Hello Gemmies! Over the Holidays I saw the cover reveal for A Year of Witching by Alexis Henderson and I am shook!! You guys know I love a good supernatural scary story. This one gives me Scarlett Letter vibes with witches! A Year of Witching is set to release on July 21, 2020.
Synopsis of A Phoenix Must First Burn from Good Reads: n the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.
But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.
Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.
I love the black and white cover with just a splatter of blood spots...very creeptastic! I'm really looking forward to reading this gem! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!