Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Where to get your witch fix once you're done with Half Lost?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26404831-half-lostHALF LOST COMES OUT TODAY!

It's the final book in the Half Bad trilogy, a series about witches, rights, and magic. 

Of course, this creates a problem: once we've gotten our hands on Half-Lost, where are we going to get our Witch fix?

Here are six series you can turn to, when the magic finally burns out.


For Witches and their Rights...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11761452-burn-mark?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true  Burn Mark by Laura Powell

Burn Mark explores an alternate London through two witches with completely different backgrounds. One is a member of a coven that has produced famous witch criminals, and the other is the son of a prominent member of the inquisition. 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20493914-equal-rites Equal Rites by Terry Pratchet 

Again, we're dealing with witches, rights and magic, but this time around it's the rights of female wizards. In Terry Pratchet's Discworld, women do the witching, and men do the wizarding.

But then Eskarina is born. 
 
 For Urban Fantasy...
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9251500-storm-front The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden is a wizard. Who advertises in the Chicago telephone book. And solves mysteries. Whilst snarking nigh on continuously.
WARNING. This is one of the few adult books I've read and the first one, at the very least, is not suitable for younger readers. 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2444163.Runemarks
 For Magical Outcasts... 

Runemarks by Joanne Harris 

No, it's not about witches, but it is about outcasts and the magic they wield. Maddy Smith is living five hundred years after the end of the world, at a time when the old gods have fallen. Or, at least, they're supposed to have. 
Click here to see my review of Runemarks.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675462-the-raven-boys?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true
For Magical Romance...

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

There's something magical going on in Henrietta, Virginia. Something involving Welsh kings, psychic women, magical forests, dreams, destiny, and a deadly kiss.
  
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12885649-the-hunger-games For Characters Dropping Like Flies...

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


It's no secret that I hate the Hunger Games but, if you loved the way characters dropped like flies in the Half Bad trilogy, then this is the series for you.




Any other books you'd recommend to Half Bad fans?