A lone witch has powers. A coven has a multitude more.
New girl and secret witch Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town.
The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad’s not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a rivalry stretching all the way back to junior high.
When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it’s too late. Someone’s anti-witch ideology has turned deadly . . . and one of them is next.
I read this book probably about a year ago and I never got around to posting a review for it. Originally I was going to do a review series called ‘reviewing the lowest rated books on my to be read’ but that never came to fruition.
Luckily, I wrote loads of notes when reading this so I can actually write a review for it even after so long.
The title and cover of B*witch are what drew me in. I didn’t actually know anything about the story before listening, I was too enthralled with the stunning cover to care about anything else.
Books about witches are almost always a hit with me and honestly, this one was ok. The plot was interesting and I was definitely intrigued by the prospect of witch hunters and having to hide your powers. Those types of stories are always exciting and the same can be said for B*witch.
I loved the representation in this book. There was a real variety of sexualities discussed and the mentioning of them felt natural. The same can be said for mental health.
The multiple perspectives were easy enough to follow and each character had an interesting narrative. Usually, I find books with more than three perspectives difficult to follow but fortunately that wasn’t the case here.
The constant use of “argh” was annoying and the sound of it in the audiobook was quite jarring at times. It was used way too often for my liking and actually feeds well into my next point.
B*Witch read very much like a teen book which was neither a good or bad thing. It’s marketed as a teen book and that’s exactly what it is.
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