Saturday, October 23, 2021

Book Review: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Book: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: ★ ★ ★ 

In a world were lots of people have magic, our heroine girl does not. And she is a descendant of one of the most magical witches of all, so is very strange that she didn't inherit powers, just the looks of her grandma. 

This is a fascinating world, not only because of the magic, but because there are so many different kinds of people and creatures. Our girl has been raised in the Gardnerian society who has cause to hate a bunch of these other people because of what has happened in their history. But when she leaves her sheltered life and goes to school amongst all these people, she starts to find out that they all have something to contribute to society and that maybe the history she knows of her people isn't quite right. 

Because of her heritage, she has many hidden and unknown enemies and is constantly worrying about who might be trying to kill her. But she ends up creating a great group of diverse friends and they bond together to fight off the evil. 

It's a beautifully written fantasy with a fabulous world that's been created to show us how great diversity is. I really quite enjoyed it and plan to continue the series. 


  1. I really like it when fantasy books have enough depth to show diverse characters' different viewpoints of each other. Especially when some of them realize that they really are all the same under the differences.



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