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The Nature of Witches
The Nature of Witches | Rachel Griffin
Practical Magic meets Twister in this debut contemporary fantasy standalone about heartbreaking power, the terror of our collapsing atmosphere, and the ways we unknowingly change our fate. For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare magic is tied to every season. In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It's wild and volatile, and the price of her magic--losing the ones she loves--is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather. In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she's the only one who can make a difference. In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she's terrified Sang will be the next one she loses. In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves...before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.
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Bookfan1414
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This book was absolutely amazing! I experienced all of the emotions I could possibly ever experience and I will admit to a few tears. But now I must sleep. I cannot pull another night like yesterday…. 😴

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MeesesPieces
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I am so sorry this post is late! I was visiting family for the holidays and just got home! Thank you so much for this book and the Godiva chocolates. It was so sweet of you! I loved everything! I don‘t think the chocolates will last long haha! I don‘t share. 🤣🤣🤣 @MaleficentBookDragon @Amiable

Amiable Enjoy! (I don‘t share, either. 😀) 3w
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Lizpixie
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My #7thBookOf2021 for #July is this beautiful book about elemental witches. Technically a YA novel, it‘s very well written about a boarding school for witches to teach them how to control their power whether it be Fire, water, earth or air. But once in a 100yrs or so, a witch will be born who can control all four. I really hope there‘s a sequel to this, witches are one of my favourite things to read about✨🍂 #12BooksOf2021

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 3w
Andrew65 Looks a great choice. 3w
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DebinHawaii
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#GratefulHarvest

I didn‘t quite get around to reading this book yet, it sits on my Kindle #TBR but it seems like a good one for today‘s #nature prompt.

Lizpixie It‘s in my Top Ten of 2021 list! 2mo
AmyG Deb, if you do the SundayBuddyRead....it‘s one of the 2022 books. 2mo
Eggs Perfect 🤎📚👍🏼 2mo
DebinHawaii @Lizpixie Yay! A must read then! 2mo
DebinHawaii @AmyG I do and I forgot that. Thank you! 🤗 2mo
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Endowarrior21
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Thank you again @wanderinglynn I love everything.

wanderinglynn I‘m so glad you like it! 🎃🧡 3mo
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Branwen
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Did you guys know that I am pushing teens through a GATEWAY TO THE OCCULT?! Or that I have a secret GAY AGENDA?! 😲 I didn't know that either but apparently some idiot on Facebook does and left this comment on one of my library book review videos. Honestly, I've been filming these for a year and a half now, and I'm surprised this is the first time it's happened!

This makes me sad. And angry. People suck sometimes, y'all. 😔

merelybookish That's so disappointing and sad. I imagine it hurts even if it's ridiculous. You are doing good work. Maybe this kind of a review is proof of that. 3mo
Librarybelle So sorry! These types of comments sadden me and make me angry, both as a reader and as a librarian. Keep doing your amazing work! 3mo
BethM Keep doing you! You make all the difference to some kid(s). 3mo
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PatriciaU Ugh. So sad this happened to you. 3mo
vivastory That's just ridiculous. Your posts are such a joy & this guy needs to get a life. Keep on with the great work! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Ugh! 🤦🏻‍♂️ It amazes me how creeps like this spew their hatred and then wonder why sane people find them ridiculous! Yes, let‘s not encourage people to accept and embrace each other, let‘s denounce a book for daring to feature a relationship that‘s not between two white heterosexual Christians! Sorry this clown is giving your library grief, Becky! 😩 3mo
Ruthiella I‘m so sorry. That commenter is way out of line. Libraries promote books and reading. Patrons can then choose what book appeals to them or not. Keep your chin up! 3mo
wanderinglynn WTF?! Seriously this dude needs to get a life. His comments reflect on him, not you. Not every book is for every body. Dude needs to keep his opinion to himself. You are awesome and amazing. Keep being you. 💜 3mo
MaureenMc 😞💗💗 (edited) 3mo
Chrissyreadit Clearly either you have powers beyond belief (and good for you!) or he‘s scared he has no control (yay good for you) and last of all: YAY we need more people like you and less like him 😘 3mo
GingerAntics Good grief!!! I‘m so sorry. You put a lot of time and energy into these and that should be respected. This is also absolutely ridiculous. Basically this parent is just pissed you would dane to introduce their child to a worldview other than their own. 🙄 I‘m pretty sure that‘s the job of a librarian. Good work!!! 💙💙💙 3mo
Butterfinger I hate that happened. I appreciate you sharing books and being open-minded. 3mo
Catsandbooks Keep doing your good work! You have us Littens behind you! 💕 3mo
Branwen @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger @GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit @MaureenMc @wanderinglynn @Ruthiella @DaveGreen7777 @vivastory @PatriciaU @BethM @Librarybelle @merelybookish My friends from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. 💕 I was prepared to go to bed sad over that post, but because of your kindness, support, and love, I am smiling and feeling so much better. I love you guys! Every day I'm so grateful for you all! Thanks for having my back!💕 3mo
GingerAntics Big hugs!!! I hope you have the happiest of dreams, and I hope this Ryan guy can‘t sleep at all. 😂🤣😂 3mo
RaeLovesToRead That's rotten 😔 I have your back too. LGBTQ kids need love, support and acceptance. Positive representation is so important. Much more important than this misguided dudes opinion. (And who doesn't love a good witchy read?! ❤) Sending hugs 💕 3mo
squirrelbrain Ugh, what a horrid man. Clearly he‘s got issues of his own - just ignore him and keep on doing what you do. 😘 3mo
Nelnjali I bet your review was amazing, but this man has sold me on this book. "Queer witchy romance," occult, and LGBTQ rep, sign me up! In all seriousness, though, don't let this horrible man make you lose sleep or feel bad. He's the one with the problem. 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ummm… what a great review this jerk left! I really want to read this now! 😂 3mo
Branwen @GingerAntics I did indeed! I dreamed of sitting on top of a throne made of queer witchy books! 😂🤣👍 3mo
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly Right?! He made it sound even more exciting than it is! 😂🤣 3mo
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain @Nelnjali @Clare-Dragonfly Thank you so much, my friends! *hugs* I can't even begin to express how much your support and encouragement means to me! 💕📚 3mo
MeganAnn I second every single comment above! Definitely stacking this and sending you lots of hugs! ❤️✨I will never understand how people like him choose hate rather than kindness. 3mo
GingerAntics @Branwen YAAAAAAS!!! 💙💙💙 3mo
Branwen @MeganAnn *hugs* Thank you, friend! I totally agree! It's unfathomable to me when people choose hate over love! 3mo
marleed I am so sorry. And bravo for you to continue with your fabulous reviews. 3mo
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Gissy
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Witches display their magic depend on the season they born. Everwitches have the magic in the four seasons. But their power is so strong that can kill those connected to them if they cannot control the magic. This is the story of Clara who has decided that she doesn‘t want to be an ever witch. Is she going to be stripped (exhaust her magic) during next eclipse or not? It was ok with some YA cheesy romance but I enjoyed it. I‘m in fall mood 3.4⭐️

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tracey38
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This .at be an unpopular opinion but I really enjoyed this book. I loved the seasonal magic system and the weather system the regular people were finally realizing they were destroying. A good lesson for us all. Plus, love the dust jacket on the left, and the book under the dust jacket on the right. I had a hard time putting this down. It was like a breath of fresh air for me.

wanderinglynn Sounds intriguing. Plus it‘s refreshing to find a stand alone book. 3mo
tracey38 @wanderinglynn I'm Yes, nice to read a stand alone and one so good! 3mo
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KristiAhlers
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I know this goes against other peoples take on this book but I‘ve got to say I enjoyed this one. Not your normal witchy tropes. I loved Clara and her storyline. Book 5 of my October reading theme!

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HeatherBlue
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Only 32 pages in, but holy cats am I loving this book so far!!

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BayouGirl85
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I enjoyed this fresh take on witches, their power and purpose. Clara touched my heart with her struggle to navigate life and the people she loves. The strength she gained when she learned love was something to hold tight instead of push away was beautiful. Great way to kick off my October reads.

October Book 1/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🧙🏻 3mo
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BookishlyPleasant
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Mehso-so

I really liked the magic system, and the premise was very intriguing, but I do wish it had been fleshed out a bit more. It felt slightly underdeveloped. The story telling felt a bit choppy and the romance felt like it developed really fast. However, Clara and Sang were very cute. All in all, a cute read but probably not one I will reread.

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TheBookHippie
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD NEXT YEAR (2022) pick is on sale 1.99 get it now 😂

2022 #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD SCHEDULE ⬇️

http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2021/08/22/2022-sundays/

ShyBookOwl Yay!!! This is high up on my spooky season TBR! Thank you for the heads up! Just purchased 😊 4mo
Sargar114 And purchased! Good looking out @TheBookHippie 4mo
Kdgordon88 Thanks for the heads up! 4mo
DebinHawaii Thank you for the heads up! 4mo
BookwormAHN Got it, thanks 👻 4mo
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IheartYA
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Should have DNFed this one but I felt compelled to finish it because I was gifted a copy. This was one of my most anticipated books of 2021; saying I'm disappointed is an understatement. The MC is annoying whiney, and hard to root for. She was very melodramatic. It took too long for anything to happen in the story, it was shallow and was mostly boring. The writing style had no pep. I do think the author has a talent just waiting to peek out.

ReadingEnvy Dang too bad, such a great cover. 4mo
tracey38 Too bad. This is on my October tbr. 4mo
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BookishlyPleasant
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Fall is in the air and I am READY!! This felt like a perfect read 😁

GondorGirl I'm looking forward to fall weather, but it's 90° here today. 😕 I did, however, really enjoy this book and hope you do too. 4mo
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Branwen
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First witchy book of the season! 🍂🍁🎃 Rumpel approves! 😸 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

Caroline2 I LOVE reading witchy books in autumn 🍂 🥰 4mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 4mo
Suet624 Gorgeous cat. 4mo
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HeyT I can't believe how big she's gotten. It seems like you first posted about her yesterday and she was so tiny! 😻 4mo
GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one. Plus, your cat is perfect! 4mo
Branwen @Caroline2 ME TOO! It's so fun! 😃💕 @Leftcoastzen @Suet624 Thank you so much, friends! @HeyT RIGHT?! I kerp telling them they need to slow down and not grow up so fast! 😭 @GondorGirl Thank you! 😺 I ended up really liking it too! It was sweet and unique! 3mo
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ems_peach
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Nothing is more beautiful than reading this book outside🌿

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MaggieCarr
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Made it to chapter 13 before passively comparing Clara's forced isolation to Frozen's Elsa's seclusion for the same purpose- to save those closest to them from the magic they each possess. Now I can't separate the comparison and I'm just gonna give up. ❄️🤔🌪️🤦🤷

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Lizpixie
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Bk8 of July is done. And what a beautiful book it was! Not only was the cover stunning, the cover under the dust jacket was gorgeous with butterflies & flowers, plus the story was just as enchanting. I totally fell in love with this book, it‘s world & its characters. I‘m a sucker for earth magic stories but this was special. I really hope she writes more🤞11⭐️ #BookspinBingo #PennyPerPage #BooklistQueenChallenge #Pageathon

GondorGirl This book was beautiful- both to look at and read! 🧡🧡 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
tpixie I love it when the book itself is pretty along with the cover! 4mo
Lizpixie @tpixie me too! And this one was extremely pretty🤩 4mo
tpixie @Lizpixie yes!! I‘m always so disappointed when they are just plain books without illustrations. 4mo
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ErraticElle
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A comfortable YA read with a unique premise & a lot of room for continuation. A very interesting environmentally based magic system. The primary characters are fairly well constructed, though there is a bit of instalove. The pacing was a bit slow due to repetitious events. The plot itself was overall good, but seemed a bit too restrained. There is a lot in this world that could be explored. Definitely not a bad debut. Griffin is one to watch.

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MrsV
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Clare is a rare Everwitch, the first in a hundred years. Her magic can be tied to every season, whereas other witches magic is strongest in their season. Every time she tries to gain control of her magic together with other witches, it targets and hurts those she loves the most. Other witches are being depleted of their magic and dying trying to control the atmosphere where unpredictable temperatures and storms are happening. She must get control.

MrsV This was a review of an ARC through NetGalley. Out 6/1 8mo
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MrsV
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My favorite quote

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MrsV
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Trying to get through this one before release day.

#ARC

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LibrarianRyan
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If i didn't know this was YA, I would swear it was adult and part of a different series. But that could be a good thing and get more eyes on the item.

Out June 1
#CoverLove #YAedition

valeriegeary I'm looking forward to this one! 8mo
LibrarianRyan @valeriegeary me to. It is giving me Practical Magic vibes. It will be nice to not see a parody of a witch story. 8mo
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vlwelser
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Mehso-so

This is a fun YA fantasy. It was entertaining but it didn't exactly blow my socks off. The cover is beautiful.

#BookSpinBingo March square 11 (this is the last one I finished for March. Promise.)
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Pub date is 6/1/2021. #ARC via #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 10mo
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