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    Best Fantasy Books About Witches (YA & Adult)

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    Halloween is coming up, so it’s time for some fantasy books about witches!

    This list will feature book series about teenage witches, as well as ya standalones. Moreover, the list also includes some adult fantasy witch book series and standalones.

    I hope you’re ready for some of the best witch novels!

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    Book Series About Teenage Witches

    Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

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    Genre: YA Dark Paranormal Horror Fantasy

    Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

    I’ve always been a huge fan of “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” tv show when I was a kid. So, naturally, I watched all the episodes of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix as well.

    This graphic novel is the prequel to the tv series, and the first novel in this book series about a teenage witch.

    The summer before her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She’s both lived her normal mortal life, attending Baxter High, as well as studied magic and spells with her aunt.

    But soon, her normal life will be gone. And leaving behind her friends is a lot harder than she thought it would be—especially since Sabrina isn’t sure how Harvey feels about her. After her Ambrose suggest she performs a spell to discover his true feelings, a mysterious wood spirit interferes. The spell backfires in a big way.

    Is this power she has leading her down the wrong path?

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    These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn #1) by Isabel Sterling

    these witches don't burn by Isabel Sterling book cover with drawn faces on playing cards

    Genre: YA Contemporary Paranormal Romance, LGBTQ
    Publisher: Razorbill

    Hannah’s an Elemental witch with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, her magic is a secret. If she’s ever caught using her magic in front of a non-witch, she could lose it for good.

    So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend Veronica (also an Elemental Witch), and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

    But then a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s conviced it’s the work of a Blood Witch. However, her coven is less then convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with Veronica.

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    Best YA Standalone Witch Novels

    The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

    the wicked deep by Shea Ernshaw book cover silver drawn branches on night sky background

    Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
    Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

    Two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery in the town called Sparrow. They were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

    Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls to seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

    Seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town, along with many others. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives—unaware of the danger.

    Death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

    But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo or save herself.

    The Wicked Deep is definitly one of the best witch novels to read if you love vivid descriptions, something spooky, and romance.

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    Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve

    out of salem by Hal Schrieve with two shadow figures

    Genre: YA Paranormal Horror Fantasy, LGBTQ
    Publisher: Triangle Square

    Genderqueer 14-year-old Z Chilworth wakes from death after a car crash killed their parents and sisters. They have to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie. Z had always been a talented witch, but now they can barely perform magic. Faced with rejection from family members and old friends, Z moves in with Mrs. Dunnigan, an elderly witch. They befriend Aysel, a classmate who is, like Z, a loner.

    Even as Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover she’s an unregistered werewolf.

    When a local psychiatrists is murdered in an apparent werewolf attack, the town of Salem becomes even more hostile to monsters. Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive in a place where most people wish neither of them existed.

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    Adult Fantasy Witch Book Series

    A Discovery of Witches (All Souls #1) by Deborah Harkness

    a discovery of witches by deborah harkness book cover on night sky background with drawn circles

    Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy Romance
    Publisher: Viking Penguin

    I’m reading this one right now! So far, I’m really enjoying it.

    In this first novel of the fantasy witch book series, Diana Bishop, a young scholar, who unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Even though Diana stems from an old and distingished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery. So, she quickly banishes the book back to the stacks.

    However, her discovery sets the underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Not in the least the striking vampiric geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Can she trust him to help her uncover the meaning of this manuscript?

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    Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin

    serpent & dove by Shelby Mahurin on black background with golden snake

    Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance
    Publisher: HarperTeen

    I really fell in love with this book series, and especially the magic system Mahurin uses in this series. It makes it one of the best witch novels for me.

    If you love witches, romance, and a good portion of action, this is a great fantasy witch book series to read.

    Louise le Blanc fled her coven two years ago, taking shelter in the city of Cesarine. She forsook magic and has been living off whatever she could steal. In the city, witches like Lou are hunted. Feared. Burned.

    Reid Diggory is sworn to the Church as a Chasseur. His life revolved around one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

    By a twist of fate, his path crosses with Lou’s, and a wicked stunt forced them into an impossible union: holy matrimony.

    Seeing no other way out, Lou hides in plain sight, knowing that her most dangerous enemies bring a fate much worse than fire. But things get more complicated when her feelings start to grow.

    Love makes fools of us all.

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    Best Adult Standalone Books About Witches

    Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt

    daughters of the witching hill by Mary Sharratt book cover hooded face over drawn hill

    Genre: Adult Historical Paranormal Fantasy
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Bess Southerns is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. She passes her craft on to Alizon, as well as to her best friend. Unfortunately, her friend turns to dark magic.

    Then a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon. A local magistrate jumps at the chance, eager to make his name as a witch finder. He plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights.

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    Catmagic by Whitley Strieber

    catmagic by Whitley Strieber with drawn cat jumping out

    Genre: Adult Dark Paranormal Horror Fantasy
    Publisher: Tor Books

    Amanda Walker has come to rural Maywell to illustrate Contansce’s latest book. However, Constance is really a witch—the spiritual leader of a large coven. Unbeknownst to Amanda, Constance has picked her to be her successor.

    To complicate things, Amanda’s eccentric uncle George, determined to resuscitate the dead, has finally gone over the edge. After he completes his first experiment—successfully killing an animal and bringing it back to life—he’s now looking for a healthy young woman as his next subject.

    And then there’s Brother Simon Pierce, who’s quite mad and also determined to enforce the Biblical injunction: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

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    Those were the Best Fantasy Books about Witches

    I hope you’ve found a great pick from this book list to add to your pile of best witch novels. 

    Have you read any of these?

    Is there a book you would add to this list?

    Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below!

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