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praise for Bad Witch Burning

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“Practical Magic meets Black Girl Magic in this powerful addition to the YA canon. I couldn’t put it down.”

#1 New York Times Bestselling author Victoria Schwab



“As intense emotions leap from the page in every vibrantly depicted scene, Lewis’s YA debut portrays both Katrell’s hopeless love for her manipulative mother and her fear of abject poverty with stinging realism. Katrell and former foster child Will are two kind, passionate, stubborn Black teens who want only the best for each other after having endured the worst. Their wonderful connection anchors this chillingly supernatural tale, easily breathing life into its world full of ghosts.”

Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Lewis artfully constructs delightfully voiced characters and compelling stakes in her debut novel. Full of wonderful Black girl magic, it also explores hefty themes like family, poverty, and the lengths to which a teen girl will go to fight for a better life. This is a necessary read that explores deep issues surrounding class and poverty in the Black community, thrillingly set against a witchy, contemporary fantasy backdrop. Pair with Tiffany D. Jackson’s White Smoke (2021) for another supernatural take on very real social issues haunting society today.”

Enishia Davenport, Booklist starred review

“A gripping, supernatural twist on the no-win decisions created by the cycle of poverty.”


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