Waiting on Wednesday | #72


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. Click on the cover for the link to its Goodreads page.

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Various Authors

Toil & Trouble

Tess Sharpe (Editor), Jessica Spotswood (Editor), Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Córdova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar, and Brenna Yovanoff.

It is expected to be released on August 28, 2018, by Harlequin Teen.

I cannot wait for this book! 15 stories about Witchy heroines! I cannot wait to see the authors’ stories and see how they come up with this. This is so creative! I think I’m looking forward to Anna-Marie McLemore’s and Zoraida Córdova’s the most. Who are you looking forward to the most?

I love this cover. The colors. It isn’t very often that I see this purple this bright for a book cover. I love the droolings of the cat, the leaves, the cauldron, the potions, etc. Love the typography too. It’s such fun. What do you think?

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth.

History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.

Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.

A Bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane.

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together — magically or mundanely — has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.


3 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday | #72

  1. Alyssa says:

    I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK! Purple is my favorite color, so this cover is just my ideal. Also, I love a whole lot of these authors. I’m so glad you shared this, I’m adding this to my to-read list right now haha. :p

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