The Black Witch

Category: Book
By (author): Forest, Laurie
Series: The Black Witch Chronicles
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / Boarding School & Prep School
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Harlequin
Published: August 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.89in x 5.35in x 1.60in
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From The Publisher*Maximum suspense, unusual magic-a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!-Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A refreshing, powerful young adult fantasy."-Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author Powerful magic. A deadly legacy. A world at the edge of war.Prepare to be spellbound by The Black Witch.Evil looms on the horizon, and for Elloren Gardner, granddaughter of the last Black Witch, pressure to live up to her magical heritage is building. Elloren's people, the Gardnerians, believe she will follow in her grandmother's footsteps. But Elloren is utterly devoid of power-in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.Granted the opportunity to study at the prestigious Verpax University, Elloren sets out to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But the university may be the most treacherous place of all for the granddaughter of the Black Witch, and Elloren soon realizes that the world she knows is not what it seems. If she is to survive the coming danger, she'll have to free her mind from the assumptions she was raised with, and learn to trust the very people she's been taught to hate and fear. Critics are raving about Laurie Forest's incredible debut, The Black Witch: "We fell under the spell of this rich, diverse, Potter-worthy university world!"-Justine magazine "A captivating and stimulating fantasy novel with a whole world of excitement and danger. I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in this world of magic and intrigue."-TeenReads.com "Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice."-Booklist, starred review"Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia."-Publishers Weekly, starred review"Briskly paced, tightly plotted…set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Review Quote*ABA Indiebound- Summer 2017 Kids' Indie Next List Pick"This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own. A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice."-Booklist, starred review"Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia.-Publishers Weekly, starred review"I absolutely loved The Black Witch and will have a very hard time waiting for the second book! Maximum suspense, unusual magic--a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!" -Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author"The Black Witch is a refreshing, powerful young adult fantasy. This strong debut offers an uncompromising glimpse of world-altering politics amplified by a magical setting in which prejudice and discrimination cut both ways." -Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author"We fell under the spell of this rich, diverse, Potter-worthy university world!Characters that come alive off the page, tangled relationships, swoonworthy romance!Love the fresh way this also tackles prejudice. Prepare to fangirl!"-Justine magazine"A powerful start to a new series, and a very impressive first novel." -Locus"This very engaging YA series deals with difficult topics such as prejudice, hate, intolerance, and stereotypes of other cultures and races...And, yes, some characters have supernatural powers and there is also romance. I would love to see this book as a movie." - American Booksellers Association