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Book Review: The Once and Future Witches

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in a Hugo award-winning author’s powerful novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters — James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna — join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote — and perhaps not even to live — the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

So, I’ll start this off by saying I love books set in the past as well as alternate universes. This book was almost an instant win for me because of those themes but I loved the story as well! It is such a perfect story for this time of year. Witches, feminism, sisterhood, etc! I loved every moment of it. 

I found myself getting absolutely lost in this book! I would read and read, I absolutely could not put this down. It was like I just had to keep going. Each chapter pulled you deeper into the world. 

What I love about Harrow’s writing style is she makes you feel every little bit of magic on every page. She just has a way of writing that is beautiful. I loved this. 

Thank you kindly to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for this review copy.


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