The Year of the Witching

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A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.

In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.

But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.

Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

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Title:The Year of the Witching
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    The Year of the Witching Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Handmaid’s Tale meets Salem: Born of rebellious feminist resistance by a girl who is branded as cursed because of her mother’s sins and facing the dark powers to make definite and concrete changes...

  • Arini

    4.5 StarsHoly shh—Mother of Witches, this book is going straight to my TOP READS OF 2020 list!!!!!I know, bold statement. I might be tempted to revoke my claim later, but for now can we talk about h...

  • Debra

    "Love is an act of loyalty." Immanuelle Moore, raised by her Grandparents and bearing her grandfather's last name bears the shame of being a child out of wedlock, a child with dark powers, a child ...

  • S.A. Chakraborty

    I tore through this book in a single day. It's the exact kind of witchy tale I've been looking for. The kind of achingly tense, terrifying atmosphere you get in horror with the "tear it all down" poli...

  • Alexis Henderson

    I mean...I think it's pretty good. :) ...

  • Holly (Holly Hearts Books)

    "The forest is sentient in a way man is not. She sees with a thousand eyes and forgets nothing."Gothic, dark, bloody, and sinister. The Year of the Witching is a non stop horror thrill ride from the v...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Year of the Witching is a dark feminist fantasy and not one I would have picked up on my own. I decided to download this one after it was mentioned in the sister group, and I read it with my reading s...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    3.5 starsWhat do you have when you add Salem Witch Trials, plagues, cursed witches, polygamy, oppression of women, fantasy settings, racial commentaries, and religious allegories together? This book.W...

  • Sara

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.The Year of the Witching is a dark, deeply moody and atmospheric read that follows the story of Immanuelle. Born as the result of an illicit love affair, ...

  • Ellen Gail

    Blood. Blight. Darkness. Slaughter. Fuck yes! This is what I’m here for. A lot of things about 2020 suck, but this book, she ain’t one of them. No one could know what she had found in the woo...