Now She Is Witch

Now She Is Witch

Blurb

She dug her mother's grave in the poison garden so it would stay hidden...

From the snowy winter woods to the bright midnight sun; from lost and powerless to finding your path, Now She is Witch conjures a world of violence and beauty - a world where women grasp at power through witchcraft, sexuality and performance, and most of all through throwing each other to the wolves.

Lux has lost everything when Else finds her, alone in the woods. Her family, her lover, her home - all burned. The world is suspicious of women like her. But Lux is cunning; she knows how to exploit people's expectations, how to blend into the background. And she knows a lot about poisons.

Else has not found Lux by accident. She needs her help to seek revenge against the man who wronged her, and together they pursue him north. But on their hunt they will uncover dark secrets that entangle them with dangerous adversaries.

This is a witch story unlike any other.


Our Review

"It seems that stories don't always do what we want them to." 

This quote from Now She Is Witch sums up my experience of this book but despite this I loved it. It wasn't what I wanted in the beginning and didn't head where I wanted it to. However, the resulting book was spectacular. 

Lux grew up in a ramshackle cottage in need of repair. She had only her mum for company and they made their meagre living by selling poisons and charms to their neighbours. Until one day Lux is sent away to a sanctuary and when she comes back her mother has been burned as a witch. 

"they call her a witch & try her in court & send her to die -

she dies for everything she is & everything they want her to be that she isn't - 

& all their secrets die with her & I bet they are glad of that most of all"

Lux is trying to decide where her future lays when she meets Else, a young girl who wants her help to get revenge on a man who names witches publically so he has a reason to kill them. 

Lux's mum used to tell her stories about the real witches who live in the North. The North Witches.  Lux dreams of North Witches, of women with power in their words. 

"they are terrible my mother says - 

they are rotten and filthy to the core & burned black inside from the raging fire of their power." 

Her mother makes it clear to her that what they do cannot be compared to the magic of the North Witches because most of what they do is just for show rather than real magic. 

Now I Am Witch is potrays what is is to be a woman in a time when men control their every action, even the labels they are given. It is also about the supression of female desire. 

"i want- 

but there's no use in a girl wanting." 

Now I Am Witch is full of feminist fire and righteous anger. It is about witches and about all the things a girl can be. I devoured this book because it is a book about witches but it is unlike any book on witchcraft I have ever read. 

 

 

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