Book Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

November 6, 2020 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★★

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Book Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. HarrowThe Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Published by Orbit on October 13, 2020
Genres: Survival Stories, Supernatural, Siblings, Fiction, Fantasy & Magic, Family, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adult, Alternative History
Pages: 528
Format: Audio ARC
Source: Libro.fm
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In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters--James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna--join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There's no such thing as witches. But there will be.

I am crying. Legitimately blinking back tears.

This book is beautiful and terrible and amazing and horrible and magical. Powerful.

I don’t have words.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Harrow’s first book) was incredible. But this … this … the power of sisters and women and communities and different cultures and just … everything. On the surface it is about women overcoming oppression and finding their own strength, but it is so much more. So so much. My heart is full and broken and filled with hope.

I needed hope today.

five-stars

About Alix E. Harrow

I’ve been a student and a teacher, a farm-worker and a cashier, an ice-cream-scooper and a 9-to-5 office-dweller. I’ve lived in tents and cars, cramped city apartments and lonely cabins, and spent a summer in a really sweet ’79 VW Vanagon Westfalia. I have library cards in at least five states.

Now I’m a full-time writer living in with my husband and two semi-feral kids in Berea, Kentucky. It is, I’m very sure, the best of all possible worlds.

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