She watches her mother die at the hands of witch hunters…
… and a desire for revenge burns like fury in her, summoning magic more potent than ever before or since.
But Evey has promised to keep her sister safe to.
With a storm gathering, she searches for a light in the darkness.
A flicker of hope that will guide them to a brighter, kinder world, where Dill can dance – and they can be free.
Witch is a breath-taking debut about the power of women, witchcraft, revenge and the ties that can bind us as one. Set in the 17th century, this book was perfect for me as I love reading about all thing’s witchcraft. It is a story that captures family rivalry especially amongst siblings and it is so beautifully written I didn’t want to put it down. It is full enchantment and superstition from start to finish and the creepy atmosphere really draws you into the story. Witch is both brilliant, imaginative and dark and I love the little twists throughout the story, towards the end I felt like I was on the edge of my seat…
I really hope that Finbar writes more stories surrounding witchcraft as this book is clever, fast-paced and just a stunning book that I will be recommending for a long time. I can see Witch being the perfect film or TV series in the future…
Perfect for fans of The Spooks series by Joseph Delaney and The Familiars by Stacey Halls, I know this book is going to be a popular read in the school library.
I first heard about this book when listening to Finbar Hawkins talk about Witch at an author panel at the NYA Literature Festival in Preston (May 2022.) I am so glad I attended this panel and got to hear about this book… I bought it straight after the author panel.
You can buy/pre-order this fabulous book from all booksellers, online and of course using any independent local bookshop.
About the Author:
Finbar Hawkins is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People. He grew up in Blackheath, London and now lives in Wiltshire with his family, in a landscape steeped in myth and legend. He is a creative director for Aardman in Bristol, where he makes fun interactive things for children of all ages.
Publication Date: 14th October 2021
Paperback: 384 pages
Suitability: Age 12+
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