems to want to aid her in her scheme. However, there are reasons why she was always warned to stay away from the Wicked.

  • 10. Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

This is an enemies to lovers contemporary/fantasy novel. We follow Iris who has vowed to never tell anyone she is a witch after one horrible night. She writes curses that she never intends to cast. In particular, towards a coworker that infuriates her to no end.

Pike is an intern who has a deep hatred of witches. One day, his cruel comments go too far and Iris writes a curses specifically for him. An owl with the ability to amplify curses swoops down and snatches the curse.

In her panic, she is forced to work with Pike to seek out the owl. If it should die, not only would the curse strike Pike, but it will also attach itself to any innocent and unsuspecting people nearby.

Genuinely cannot wait to read all of these amazing-sounding books! What are some witchy books you want to read or that you recommend?

– xoxo, V


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