The Witch Haven

The Witch Haven


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An instant New York Times bestseller!

The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards.

In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious death of her brother months prior. Everything changes when she’s attacked and a man ends up dead at her feet—her scissors in his neck, and she can’t explain how they got there.

Before she can be condemned as a murderess, two cape-wearing nurses arrive to inform her she is deathly ill and ordered to report to Haxahaven Sanitarium. But Frances finds Haxahaven isn’t a sanitarium at all: it’s a school for witches. Within Haxahaven’s glittering walls, Frances finds the sisterhood she craves, but the headmistress warns Frances that magic is dangerous. Frances has no interest in the small, safe magic of her school, and is instead enchanted by Finn, a boy with magic himself who appears in her dreams and tells her he can teach her all she’s been craving to learn, lessons that may bring her closer to discovering what truly happened to her brother.

Frances’s newfound power attracts the attention of the leader of an ancient order who yearns for magical control of Manhattan. And who will stop at nothing to have Frances by his side. Frances must ultimately choose what matters more, justice for her murdered brother and her growing feelings for Finn, or the safety of her city and fellow witches. What price would she pay for power, and what if the truth is more terrible than she ever imagined?

Title:The Witch Haven
Edition Language:English
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    The Witch Haven Reviews

  • Sasha Smith

    I believe Goodreads is fundamentally a space for readers and reviewers, so I promise to post this and then dip, (though if you enjoy the book, please feel free to tag me on insta @sashapeytonsmith) bu...

  • Elle

    Witch stories are my fairytales, and I don’t think I’m ever going to get tired of them.There’s a lot of fascinating things going on in The Witch Haven. It takes place in 1911 New York City, whic...

  • Hannah

    5 STARSWow! That was a rollercoaster of a book. This was a fantastic debut! I absolutely loved every second of this and I need more right now! I feel like The Witch Haven was a book made for me. It ha...

  • Jesse Ruth (The best boyfriends are book boyfriends)

    Thank you Netgalley for this Arc!!This was an incredible read that had me in it's clutches from the very beginning to the last page!I loved following Frances from shopgirl to murderess and then to a s...

  • Emma

    This was *ok* but not as good as I expected it to be. On paper it had all the ingredients I love in a historical fantasy book about witches and magic. But somehow the magic fell flat for me. I think t...

  • Robin

    2.5⭐ Thank you so much to Simon Teen and Netgalley for providing an e-arc copy. All thoughts and opinions are still my own.I am clearly in the very small minority but this book unfortunately just di...

  • rachel ?

    Set in 1911 New York. Seventeen-year-old seamstress Frances Hallowell is whisked off to Haxahaven, a school for witches disguised as a tuberculosis sanitarium. But the more she learns about the mag...

  • cossette

    i am simply sitting,content warnings: grief, attempted sexual assault, blood, murder both on page and off, stabbing, vomiting, drowning, absentee parents, mutilation of corpses, the main character’s...

  • Lindsay (pawsomereads)

    Witches, magic and historical fiction combined to make an exciting and captivating read in The Witch Haven. This was a really atmospheric read and I felt so transported to early 20th century New York ...

  • Danielle (always_read_the_end_first)

    This was an okay stand-alone but I kept asking what is the point of this book? I hate when I am reading a book and I feel the protagonist doesn't have a purpose or like there isn't a structure to this...