Heat Level: 🔥
Release Date: April 23, 2022
Romance: Slow Burn
A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family--and a new love--changes the course of her life.
As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don't mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she's used to being alone and she follows the rules...with one exception: an online account, where she posts videos pretending to be a witch. She thinks no one will take it seriously.
But someone does. An unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic. It breaks all of the rules, but Mika goes anyway, and is immediately tangled up in the lives and secrets of not only her three charges, but also an absent archaeologist, a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and...Jamie. The handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House would do anything to protect the children, and as far as he's concerned, a stranger like Mika is a threat. An irritatingly appealing threat.
As Mika begins to find her place at Nowhere House, the thought of belonging somewhere begins to feel like a real possibility. But magic isn't the only danger in the world, and when a threat comes knocking at their door, Mika will need to decide whether to risk everything to protect a found family she didn't know she was looking for....
"Niceness is all about what we do when other people are looking. Kindness, on the other hand, runs deep. Kindness is what happens when no one’s looking."
Want to cuddle by the fireplace this is the book for you!!!!!
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna is a charming and heartwarming novel that explores the themes of family, friendship, love, and magic. The protagonist, Mika Moon, is a lonely and isolated witch who lives in Britain, where she has to hide her powers and avoid contact with other witches. She has a secret online account where she posts videos pretending to be a witch, but she never expects anyone to take her seriously. That is, until she receives a message from a mysterious sender, inviting her to visit the Nowhere House, a secluded mansion where three young witches live under the care of a retired actor and his wife. Mika decides to break all the rules and accept the invitation, hoping to find a place where she can belong and teach the children how to control their magic. However, she soon realizes that Nowhere House is full of secrets and mysteries, and that she is not the only one who is hiding something. She also finds herself drawn to Jamie, the handsome and prickly librarian of the house, who seems to distrust her at first but gradually warms up to her.
The novel is a delightful mix of humor, romance, adventure, and mystery. The author creates a vivid and enchanting world of magic, where witches have different abilities and affinities, such as fire, water, earth, air, light, and dark. The characters are well-developed and likable, each with their own personality and backstory. Mika is a relatable and sympathetic heroine, who struggles with her identity and loneliness, but also shows courage and kindness. Jamie is a complex and intriguing love interest, who has a tragic past and a protective streak. The three children, Lily, Finn, and Noah, are adorable and endearing, each with their own quirks and talents. The supporting characters, such as the actor Arthur Pendragon and his wife Gwen, the archaeologist Remy LeFevre, and the lawyer Simon Blackwood, are also interesting and add depth to the story.
The plot is engaging and fast-paced, with twists and turns that keep the reader hooked. The author balances the light-hearted moments with the darker ones, creating a suspenseful and emotional narrative. The romance between Mika and Jamie is sweet and slow-burning, with plenty of banter and chemistry. The friendship between Mika and the children is heartwarming and genuine, showing how they grow to trust and care for each other. The mystery surrounding Nowhere House is intriguing and surprising, revealing secrets that have been hidden for years.
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is a captivating and cozy read that will appeal to fans of fantasy, romance, comedy, and mystery. It is a novel that celebrates the power of magic, love, and family. It is a novel that will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and smile.