Title- The Nature of Witches
Author- Rachel Griffin
Genre- YA, fantasy
POV- first person, present tense
My emotions- in love with every sentence
Clara- the world’s only Everwitch
Sang- a hottie Spring witch who loves botany
Paige- Clara’s ex
Writing a novel is not easy, but Rachel Griffin makes it look so… which may be the highest compliment I can give a fellow author. Her writing style is refreshing, crisp, and concise, with a storyline that’s simplistic to the point of beautiful. The magic involving weather, nature and seasons flowed so well and makes my heart smile
In a world where witches control the climate and are losing control as the weather grows more erratic, a once-in-a-generation witch with the magic of all seasons is the only one who can save earth from destruction. But as her power grows, it targets and kills those closest to her, and when she falls in love with her training partner, she’s forced to choose between her power, her love, and saving the earth.
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, but now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic; the storms, more destructive. All hope lies with Clara, a once-in-a-generation Everwitch whose magic is tied to every season.
In Autumn, Clara wants nothing to do with her power. It’s wild and volatile, and the price of her magic―losing the ones she loves―is too high, despite the need to control the increasingly dangerous weather.
In Winter, the world is on the precipice of disaster. Fires burn, storms rage, and Clara accepts that she’s the only one who can make a difference.
In Spring, she falls for Sang, the witch training her. As her magic grows, so do her feelings, until she’s terrified Sang will be the next one she loses.
In Summer, Clara must choose between her power and her happiness, her duty and the people she loves…before she loses Sang, her magic, and thrusts the world into chaos.
The whole damn thing
What I’d change-
Sometimes two weeks passed in just one sentence and that was a bit jarring
Quote- “Autumn is its own kind of magic; it reminds us of the beauty in letting go.”
“The only thing harder than gaining control is giving it up.”
Pacing- fast. Read this within 24 hours