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07 September 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (11): The Book of Spells

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, my WoW pick is: The Book of Spells by Kate Brian (publication date 21 December 2010).

The Book of SpellsGoodreads Description: The Book of Spells will make you it's witch.

Just as the Private series comes to a close, we take a look back. Hundred years ago, the originals Billings School for Girls and was the sister school to Easton Academy. Meant to turn girls into dutiful wives, it ended up producing one of the school's most enduring legacies.

At the helm is Elizabeth Williams. Joining with her friends, they decide to form the Billings Literary Society. Initiation is difficult and dangerous, but once the eleven girls are part of the society, she informs them she would like them to a part of her coven. A powerful witch by birth, Elizabeth shares the book of spells that has been passed through her family. The girls cast charms, cursing the headmaster and giving blisters to boys with wandering hands.

But soon things grow sinister and the coven begins to splinter, with some wanting eternal wealth and others looking for even darker magic. Can Elizabeth put a stop to what she has created? And what repercussions will this have for the future girls of Billings?


TheBookishSnob said...

Sounds like a great book and one I'll definitely keep an eye out for. I hope you enjoy when you get to read it :)

Here's my WOW

Heather said...

The tagline for this book totally cracks me up... I may have to read it XD Now a follower!

Lori said...

I hope that when you get your book, you enjoy it. Here is what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

Christina T said...

I didn't know Kate Brian was writing a paranormal series. Sounds promising, maybe like a modern day take on Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty.

Lu said...

Lol love the tagline too! I love books about magic and witches!! Thanks for sharing :D

chelleyreads said...

i haven't heard of this book but i love the cover and it sounds great. thanks for sharing :)

Anne Royce said...

Nice pick! I also have this on my TBR list :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

That cover is gorgeous! Haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds very interesting. Great pick!

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