The Nature of Witches Rachel Griffin
I have to say that this book is stunning. From start to finish. There are not many books that I receive arcs of that I actually go out and buy hardcover but this is on my shelves and it is stunning. In a world where witch craft is to the season she was born in. Clara was born an Everwitch and is now able to use the magic of all seasons which is very rare. With such magical ability comes power that is immeasurable and hungry seeing as if Clara doesn’t control her powers, they tend to go after the ones she loves most. The solar eclipse is fast approaching and all witches are required by law to flee the path of totality, for being in the eclipse’s path will strip a witch of her powers permanently. If Clara can’t find a way to get her powers under control before the eclipse arrives, she has vowed to strip her powers to prevent hurting anyone else she loves.
That is all I am giving away of the story. I think. Now it’s time for some honesty. I don’t read enough YA to be a professional on this genre but I can tell you that I really did enjoy this. I am actually hoping that there might be a book two. I absolutely loved the magic in this book and thought it was a very unique take. The nature and weather that the author ties into each season in the book are just simply beautiful. I also loved that the author had a bisexual main character and managed to write it without it being complicated or questioned or over-explained or rationalized. There is so much beautiful character growth in this novel. There are not enough novels that express that love is love no matter who you chose to love. . Griffin elegantly explores risk and trust and believing in yourself. This was just an outstanding feel good read. Thank you NetGalley for my arc I am truly sorry for my delay.