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Year of the Witching (2020, Penguin Publishing Group) 4 stars

A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in …

"blood. blight. darkness. slaughter."

4 stars

Ooh, this was good and spooky, perfect reading for New England in January. I wish we'd gotten a more complete view of the witches... at least a little bit. I understand the point was to disentangle the extra-normal entities/forces in the book from their influence on humans vs humans' influence on themselves, though. Anyway, Immanuelle is an excellent protagonist and her relationships with her family and Ezra are well-drawn and compelling. It might have been a teeny bit longer than it needed to be, but overall I enjoyed the book greatly.