Witchy Reads

Witchy Reads
Witchy Reads with a witch silouette and book covers

Crack open one of these magical tomes to enjoy some spooky adventures starring witches!


Compiled by:
Jen H., Sam O., and Lizzy S.
All Our Hidden Gifts

Caroline O'Donoghue
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Odonogh)

Maeve Chambers doesn't have much going for her. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at school, and begins to give scarily accurate readings to the girls in her class, she realizes she's found her gift at last.


The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Chupeco)

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns that she's different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she's a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles...and make a powerful choice. 


How to Succeed in Witchcraft

Aislinn Brophy
(Young Adult Fiction - Y)

Half-Black witch Shay Johnson is cast as the lead in her school musical and must decide between exposing her predatory drama teacher and getting the scholarship she desperately needs.


Labyrinth Lost

Zoraida Cordova
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Cordova)

Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back.


The Lost Coast

Amy Rose Capetta
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Capetta)

Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they're ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since she wandered into the woods alone. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill.


The Nature of Witches

Rachel Griffin
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Griffin)

Witches, who for centuries have maintained the climate, are losing their power as the atmosphere becomes more erratic, and all hope for a better future lies with Clara Densmore, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season.


The Ravens

Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Morgan)

Loner Vivi Deveraux is thrilled to join Westerly College's Kappas, who are secretly witches, until she meets perfect, polished Scarlett Winter, who will stop at nothing to be the sorority's next president.


Serpent & Dove

Shelby Mahurin
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mahurin)

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union–holy matrimony. The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire.


These Witches Don't Burn

Isabel Sterling
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sterlin)

When evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, Massachusetts, Elemental Witch Hannah and her ex-girlfriend Veronica are forced to team up to stop the deadly attacks.


This Poison Heart

Kalynn Bayron
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Bayron)

Teenaged Briseis, who possesses a supernatural power over plants, including poisonous ones, inherits a dilapidated estate in rural New York and must protect herself and her family from centuries-old secrets that threaten their lives.


Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft

Jessica Spotswood, Tess Sharpe
- Editors
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Toil)

History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features 15 stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure, and to kill. This collection reveals a universal truth: there's nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself.


Truthwitch

Susan Dennard
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Dennard)

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. Iseult is a Threadwitch, seeing the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her, but not those that touch her own heart. With the help of Prince Merik, a Windwitch—and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge—the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.


Undead Girl Gang

Lily Anderson
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Anderso)

Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side. So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone's explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact.


When the Moon was Ours

Anna-Marie McLemore
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Mclemor)

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrists, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five years old. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches.


The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Ernshaw)

Two centuries ago, in the town of Sparrow, 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. For a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But on the eve of the sisters' return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives, unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.


The Witchery

S. Isabelle
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Isabell)

Logan came to Mesmortes Coven Academy in Haelsford, Florida, to learn to control her powers, but she soon learns she has a role to play in the ancient curse of the hellmouth—whatever the cost may be for herself and her new friends.


Graphic Novels

Coven

Jennifer Dugan
(Graphic Novels - GN )

After members of her coven are murdered, Emsy moves across the country with her parents to master her neglected craft in order to find the killer and protect her coven.


Crumbs

Danie Stirling
(Graphic Novels - GN Stirlin Crumbs)

When Ray meets Laurie, the kind barista who aspires to be a professional musician, Ray gets a real taste of love for the first time. But even with a spark of magic, romance isn't so simple. Both Ray and Laurie are chasing their own dreams, and even when Ray starts to see the future, she can't predict her fate with Laurie.


Hooky

Míriam Bonastre Tur
(Graphic Novels - GN Tur Hooky)

When Dani and Dorian missed the bus to magic school, they never thought they'd wind up declared traitors to their own kind! Now, thanks to a series of mishaps, they are being chased by powerful magic families seeking the prophesied King of Witches and royals searching for missing princes.


Mamo

Sas Milledge
(Graphic Novels - GN Milledg Mamo)

Orla O'Reilly, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, is compelled to return home after the death of her grandmother, Mamo. Can Orla shoulder the responsibility of quieting her Mamo's spirit, saving her hometown, and will she have to step up as the new witch of Haresden like Mamo always wanted?


Over My Dead Body

Sweeney Boo
(Graphic Novels - GN )

One day, everything was exactly as it was supposed to be. And the next, the closest thing Abby ever had to a sister, Noreen, was just...gone. Distracted by the annual preparations for the Samhain festival, Abby's classmates are quick to put Noreen's disappearance aside. The Coven will find her, Abby's friends say. They have it under control. But Abby can't let it go.


Spell on Wheels, 1

Kate Leth
(Graphic Novels - GN Leth Spell on Wheels)

Three young witches head out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to—or with—their possessions.


The Witch Boy

Molly Ostertag
(Graphic Novels - GN Osterta Witch Boy)

In 13-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted, and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help—as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills.


Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1

Kamome Shirahama
(Manga - MANGA Witchha v. 1 Shiraha)

In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: she wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to give up on her dream to become a witch...until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, traveling magician.


Witches of Brooklyn, 1

Sophie Escabasse
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Witches Of Brooklyn v. 1)

Effie moves to Brooklyn to live with her strange aunt and soon discovers that she might be a witch.


Witchy, Vol. 1

Ariel Slamet Ries
(Graphic Novels - GN Witchy v. 1)

In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated.