Year of the Witching By Alexis Henderson
I want to thank Aubrey @ The Shelf Life Chronicles for giving me this idea. I figure it can work on Tuesday or Thursday, since they both start with a T. It is pretty simple.
I’m going to give you the summary and release date, along with the first line and pulled quotes to tease an upcoming release. This week, I am featuring one of the books from my Ten Books By Black Authors To Pre-Order and Keep On Your Radar Post. Year of the Witching, by Alexis Henderson. I have had this book on my radar since I happened to see the cover drop on twitter right after I moved to Colorado in November/December. And I can’t believe the release date is coming in a month! My review is coming in the next couple of weeks. This is going to be EPIC.
Year of the Witching (Goodreads Link) Summary:
A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.
In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.
Category/Genre: Adult Horror/Paranormal/Fantasy
Release Date: July 21, 2020
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Are You Hooked? Of Course, You Are
Preorder it, add it to Goodreads… you will not regret it.
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