The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches


She found magic in the most unlikely of places.

Mika Moon follows three rules: hide your magic, keep your head down, and stay away from other witches. Mika is good at being alone, and she doesn't mind it . . . mostly.

But when an unexpected invitation arrives to teach three young witches at the mysterious Nowhere House, Mika jumps at the chance for a different life. As she comes to care for its quirky inhabitants - and Jamie, the handsome but prickly librarian - finally belonging somewhere feels like a real possibility.

But magic isn't the only danger in the world - is it worth risking everything to protect the found family Mika didn't know she was looking for?

A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a new family - and a new love - changes the course of her life.

Our Review

“It was wildly foolish to get attached, to care, because she had never belonged anywhere and had never been enough for anybody.”

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is the perfect witchy read for the Halloween season. If you like to curl up with a cup of tea and a cosy book then this is the perfect read for you. 

Mika Moon loves being a witch and enjoys coming up with new spells and potions, what she doesn't love is never being able to share this part of herself with anyone else. Mika knows she can't ever let anyone see this part of herself, can never let anyone see her for who she truly is. It is too dangerous for groups of witches to gather together in one place and anyone who knows what she is will only want to use her for her magic. Mika knows all these things but she cannot help but have hope when she receives an invitation to help three young witches learn to control their power. 

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches has a whole host of unnusual and loveable characters in it. It is about the need to belong, and the importance of family and friendship, however unconventionally that occurs. 

Like most people Ian was a favourite of mine and I think the book would have been much less interesting without him in it. Rosetta reminded me fiercely of me as a child, as did Terracotta, and they were both firm favourites.

One of the unique things about this book was how perceptive it is about human nature, talking about how kindness and niceness are not the same thing. 

"Niceness is all about what we do when other people are looking. Kindness, on the other hand, runs deep."

I kept putting the book down with the aim to do essential things like eating and drinking, and then I ended up having to do those things with the book in my hand because I was enjoying it so much.

Romance, for me, is always a byproduct in a book, but this one was just perfect. 

A lovely, heartwarning read that has made it on to my forever reads bookshelf.

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