ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES by Alix Harrow

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this powerful novel of magic, family, and the suffragette movement. 

In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters―James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna―join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote―and perhaps not even to live―the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.

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Teenagers?No
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Comments: This was a DNF for me. I could not stand this story. I probably got 50 pages into it before I gave up. I did not like how much tension there was. I did not like the characters. I did not like the time period. I did not like the magic. That rarely happens to me. As far as clean goes, within those 50 pages, there was plenty of questionable things, for me to not recommend this story. (though I did not read anything graphic.)

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