Cackle, by Rachel Harrison

Staff Pick

This novel is a delightful mix of hopeful, creepy, and feminist. Meet Annie, a young, recently single teacher who has moved out of New York City to a small village upstate. Annie starts to pick up her life and rediscover herself at the same time she befriends Sophie, a young witchy woman who is well-known in their village. Sophie is mysterious and confident, two things that Annie strives to be. Throughout their friendship, Sophie encourages Annie to stand up for herself and take charge. Along the way, Annie begins to notice there is something odd about Sophie. With a thrilling twist, this novel demonstrates the power of female friendship and self-confidence.

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ISBN: 9780593202029
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

The Last House on Needless Street, by Catriona Ward

Staff Pick

This is such an artfully done psychological horror novel that though I felt like reading it in one go, I had to periodically put it down. It's a spine-tingling, horrifying, moving, emotional ride. Even when I thought I knew what was going on, the novel took me to a different place (do not peek at the afterword, you will be spoiled!). Catriona Ward is definitely a must-read horror writer.

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ISBN: 9781250812629
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 28th, 2021

The Manningtree Witches, by A.K. Blakemore

Staff Pick
Welcome to Manningtree, Essex, 1643. The English Civil War has taken most of the men, leaving women to their own devices in a world where Puritanism is on the rise and rumors are spreading about strange figures and shapes in the night, animals affected by an unknown illness, and a young boy suffering from mania. Rebecca West, unmarried and with little to do, lives with her often drunk and confrontational mother, the idleness of her days broken only by churchgoing, market outings, and  occasional encounters with young, handsome John Edes. But she believes she can do more and be more....At times dark and disturbing, Blakemore's unsettling yet lyrical debut will have you turning the pages ever faster.  

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ISBN: 9781646220649
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Published: Catapult - August 10th, 2021