WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN BY E. LATIMER
Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD; the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town; and the return of her long-absent mother, who barely seems like a parent. But all that really matters to her is ascending and finally, finally becoming a full witch-plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. Dayna immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader.
And then a witch turns up murdered at a local sacred site, along with the blood symbol of the Butcher of Manchester-an infamous serial killer whose trail has long gone cold. The killer’s motives are enmeshed in a complex web of witches and gods, and Dayna and Meiner soon find themselves at the center of it all. If they don’t stop the Butcher, one of them will be next.
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I received a free copy of Witches of Ash and Ruin from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in exchange for my participation in the blog tour. Thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for having me on the blog tour. However, this did not influence my review in any way.
FOUR REASONS TO READ WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN
🧙🏽♀️ Modern witchcraft rooted in Celtic mythology
🧙🏽♀️ Serial killers on the loose
🧙🏽♀️ Hate to love trope
🧙🏽♀️ LGBT+ community and found family
Witches of Ash and Ruin has been recommended for fans of V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy, and A Discovery Of Witches. The small-town atmosphere of this book gives the storyline an overall autumnal witch aesthetic. Dayna’s coven treats each other more like family and the elderly witches are traditional in their practices while Dayna and her best friend, Reagan, have a modern approach. For crime thriller fans, you’ll find yourself interested in the serial killers targeting witches. Even then, there is nothing normal about the killers who make use of rituals and sacrifices; the dark tone of the book and the severity of secrets make this a chilling read.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
E. Latimer is a fantasy writer from Victoria, BC. Her middle grade novel, The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray was published by Tundra Books, and was recently nominated for the Red Maple Fiction Award.
In her spare time, she writes books, makes silly vlogs with theWord Nerdsaboutwriting, and reads excessively.
Her latest novel, Witches of Ash and Ruin, will be released Spring/Summer 2020 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
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