A Wicked Magic is described as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The Craft. That definitely caught our attention! We were excited when we got the opportunity to participate in this book tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours. Today we’ll talk about what this book is about and share our favorite quotes. Keep on reading to find out more!
A Wicked Magic
by Sasha Laurens
Publishing date: July 28th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The Craft when modern witches must save teens stolen by an ancient demon in this YA fantasy-thriller debut.
Dan and Liss are witches. The Black Book granted them that power. Harnessing that power feels good, especially when everything in their lives makes them feel powerless.
During a spell gone wrong, Liss’s boyfriend is snatched away by an evil entity and presumed dead. Dan and Liss’s friendship dies that night, too. How can they practice magic after the darkness that they conjured?
Months later, Liss discovers that her boyfriend is alive, trapped underground in the grips of an ancient force. She must save him, and she needs Dan and the power of The Black Book to do so. Dan is quickly sucked back into Liss’s orbit and pushes away her best friend, Alexa. But Alexa has some big secrets she’s hiding and her own unique magical disaster to deal with.
When another teenager disappears, the girls know it’s no coincidence. What greedy magic have they awakened? And what does it want with these teens it has stolen?
Set in the atmospheric wilds of California’s northern coast, Sasha Laurens’s thrilling debut novel is about the complications of friendship, how to take back power, and how to embrace the darkness that lives within us all.
Before talking about our favorite quotes, I don’t want to take time to talk about possible trigger warnings in A Wicked Magic. This book is a bit darker and I feel that these need to be named for readers: self harm, suicide and suicide ideation, depression, obsessive behaviors, alcoholism, anxiety, abduction and child abuse. These are really heavy subjects, so be warned before reading. For a full list, click here. The author has them on her website!
Our favorite quotes
That was the point of running: that if you pushed yourself hard enough, it hurt, and if it hurt enough, you could give all your thoughts over to that pain.
“Everyone knew Johnny was gone, at least for now. If he was coming back, it wasn’t because anyone could find him.”
“What was she supposed to tell her father, who she barely spoke to – that his sister had been cursed into a fairy-tale coma?”
…Kim seemed to think Alexa’s queerness was a phase. If it was a phase, Alexa was pretty sure it began when she was born and would end when she died.
“It never ceased to amaze her that a book could feel like a whisper in the ear, a touch at the back of your neck, a sigh. Something you wanted to give yourself over to.”
The more Liss demanded of her, the more Dan resented her – the kind of anger that was only possible when you really, truly loved someone – and the more Dan resented her, the more Liss demanded.
Of course we’re not the only blog participating in this tour. If you want to check out the other amazing blogs, click here for the full schedule!
Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
During this tour there’s also giveaway going on for US and Canada readers. You have a chance at winning a finished copy of A Wicked Magic. The giveaway is open until August 3rd (end of the tour). Click here to enter the giveaway!
SASHA LAURENS grew up in Northern California, where she learned to drive on Highway 1’s switchback turns and got accustomed to the best weather in the world. After studying creative writing and literature at Columbia University, she lived in New York for years and, at various times, in Russia. She currently resides in Michigan, where she is pursuing a PhD in political science.
So that’s our stop on this tour! This book was definitely filled with some amazing quotes. If you’re looking for a darker read for Halloween, A Wicked Magic would definitely fit that mood. If you’ve read this book, we’d love to know what you thought!