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The Nature of Witches de Rachel Griffin
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The Nature of Witches (edició 2021)

de Rachel Griffin (Autor)

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Títol:The Nature of Witches
Autors:Rachel Griffin (Autor)
Informació:Sourcebooks Fire (2021), 384 pages
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The Nature of Witches de Rachel Griffin

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A magical story about learning to become who you are meant to be, while basking in the many different kinds of love in this world. Clara has faced challenges but once she learns to love herself and trust in both herself and others, there is no stopping her self discovery.
The plot is unique, detailed and touching, the characters are varied and the message is amazing. I loved this one, loved the chapter introductions, (I highlighted most of them!), and this will certainly stick with me for some time.
*I received an arc from the publisher through NetGalley for an honest review ( )
  KimMcReads | Jul 21, 2021 |
The Nature of Witches is a YA fantasy book that I absolutely devoured. Rachel Griffin has created an imaginative take in her alternative world, where witches control the weather and work with regular humans - referred to as shaders to keep the weather systems under control.

But shaders have become greedy and are developing more and more of the earth, and it's made the atmosphere unstable, in turn overwhelming witches across the globe.

Witches are categorized by season: Autumns, Winters, Springs, and Summers. Their strengths are strongest in their own season, and their magic reflects characteristics of their season. But Clara is an Ever - she possesses the magic of all seasons, using the magic of each season as she rolls into it. She's the first Ever in 200 years, and doesn't know how to use or control her magic. What she does know is the cost of it.

This is a beautiful story filled with lovely imagery and interesting characters, along with a sweet romance. It moves at a quiet, steady pace, that pulls at the heart. It has moments of tension and moments of beauty.
It also offers an interesting commentary on climate issues.

What it is, ultimately though, is a story of Clara's journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance, finding her place in the world. Does she keep her magic that will force her to live her life devoid of close relationships, because her magic is drawn to those she loves (with terrible consequences)? Or does she give up her magic for a chance at a normal life?

With the quiet feel that fans of Practical Magic would enjoy, I really adored this story and look forward to more from this author.

I was provided an advance copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. All opinions are my own. ( )
  jenncaffeinated | Jul 4, 2021 |
The Nature of Witches
by Rachel Griffin

I first want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for letting me read this incredible story! Wow, I can picture this on the big screen! It would be amazing!

This is a world where witches help control the weather and other disasters that the regular people (Shadows) have messed up. (Pollution, global warming, deforestation, etc.)
The witches are each born on an equinox and that is their season they are strongest in. It's been over a hundred years since there has been an Ever, one that has the super power of all four seasons.

Clara is that Ever. But she also has to find a way to control it. She killed her parents when she was just five and her friend at school while practicing. Witches are dying at an incredible rate trying to do this massive job without an Ever. But she is scared she might kill someone if she lets her power go again.

There are a lot of small but important side things going on and at times. But I want Clara to zap the heck out of one of the teachers! He is so mean!

There is a romantic element too. Sang is a botany student who came to do advanced studies with the mean teacher. But he has to teach Clara instead. They develop a bond but it's complicated and sad and wonderful at the same time.

It's a teen/young adult book but without a lot of the typical angst. Lots of great fantasy, magic, friendship development, learning to trust yourself and others, and that touch of sweet romance. I really enjoyed it and I don't normally like young adult or teen books. The only teen angst in here is a witch that doesn't want to kill anyone else. I'd say that's an okay angst to have!

Love the characters, (except one teacher, lol), wonderful world building, realistic dialogue, and terrific ending! I want to see it on the big screen!!! ( )
  MontzaleeW | May 30, 2021 |
The Nature of Witches is an incredibly unique read. It’s a fast-paced read that I couldn’t put down. It grabbed my attention and held it. The imagery was wonderful and it’s clear that Griffin is an amazing writer. The Nature of Witches holds deeper meanings about self-love, grief, and tackles the very real issue of climate change in a unique way. The story gives a new take on witches in a world that is beautifully written.

In The Nature of Witches, we follow Clara who is not only a witch but an Everwitch. The witches have their full power during their individual season. Being an Everwitch, Clara is extremely powerful and is terrified to get close to anyone for fear of harming them. She possesses the powers of all seasons. With Clara being the only Everwitch in 100 years, she needs learn to control her powers because the weather is changing and becoming more erratic and she’s the only person who can help. My favorite characters enters here. Sang is a friendly, swoon-worthy botanist who is chosen to help train Clara. Sang is compassionate, understanding, and wise. The two work together to not only control Clara’s magic but help heal past wounds that haunt them.

Overall, the story was wonderful and I definitely recommend it for people who like YA fantasy with added romance. It’s a unique storyline and the writing is beautiful. I love the climate change messaging. I also loved the fact that Rachel Griffin is a certified weather spotter for the National Weather Service! The Nature of Witches is truly wonderful and worth the read.

Release Date: June 1st

Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire, Netgalley, and Rachel Griffin for the advanced copy to review. ( )
  Rachharrill | May 19, 2021 |
Name: The Nature of Witches
Author: Rachel Griffin
Genre: Supernatural, Adventure, Drama, Romance, YA,
Rating: 3/5

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin is a pretty cliché novel about a special witch, who is entrusted to save the world but she refuses to accept her true powers.

The world consists of Humans and Witches living with each other. There are four types of witches, Summer, Winter, Autumn, and Spring with each season, they can only use their power during their season. And there is one Everwitch, whose magic is more powerful than any of the seasonal witches, and their magic works throughout the year.

The protagonist of this novel, Clara is an Everwitch. But she is not ready to use her powers because she is afraid of losing her control and harming her loved ones. Every time she loses control, she loses someone she loves. But if she will not use her powers, the environment will be affected adversely by climatic changes.

She is assigned with a newcomer witch, Sang, who will be training her to learn control. With the changes in Season, her magic changes and so does she. What will happen if she loses her control? What if she loses herself in the process? What will happen if she falls for Sang and endanger his life as well? Will she able to protect everyone she loved?

I liked the world-building in this book. I also liked the fact that the author addresses major climatic changes and environmental problems in this book. The protagonist is bisexual, which is something I took as a pro point. But the story itself is pretty cliché. The chemistry between Clara and Sang reminded me of Rose and Dimitri from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

I found the protagonist, Clara similar to most of the YA novel, not accepting her true nature, refusing to accept her powers, dead parents, losing her loved ones, falling in love with their trainers. But this book is enjoyable and will keep you entertained. ( )
  Fatima_Anwar | May 12, 2021 |
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