Young Adult

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin – Book Review

Fantasy, Romance, Witches, Urban Fantasy

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4.06

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4/5

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Book Review

The Nature of Witches

Rachel Griffin

4/5

Fantasy, Romance, Witches, Urban Fantasy

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The Nature of Witches

Rachel Griffin

4/5

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“Realizing you love someone is like noticing you have a sunburn- you don't know exactly when it happened, just that you were too exposed for too long.”

Synopsis

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. 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.

Review

More like a 3.5, but I’ll round it up.

The lyrical prose kept me waiting for more. I appreciated the quotes at the beginning of each chapter; it’s the little things.

The nature elements entangled with the witchy magic system were so unique and were the hook for me. I enjoyed exploring the four seasons concerning the witchs’ personalities, traits, and magic.

The botanist added an element of beauty to the story and made it visually stunning and fairytale-esque.

My only gripe was that the main character, who we’re following in the first person, had little to no character development from beginning to end. She just kept fighting with the same thoughts and insecurities throughout the entire book. It was close to being annoying, but the prose, magic system, and nature elements made up for it.

Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC copy of the book.

Best,

Ashley

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