Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

Book Genre Tag "Fantasy" with image of fantasy world of mountains and water
Paybacks a witch book cover with hands, crystals, and a moon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Witches. Romance. Magical Secrets. Competition.

This book had all the things that I love in a magical book! When Emmy returns to her childhood town for a magical tournament, her plan is to get in, lay low, and get out. After a bad break up years ago, she chose to leave town and allow her magical powers to fade. Coming back home, she reconnects with two women who also had a bad experience with this guy. The three of them decide to join forces and get revenge. Mixed into this story of revenge is a magical tournament that Emmy must host, and three people from the other main families of the town must participate in.

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One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Book cover cat in kitchen with boiling magical pots

A mixture of witchy magic and murder mystery? Yes, please! This is the first book in a new series, Kitchen Witch Mysteries, and I thought it was so much fun!

Mia has just moved back to her grandmother’s town where people know that there is magic, creating an open and inviting environment, for the most part. At her first job in the new town, someone is murdered and she becomes not only a suspect but also next on the killer’s hit list!

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Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I loved, loved, loved this book! This is my first book by Kerri Maniscalco, and now I have to go back and read her other ones!

Twins Emilia and Vittoria are witches, and they have grown up with the knowledge that there are Wicked princes of Hell that threaten their lives. They must always wear their special necklaces that help guard them and continue to use protective magic. Then one night, Vittoria is brutally murdered with her heart ripped out of her chest. Emilia discovers Vittoria and vows vengeance, even if it means using dark magic, something her grandmother has spent her entire life warning the twins about. Her use of dark magic goes a bit wrong when she summons, not a demon to assist her, but one of the very Princes of Hell she has worked to avoid her entire life. The two are immediate enemies, and yet they both seem to want the same thing; to find Vittoria’s murderer.

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 4 out of 5.

What I Loved:

Ninth House is filled with a huge variety of magic and I loved learning about it. Each house has its own type of magic and I was so interested every time I was introduced to it.

How I Felt:

The story follows Alex, a Yale freshman as she is accepted into one of the university’s secret societies. Alex isn’t just a normal freshman joining college clubs. She was recruited for a special position in the Ninth House at Yale. A secret group with spooky situations constantly popping up.

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