The Secret Witch

Open Road Media
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The “gorgeously gothic and gripping” YA fantasy novel about three witchy young women in Regency London who discover both their legacy and their destiny (The Guardian).

For Emma and her cousins Gretchen and Penelope, the stuffiness of 1814 London society is simply unbearable—even as Emma wishes the roguish Cormac Fairfax would pay her any kind of attention.
 
But that all changes when Emma accidentally breaks a glass memento left to her by her mother. Suddenly, all three young women find themselves gifted with powers of witchcraft—and they will most certainly need them.
 
For they have unwittingly unleashed a scourge upon London: an evil coven whose powerful members gain their strength from killing young witches.
 
And Emma has just caught their very unwanted attention . . .
 
In this fun, frightful, and thrilling tale, Alyxandra Harvey invites you to be enthralled by her “elaborate fantasy world filled with whimsy, magic, and love” (Publishers Weekly).
 
The Secret Witch is the 1st book in the Witches of London Trilogy, which also includes The Whisper Witch and The Bone Witch.
 
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About the author

Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada, with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long they keep company manners. She also lives with assorted dogs (at least one corgi) and her husband. She likes vanilla tea, tattoos, and books. She is sometimes fueled by literary rage.

She is the author of the Drake Chronicles, Haunting Violet, the Witches of London Trilogy, and Red.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Nov 20, 2018
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Pages
482
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ISBN
9781504055314
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
Young Adult Fiction / Steampunk
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This content is DRM protected.
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A trio of bewitching novels featuring devoted cousins who must juggle their magical powers with their duties as ladies in Regency-era England.

 Enter Regency-era England—and a world in which magical mayhem and high society go hand in hand—with three novels featuring cousins Cecelia and Kate.
 
In Sorcery & Cecelia, the two cousins have been inseparable since girlhood. But in 1817, Kate goes to London to make her debut into English society, leaving Cecelia behind to fight boredom in her small country town. While visiting the Royal College of Wizards, Kate stumbles on a plot to destroy a beloved sorcerer—and only Cecelia can help her save him.
 
In The Grand Tour, Cecelia and Kate, along with their husbands, are inaugurating married life with a trip to the Continent. When a mysterious woman in Calais gives Cecelia a package intended for Kate’s mother-in-law, however, the two young wives realize they must spend their honeymoons preventing an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon from reclaiming the French crown.
 
In The Mislaid Magician, it is 1828 and the cousins are now society matrons. The steam engine is announcing its arrival and the shaking of the locomotives begins to disrupt England’s ancient, underground magical ley lines. When the disappearance of a foreign diplomat threatens to become an international incident, Cecelia departs to fight for the future of magic—leaving Kate to care for a gaggle of disobedient, spell-casting tots.
 
Blending history, romance, and magic, these charming novels from the author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles will delight anyone who loves Harry Potter or Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell.
 
All three books in the spellbinding YA trilogy hailed as “a smashing blend of adventure, fantasy, humor, romance, and historical fiction” (Booklist).

For cousins Emma, Gretchen, and Penelope, the stuffiness of 1814 London society is simply unbearable. But their fates change when a sacred glass family keepsake is accidentally shattered—and all three young women find themselves gifted with powers of witchcraft. For in the coming days, they will most certainly need them . . .
 
The Secret Witch: London is slowly sinking into darkness as the evil beings of the magical world start to roam free, including a nefarious coven whose powerful members gain their strength from killing young witches. Emma keeps finding the bodies of their victims, leading some to suspect her of the killings. But the coven sees her as something much more—their next target.
 
The Whisper Witch: As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the murmurs of other witches’ spells. And while this does help her to know when one of her own spells is going wrong, the assault on her magical senses makes it difficult to use her own gifts. But when something evil begins menacing London, only Gretchen and her cousins can stop a terrible sacrifice from unleashing an unspeakable darkness.
 
The Bone Witch: Cousin Penelope has been kidnapped and forced to use her talents for reading objects to locate the bones of long-dead evil witches. Her captor plans to use the bones to reanimate their dark spirits in living bodies and unleash them on an unsuspecting world. And the only hope to stop such a nightmare rests with Gretchen, Emma, and every witch in London as they struggle to reach Penelope in time.
 
Full of action, romance, and humor, these three witchy, wonderful young adult adventures are sure to “appeal to those who were fans of Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle series and the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer” (VOYA).
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