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A young adult fiction anthology of stories featuring contemporary historical and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race class sexuality religion geography and era Are you a good witch or a bad witchGlinda the Good Witch Elphaba the Wicked Witch Willow Sabrina Gemma Doyle The Mayfair Witches Ursula the Sea Witch Morgan le Fey The three weird sisters from MacbethHistory tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders educated independent unmarried unwilling to fall in line with traditional s ARC provided by HarperCollins in exchange for an honest reviewFriends when I first heard about this anthology staring witches I almost sold my soul for it Instead I sent a begging reuest to Harleuin but I would have tried any amount of magic to get my hands on this And with good reason because this was nothing short of amazing I know this doesn’t come out until late August a day after my birthday to be exact but something about this ARC just compelled me to read it this early And I mean it I couldn’t put this down And when I did each night I found myself being like “just one story before bed” and then I’d back to back read three or four staying up way too late I loved this and I truly believe that it is nothing short of magical I think three stories really stood out for me but there is honestly so much to love here But my favorite was easily Why They Watch Us Burn by Elizabeth May It meant so much to me that I instantly reread it with just as many tears in my eyes It was powerful and important and is going to change so many lives I feel so blessed to have read it and I’ll carry it with me forever Love Spell by Anna Marie McLe was also a masterpiece and one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read in my entire life And The One Who Stayed by Nova Ren Suma also left me speechless from all the emotions it was able to evoke from me I promise you there are so many good stories in this anthology but these three were my personal favorites I'm going to break down each short story with my thoughts opinions and individual star rating➽ 1 Starsong by Tehlor Kay Mejia ★★★★ “People find me when they need to see the beauty they feel” This was so adorable This is an ownvoices Latinx story about a sixteen year old girl who loves painting and make up and reading charts and horoscopes for people She has a very large social media presence and people pay her to show them the things that they are unable to see But this beautiful bruja is still living with the conseuences of one bad decision she made a year ago TW drug use Luna feels lonely since her journey of changing her life but that changes one night when a cute girl messages her Also I loved seeing Luna uestion if the girl she was talking to was ueer or not Like so relatable I swear The story turns into two cute girls texting about science vs magic and I need so much I loved this Also this talks briefly about a polya relationship too that hires Luna and give me all the polya rep and support and normalization ➽ 2 Afterbirth by Andrea Cremer ★★★ “In the eyes of the village my truths cannot be suffered to live” I really enjoyed this little tale set in 1600s New England during the witch trials We are shown a very difficult childbirth scene TW complications during childbirth that brings suspicion to the woman that delivered the child Throw in mysterious spell books a trial that a woman has no possibility of winning and maybe even the Devil himself and we have a very fun and spooky witch story that was perfect for this anthology ➽ 3 The Heart in Her Hands by Tess Sharpe ★★★ “He can’t fill the empty space in her because there are none There is no emptiness in a devoted heart” Okay first off this is a tea lovers dream of a short story I was filled with so much happiness just by all the tea descriptions in this book Next this was a wonderful story about soulmates and who you choose to love is the one you should be with This is also ueer and beautiful And it really talks about the expectations you

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Toil TroubleOcietal expectationsBold Powerful RebelliousA bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch In a terrifying future women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all In a desolate past three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king Somewhere in the present a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricaneFrom good wit This was okay but Emery Lord’s story was the only real stand out for me Definitely not my favorite YA anthology ———STARSONG by Tehlor Kay Mejia 35 starsAFTERBIRTH by Andrea Cremer 35 starsTHE HEART IN HER HANDS by Tess Sharpe 35 starsDEATH IN THE SAWTOOTHS by Lindsay Smith 45 starsTHE TRUTH ABOUT UEENIE by Brandy Colbert 35 starsTHE MOONAPPLE MENAGERIE by Shveta Thakrar 35 starsTHE LEGEND OF STONE MARY by Robin Talley 35 starsTHE ONE WHO STAYED by Nova Ren Suns 35 starsDIVINE ARE THE STARS by Zoraida Córdova 35 starsDAUGHTERS OF BABA YAGA by Brenna Yovanoff 45 starsTHE WELL WITCH by Kate Hart 35 stars BEWARE OF GIRLS WITH CROOKED MOUTHS by Jessica Spotswood 35 starsLOVE SPELL by Anna Marie McLe 35 stars THE GHERIN GIRLS by Emery Lord 55 starsWHY THEY WATCH US BURN by Elizabeth May 45


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PDF ¿ BOOK Toil Trouble ✓ [EPUB] ✶ Toil Trouble By Tess Sharpe – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary historical and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race class sexuality religion geography and era Are A young adult fiction anthology of stories featuring cChes to bad witches to witches who are a bit of both this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse feminist authors The collective strength of women working together magically or mundanely has long frightened society to the point that women’s rights are challenged legislated against and denied all over the world Toil Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view to create modern and uniue tales of witchery that have yet to be explor ARC provided to me by Harleuin Teen for an honest review I'm going to share my thoughts on each story as I read so please excuse the massive amounts of updates and times this shows on your feed This book doesn't come out until late August but I've been in such a witchy mood that I had to read it ASAP Right off the bat guys these stories are all so diverse and there's a bunch that are own voices yay Here are my thoughts 1 Starsong by Tehlor Kay Mejia 4 starsThis is a great story about a Latinx own voices sixteen year old trying to find her way and gain her mother's approval after making some poor life decisions and changing her ways a year ago Trigger warning for substance and alcohol abuse related to said poor decisions She's a bruja who is finding her way with magic art music and makeup A girl after my own heart She is a bit of a social media star and ends up talking with a doubter another young teenage girl who puts her faith in magic and their discussion uickly turns to Luna wondering if she's ueer and flirting with her It was frankly adorable There was also additional diversity in the reference to clients of Luna's who hired her to paint their polya portrait for their living room The normalization of a poly relationship was pretty awesome to read Overall I really loved Luna am rooting for her and her new life path and want so much of her2 Afterbirth by Andrea Cremer 2 starsThis is a story set in 1650 New England about a midwife being accused of witchcraft after daring to insinuate that a servent's child was the illegitimate child of the master of the house Overall I just didn't connect to the story or the characters but I'm not surprised I'm not really one for historical fiction 3 The Heart in Her Hands by Tesse Sharpe 4 starsI really enjoyed this story on a few different levelsone all the generational witches tea lovers and kitchengarden witches you could ever want which I LOVE There are angry deities and rebellious strong women that I adored It's a story about defying fate the idea of soul mates being predetermined following your love and also features a loving and heartwarming ff love story I really enjoyed this one 4 Death in the Sawtooths by Lindsay Smith 3 starsThis one is probably the darkest of the stories so far This one follows Mattie who serves Lady Xosia the Lady of Slumber or death There's an entire witchwizard order to this short storyvery Slytherin vs the rest of the houses feel Mattie is being judged for the actions of prior followers called to serve her patron and suffering judgments for their ill deeds It's a story of judgment in a small town overcoming stereotypes and a bully turned friend ish There's some creepier TW for bullying bloody attempted murder type deals 5 The Truth About ueenie by Brandy Colbert 5 starsOkay so I'm a sucker for the unreuited love storyline but oh man ueenie and Webb have my heart We have an all black cast of characters and ueenie who is a witch denying her powers because she believes they went wrong in her youth and hurt a friend I just loved and connected with so much of this story and I would absolutely read a full blown novel centered around ueenie I adore her6 The Moonapple Menagerie by Shveta Thakrar 2 starsThis is a story about friendship learning to push past doubt and trusting in yourself and those who care for you It was a sweet story about teenage shapeshifters who take on a churel demon who wants to insert themselves into their playor maybe just teach them some life lessons It's a sweet story less about magic and