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Spellbinding Young Adult Novels


Even without Halloween, October feels like a magical time here in the Midwest as the air blows a little cooler, the nights grow darker, and the leaves change from Summer green to Autumn orange, yellow, and red. Many readers adopt seasonal reading to enhance both their reading experience and their appreciation for the seasonal changes. This October, you can add a little more magic to your Halloween season with these spellbinding stories.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Hannah is an elemental witch living in Salem. She spends her time working at a metaphysical shop selling books, candles, and crystals to tourists and wiccans. She practices magic, and enjoys hanging out with her non magical best friend. Ritual sacrifices start turning up in town and Hannah is sure it’s the work of a Blood Witch, but in order to solve the mystery, she has to team up with the last person she wants to talk to, her ex, Veronica. Amidst the mystery, a new girl moves to town, catching Hannah’s interest, but how can Hannah balance friendships and dating amidst a supernatural crisis?




Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Sunny is originally from New York, but is living in Nigeria. Sunny just wants to play football, but because she has albinism so she has to be extra careful to protect her skin. On top of that, kids at school bully her b