Hey Teens and Happy Wednesday! There are so many things to love about October. Leaves are changing, air is cooler and its a great time to curl up with some exciting witchy reads. OverDrive has a wide selection of witch themed YA titles to choose from to put you in the Halloween spirit. Below are some enchanting books to get started.
The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
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.
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.
Mirror Mirror, Twisted Tales Series Book 6, by Jen Calonita
What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince?
Following her beloved mother's death, Snow White's kingdom falls into the hands of her stepmother, commonly referred to as the "Evil Queen" by those she rules. Snow keeps her head down at the castle, hoping to make the best of her situation.
But when a plot to kill her goes awry, everything changes for Snow. With the help of a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince she thought she'd never see again, and a mysterious figure from her past, Snow embarks on a quest to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. But can she stop an enemy who knows her every move and will do anything to hold on to power ... including go after the ones Snow loves?
Witch & Wizard, Book 1, by James Patterson
The world is changing -- the government has seized control of almost everything and kids are disappearing. For fifteen-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside-down when they are thrown into a secret compound. The new government is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Imprisoned together in a decrepit cell, Wisty and Whit cling to the only things they have left -- a blank book, a drum stick, and each other. While searching for ways to escape, both begin exhibiting strange abilities. Maybe there is a reason they were singled out! Can Wisty and Whit, a witch and a wizard, master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents -- and maybe the world?
The Black Witch, Book 1, by Laurie Forest
Elloren Gardner is the spitting image of her grandmother, who drove back the enemy forces in the last Realm War. But while her perople believe she will follow in her grandmother's footsteps and become the next Black Witch of prophecy, Elloren is devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.
When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at Verpax University. But she soon realizes that the university may be the most treacherous place of all for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.
As evil looms and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, Elloren's best hope of survival may be among a secret band of rebels...if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to fear.
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow...
Where, two centuries ago, 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.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters' return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.