Giveaway: What Is Your Favorite Novel Featuring Witchcraft?

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

This giveaway is sponsored by Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini.

trial by fire coverThis world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily’s other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.


Fictional witches can be heroines and they can be villains. They can live in historical settings from hundreds of years ago, or inhabit imaginary worlds thousands of years into the future. But no matter what form their powers take, or where they live, or their motives, fictional witches almost always kick ass. We’re giving away 10 copies of Trial By Fire to readers who tell us: what is your favorite novel featuring witchcraft?

Entries are limited to the United States and will be accepted until 11:59pm, Tuesday, September 9th. Winners will be randomly selected.

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