A Secret History Of Witches by Louisa Morgan
This book follows the tale of the power of witchcraft passed down from generation to generation. Stemming from one grandmother and escaping from France, the story begins with Nannette and her entry to witch-hood. From there we see how the power is passed on to the next girl in line and how strong the magic can be. Each story was Unique with its own turns and travels. It was a great read and if you didn’t like one story, another was soon to follow.
I absolutely loved how seamless the changes were to each girl. In total there are five as depicted by the Jars in the cover and each girls attitude toward magic and their own personalities were unique. Each story began with the girl and her powers surfacing followed by the revelation at 18 to the power she holds. A scrying stone and a book of spells were passed down the line and each witch begets a familiar of some sort. It’s a wonderful read about how each evades revealing their secret yet still yearn to practice the craft no matter the danger or the warnings
Some Negatives (Spoilers)
There is a trigger warning of abuse and sexual situations.
Personally I found nothing wrong with the writing or the characters. It truly was a good read and it took forever but at the end I ended up just skimming and wanting it to be over. It was obvious how it was going to end and by that point I had become used to the formula Louisa used with the men and the spells. The last story was my least liked because of that as well as her working with the other Witches. It was quite odd to me and felt sort of forced. But that is my opinion and could of course be changed.
It was a wonderful read and is worth a look if you’re into Witches and witchcraft and secrets! Also, DOWN WITH THE PATRIARCHY!
-Purple Manatees ❤️
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