In this gripping, romantic sequel to These Witches Don’t Burn, Hannah must work alongside her new girlfriend to take down the Hunters desperate to steal her magic.
Hannah Walsh just wants to finish high school.
It’s her senior year, so she should be focusing on classes, hanging out with her best friend, and flirting with her new girlfriend, Morgan. But it turns out surviving a murderous Witch Hunter doesn’t exactly qualify as a summer vacation, and now the rest of the Hunters seem more intent on destroying her magic than ever.
Of course, Hannah knows a thing or two about juggling romance and recon missions, so when she learns the Hunters have armed themselves with a serum capable of taking out entire covens at once, she doesn’t think twice about helping. With Witches across the country losing the most important thing they have—their power—Hannah could be their best shot at finally defeating the Hunters. After all, she’s one of the only Witches to escape a Hunter with her magic intact.
Or so everyone believes. Because as good as she is at faking it, doing even the smallest bit of magic leaves her in agony. The only person who can bring her comfort, who can make her power flourish, is Morgan. But Morgan’s magic is on the line, too, and if Hannah can’t figure out how to save her—and the rest of the Witches—she’ll lose everything she’s ever known. As the Hunters get dangerously close to their final target, will all the witches in Salem be enough to stop an enemy determined to destroy magic for good?
Such a fantastic ending to an emotionally charged duology about growth.
I loved how well the YA characters were written, they weren’t overly mature, but they also weren’t that weird over the top, super whine, making rash choices garbage that some adult authors write young adults as.
Hannah isn’t alone in needing to grow, while her growth is in admitting that she needs mental health help, all of the adults around her are having to face the fact that thick prejudices are what is making them weak. The story is over flowing with inspiring acts of selfless-ness, and putting deep seeded assumptions aside to make a better future for all involved.
The turmoil between clans, mixed with the turmoil between hunters and clans made for an exciting ride of where do everyone’s allegiances lie. A few of the twists caught me off guard, and many of the outcomes brought me to tears.
A great read if you’re looking for a light hearted yet intense story about people putting differences aside and coming together for the greater good of all.
TW: HP mentions.