YA Witchy Reads

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

Compiled by:
Fern 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.

Bring Me Your Midnight

Rachel Griffin
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Griffin)

Tana Fairchild's fate has never been in question. Her life has been planned out since the moment she was born: she is to marry the governor's son, Landon, and secure an unprecedented alliance between the witches of her island home and the mainlanders who see her very existence as a threat. Tana's coven has appeased those who fear their power for years by releasing most of their magic into the ocean during the full moon. But when Tana misses the midnight ritual--a fatal mistake--there is no one she can turn to for help...until she meets Wolfe.

Curious Tides

Pascale Lacelle
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Lacelle)

Teen mage Emory must unravel the truth behind the secret society that may have been involved in her classmates' deaths.

How to Succeed in Witchcraft

Aislinn Brophy
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Brophy)

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.

A Hunger of Thorns

Lili Wilkinson
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Wilkins)

When Maud hit puberty she lost her wild magic and her best friend, Odette, rejected her--but now Odette has disappeared, her magic leading her down dark paths, and Maud knows that to rescue her former friend she will have to tread the same paths into a wild, dangerous world.

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.

Love and Other Wicked Things

Philline Harms
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Harms)

Rhia Greenbrook has lived in the sleepy town of Oakriver in a house with three generations of witches her entire life. Rhia draws her magic from the earth and likes to spend her time amongst plants and nature. New-to-town witch Valerie Morgan is looking for answers about her mother's disappearance from Oakriver . Without her mother's guidance, Valerie has cultivated her fire magic on her own and she makes no effort to keep her powers hidden. Although Rhia is immediately annoyed by Valerie's blatant use of magic, she can't deny the instant magnetism between them.

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.

Night of the Witch

Sara Raasch, Beth Revis
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Raasch)

Fritzi is a witch. The lone survivor of a brutal attack on her coven, she's determined to find her only remaining family member and bring the hexenjägers--zealot witch hunters--to justice for the lives they ended. To do this, she will need to take down their leader, the merciless and enigmatic Kommandant Dieter Kirch.

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.

The Scapegracers

Hannah Abigail Clarke
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Clarke)

As a witch, lesbian, and lifelong outsider, Sideways Pike has had a hard time making friends. But when the three most popular girls pay her to cast a spell at their Halloween party, Sideways gets swept into a new clique. The unholy trinity are sugar-coated rattlesnakes, and now-- unbelievably-- Sideways' best friends. The four form a ferocious and powerful coven. But who knew that balancing human interaction with supernatural peril could be so complicated?

The Spells We Cast

Jason June
(Young Adult Fiction - Y June)

Sparks fly when eighteen-year-old Nigel meets Ori during the Culling, a competition that determines whether a magician is stripped of their powers or joins the magical society known as the Guild, but they soon realize the connection growing between them threatens their future, the Guild, and all of humanity

A Tall Dark Trouble

Vanessa Montalban
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Montalb)

In contemporary Miami, twins Delfi and Lela are haunted by a family curse that poisons any chance at romantic love. It's no wonder their mother forbids them from getting involved with magic. When Lela and Delfi receive premonitions of a mysterious killer targeting brujas, however, the sisters must embrace their emerging powers to save innocent lives.

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.


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.

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.

When We Were Magic

Sarah Gailey
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Gailey)

When Alexis accidentally kills a classmate on prom night using magic, her best friends Roya, Iris, Paulie, Marcelina, and Maryam join in using their powers to try to set things right.

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
Basil and Oregano

Melissa Capriglione
(Graphic Novels - GN Caprigl Basil And Oregano)

Basil Eyres and Arabella Oregano are both students of cooking with magic at Porta Bella Magiculinary Academy, and although the two are instantly smitten with each other, Arabella has a secret with the potential to throw Basil's future aspirations into jeopardy.


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.

Doughnuts and Doom

Balazs Lorinczi
(Graphic Novels - GN Lorincz Doughnuts And Doom)

Margot, a witch, and Elena, a rock musician, are both having a bad day and emotions run high during their first encounter, which could either become the start of a new relationship or curse them both to certain doom.


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.


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.

Season of the Bruja, Vol. 1

Aaron Durán
(Graphic Novels - GN Season Of The Bruja v. 1)

From a young age, Althalia knew she would someday be the last of her kind--a bruja, tasked with keeping the power and stories of the ancient ways from fading fully into history. Through these powerful connections, her skills and knowledge grow. But the prejudice her people have always faced continues, and after a seemingly random encounter with a priest, Althalia feels the weight of hundreds of years of religious oppression coming down upon her and her abuela.

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.

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.