Happy Book Birthday
to one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met–the amazing Julie Hutchings.
I met Julie on Twitter years ago as a fellow author but what I loved most about her was her incredible wit, imagination, and refreshing honesty. Now I read a lot. A lot a lot. And The Wind Between Worlds is one of THE BEST books I have ever read. I mean it. When I read this book in its various forms, I felt like I was reading the next Harry Potter. This book isn’t like Harry Potter in most ways, but I hadn’t loved a book as much as the Harry Potter series until this book. The magic, the suspense, the action, the witches…this book was everything I needed and wanted and more. AND NOW IT CAN BE YOURS TOO.
For fans of Leigh Bardugo and Maggie Stiefvater,
with a deadly concoction of American Horror Story: Coven and The Craft.
Sixteen-year-old Celeste is the Witch of Stars and leader of her coven, the Five Poisons. But Celeste feels her greatest powers are in chewing anxiety pills and stress-eating. Uniting the vicious witches who share nothing but their unique forms of magic and a list of family dysfunctions is fruitless. The Poisons see only weakness in Celeste, for stifling her magic upon her mommy’s request. Using magic drains their mothers, the Elementals, but Celeste is the only one of the Poisons who doesn’t want her mother dead.
When a demon breaks through The Chains, the magical veil into the human world, Celeste tries proving herself to her coven by confronting him on her own. Through his eyes she discovers that the Elementals have been feeding the Poisons lies about demons, magic, their heritage, and the coven’s purpose. Worse yet, the abuse, manipulation and oppression Celeste’s coven has suffered at their mothers’ hands was more than tough love; it was to strengthen the girls’ powers for a Halloween harvest, to weave their souls into The Chains that they serve.
Celeste will do anything to save the Poisons, from traversing the wicked realm of The Gone, following the demon who’s shown her the truth, to waging war upon the Elementals. But to end the grisly cycle the Elementals have created means the Witch of Stars must either show her mother mercy and live in the false world she knows, or sacrifice herself in ways no magic can reverse.
A deadly concoction for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Maggie Stiefvater, with ingredients of American Horror Story: Coven, and The Craft.
Her writing is beautiful and flowing–clever. The storyline is amazing (if you don’t want to believe me that’s okay you can believe all the reviews on Goodreads or Amazon). And I can’t wait for more. And the imagination and world-building are off the charts amazing!
I hope you check out this awesome new book and enjoy it!
She also has some pretty amazing Pinterest boards she keeps for book inspiration for The Wind Between Worlds. You should check them out. I love to look through them. Or check out her release post for a nice preview of the book.