WOW: These Witches Don’t Burn

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These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Expected Publication: May 28th 2019
Genres: YA Fantasy
Pages: 336

Goodreads // Wordery

These Witches Don't BurnHannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly by Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.

While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.



  • Queer witches!
  • I love the cover. Especially those illustrated character cards.




What are you currently reading?
ebook: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

Hardback: Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

AudiobookA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


What did you recently finish reading? Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. This was a (second? third?) reread. I actually like it more this time around for some reason. I watched the animated movie afterwards and it was really fun. It’s on YouTube if you’re interested.


What do you think you’ll read next? I have no idea!

45 thoughts on “WOW: These Witches Don’t Burn”

    1. I’ve not watched the film (yet) but I think there might be a remake in the works too? I might try to get ahold of a copy afterwards if I can. 😊
      I found the beginning a little tough, and I think the other book of his I’ve read will remain my favourite, but I’m liking it more as I go along.


  1. OOoh interesting! That’s a curious title and a fun cover too! Hope you absolutely love this one once you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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