Look, if you’re gonna give me queer witches then I’m going to read it. It’s very simple and straightforward. Luckily this one actually sounds really really good! I first heard about it a while ago, I think when the cover was released, and I’m pretty sure I actually made a noise when I saw it because it is so beautiful. Also queer witches. Honestly this just sounds like a really fun story with an interesting mystery and I for sure want to try and pick it up as soon as it’s out since it seems like the perfect summer read! (Sidenote, I feel like I might have already written this exact post already but I can’t find it and I’m thinking I really just thought about writing it, it’s me so who knows.)
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Expected Publication: May 28, 2019
“Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly By Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.
But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.
While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.
Isabel Sterling’s delightful, suspenseful debut is equal parts sweet romance and thrilling mystery. With everything she loves on the line, Hannah must confront this murderous villain before her coven–and any chance she has with the new girl–is destroyed.”