by Rachel Griffin
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: June 1st 2021
Genres: Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Magic, YA
Format Read: ARC
For centuries, witches have maintained the climate, their power from the sun peaking in the season of their birth. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic. All hope lies with Clara, an Everwitch whose rare 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.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I’ll just start off by saying this is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read in every aspect.
From the poetic atmospheric language to the sheer beauty of this story I was truly invested. Rachel has a talent with bringing the seasons to life, their very essence seeping from the pages and into your soul. This was a book I couldn’t put down. Her take on witches was something so pure and so beautiful.
Clara was an intricate character and her ever changing feelings was something I think a lot of people could relate to. Her desire to become who she was meant to be and her desire to fall into nothing but shadows is extremely relatable. She is also someone who carries grief, and though it’s a huge part of who she is, we have the privilege of seeing it morph and evolve into something extraordinary.
I found myself crying as I read Clara’s journey. But I also laughed and felt my heart swell with love. This book is definitely a comfort read for me. Whenever I’m experiencing an overflow of emotions I know this will be the book I turn to. So thank you Rachel for creating something that resonates so deeply.
I’m Diane, I suffer from wanderlust and am from Toronto, Ontario.
Since I was a wee bairn I was obsessed with reading and the fantastical worlds books would sweep my away in. Flash forward 28 years, I can now be seen running through the trees in hopes of being carried to a world far far away, but mostly just tripping over tree roots.
When I’m not reading or watching What We Do In The Shadows on repeat, I can be found tracing my lineage to the ancient Vikings and Scots. Oh! And making organic dog treats for my high-maintenance pets.