Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is a fun way to share the upcoming books we’re excited about with other bloggers and readers.
Ah, witches! I love books about witches, and here’s one that I can’t wait to read:
The Line (Witching Savannah #1) by J.D. Horn. Release date: January 7 2014 (47North). This contemporary story about a family of witches in Savannah sounds like so much fun. The blurb on Goodreads is comparing it to the Sookie Stackhouse books and A Discovery of Witches. Here’s what Goodreads says:
Mercy Taylor, the youngest member of Savannah’s preeminent witching family, was born without the gift of magic. She is accustomed to coming in a distant second to the minutes older, exquisite and gifted twin she adores. Hopelessly in love with her sister’s boyfriend, she goes to a Hoodoo root doctor for a love spell. A spell that will turn her heart to another man, the best friend who has loved her since childhood.
Aunt Ginny, the family’s matriarch, would not approve. But Mercy has more to worry about than a love triangle when Aunt Ginny is brutally murdered. Ginny was the Taylor family’s high commander in the defense of the bewitched line that separates humankind from the demons who once ruled our realm.
A demon invasion looms now that the line is compromised. Worse yet, some within the witching world stand to gain from a demon takeover. Mercy, entangled in the dark magic of her love spell, fighting for her sister’s trust, and hopelessly without magic, must tap the strength born from being an outcast to protect the line she doesn’t feel a part of…
In this riveting contemporary fantasy, Horn delivers the full betrayal, blood, and familial discord of the best of Southern gothic.
What do you think? Do you love stories about witches as much as I do? Let me know what you’re waiting on this week!