First Lines Friday- 19 March 2021

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

This week’s First Lines Friday book is a 2020 release on my TBR pile that I am very excited to read, see if you can guess the book!

First Lines


“There’s no such thing as witches, but there used to be. It used to be the air was so thick with magic you could taste it on your tongue like ash. Witches lurked in every tangled wood and waited at every midnight-crossroad with sharp-toothed smiles.


And the book is…….

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow!

Goodreads Synopsis: In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive. There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.

This 2020 novel had me hooked with it’s synopsis, I am always a sucker for a book about witches! A mix of fantasy and historical fiction is a very appealing combination, and I’m looking forward to crossing this book off my TBR list very soon!

Have you already read ‘The Once and Future Witches’? Let me know in the comments!

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