This time of year, I'm all about getting back into my favorite Wonderfully Witchy Reads!!!
There are three series that I absolutely cannot get enough of, all of which would make amazing movies!!! (Actually, I think the Deborah Harkness Discovery of Witches is already heading for the big screen. Yay!!!)
Here's what I'm reading:
1. Michael Scott's THE MAGICIAN (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 2)
From School Library Journal
Grade 6–9—Flamel and company return in this fast-paced follow-up to The Alchemyst (Delacorte, 2007). The immortal human Nicholas Flamel; Scathach, the veggie vampire warrior; and the mortal twins of legend, Josh and Sophie, are still on the run from the malicious Dr. John Dee. Flamel retains two of the pages of the legendary Book of Abraham, and Dee will do anything to get them. After hopping a ley line to Paris, our heroes barely escape the machinations of Dee's partner in crime, Niccolò Machiavelli. While finding shelter with fellow immortals (Joan of Arc turns out to be a particularly helpful ally), Josh attempts to deal with the fact that his twin sister is now incredibly powerful. Having had her powers "awakened," Sophie's new abilities make him surprisingly jealous—a fact that Dee may find useful. Scott tapers down the sheer breadth of gods, goddesses, legends, and myths already introduced in his first novel, which is a bit of a relief. Even though the plot moves forward at breakneck speed, the author is careful not to lose sight of his characters' struggles or inner demons. Fans of the previous novel will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.—Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library
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***Yes, I know these are written for Grades 6 through 9, but I LOVE them!!! And so does my DH (Darling Husband)!
2. Deborah Harkness' SHADOW OF NIGHT (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2)
A Discovery of Witches introduces reluctant witch Diana Bishop, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and the battle for a lost, enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.
Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different—and vastly more dangerous—journey.
***Truly one of my all-time fave series across all genres!
3. Debora Geary's A NOMADIC WITCH (A Modern Witch Series: Book 4)
Spring brings a traveler to Nova Scotia - a tiny babe who will turn Marcus's life upside down and reincarnate the horrifying events of his past.
Can Marcus find his way through the pain to love and healing? And can the witching community finally learn to keep their astral travelers safe?
A Nomadic Witch is book four of the top-rated A Modern Witch series. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won't want to leave.
***This series has lots of magical cookies, which is always a good thing! LOL! You can't go wrong with powerful cookies!!! Truly my fave cast of characters (ensemble cast) ever written.
Okay, peeps, that should keep you in Wonderfully Witchy Reads for awhile. I think, between all three series, there are something like 29 books. LOL!!!
The Best of Wonderfully Witchy Reading Wishes --- D. D. Scott
P.S. I not only love reading Wonderfully Witchy Books, I also write them. Last year, I debuted my own Queen of Witches, Belle Bishop, in PRACTICAL MISCHIEF. Book 2 of the Belle Bishop Books will release in 2015 (PRACTICAL MAYHEM).
Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Humor Author D. D. Scott is back...this time, with Book One in her brand new and wonderfully witchy series, featuring Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches.
For Practical Mischief...
Think The Good Witch meets The Three Stooges and Tinker Hell.
Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, is a good witch.
Her sister Angelica? Not so much.
Belle rules her witchery kingdom using the ancient Wiccan Rede – ‘An’ it harm none, do what thy will,’ while Angelica runs amuck, casting one mischievous spell after another.
But this time, Angelica has gone too far.
It’s up to Belle and her former best friend, Atlas, the greatest wizard the earth has ever known, to save Belle’s niece, Gia, from Angelica’s magical mischief. If they don’t, Gia will end up in The Summerland just like her mother did the last time one of Angelica’s spells went awry.
Luckily, or unluckily, depending on how you look at it, Belle and Atlas have a little help from Atlas’s sons, who are every bit The Three Stooges, as well as an ornery faery named Tinker Hell and a deck of Tarot Cards waiting for someone to deal their destiny.
Coming in 2015