Welcome to a new series, Book Cover Love! This series is evolving from Cover Smackdown, and will be showcasing upcoming covers that all fit a theme, as well as celebrating an older releases international covers that fit the theme too! Today’s theme is a big trend in Young Adult Books this year – Witches!
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Witches Steeped In Gold (April 20th) and I am in so love with this Jamaica-set fantasy. The Witch King (June 1st) is here to remind us that Witch is not a gendered term in this dark fantasy where fae and witches collide. Blood Like Magic (15th June) is a dark fantasy story of a girl who tries to save her family’s magic – by finding and sacrificing the boy destined to be her first love. The River Has Teeth (July 20th) is a Queer Southern Gothic mystery with a missing sister and family secrets. A Lesson In Vengeance (August 3rd) is set at a mysterious boarding school, dropping us in one year after Felicity’s girlfriend died, as history starts to repeat itself. And in Mark Of The Wicked (August 10th) sees a young witch use her magic for revenge and popularity – but it backfires.
A Previous Witchy Release
The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger-a boy who seems to fade like smoke-appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know-about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.